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Gardener’s Focus Tour | Bounty of the Cutting Garden

Cutting Garden white and purple alliumsThis summer, unearth the boundless beauty of the cutting garden! Marjorie Merriweather Post loved displaying fresh cut flowers throughout her home. This tradition continues today as the cutting garden produces nearly one thousand stems a week during the height of summer. From sunflowers and zinnias to eucalyptus and lisianthus, a weekly harvest supplies a bounty of flowers which are used in arrangements throughout the property. Tour the garden in all its glory and learn a few tips and secrets from a Hillwood gardener along the way. 

Tickets are distributed at the Ellen MacNeille Charles Visitor Center upon opening each day. This twenty-minute tour is limited to ten, and meets in the visitor center conservatory. 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER 

Drew Asbury (he/him) is Hillwood’s horticulturist and volunteer manager. He joined Hillwood in 2012 and is responsible for the greenhouses, the cutting garden, and the horticulture volunteer program. Drew has worked professionally in the horticulture industry for nearly twenty years in a variety of positions including garden center sales, greenhouse growing, and landscape management and design. Drew graduated from the Longwood Gardens professional gardener training program in 2006 and completed a Master’s degree in sustainable garden design from The George Washington University in 2020.