Plant Curator Richie Steffen Lecture

Richie Steffen, curator of the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden in Seattle, gave a lecture titled “Gardening with Ferns” which was followed by a guided tour of Whitehall’s woodland garden on June 21.

Photos by BILL WINE | Contributing Photographer

Gardening with Ferns. The venue for the event was Whitehall.Leslie Pancratz, Jean and Gary Steffen.Ralph Archer and keynote speaker Richie Steffen.Jefferson County Master Gardener Jan Eastburn and Whitehall\'s Landscape Director Mike Hayman.Cheri Casey,Jefferson County Master Gardener Jan Eastburn, keynote speaker and author Richie Steffen, Jeannene Fizer.Fife and David Wicks.Keynote speaker and author Richie Steffen and Whitehall\'s Landscape Director Mike Hayman.Leslie Pancratz, Whitehall\'s Landscape Director Mike Hayman and Mary Anne Thornton.Kit Carter-Weilage and Mary Weilage.A book signing was included in the event program.The guests listened as Whitehall\'s Landscape Director Mike Hayman spoke.Whitehall\'s Landscape Director Mike Hayman introduced the keynote speaker.The keynote speaker was noted plant curator Richie Steffen.The keynote speaker was noted plant curator Richie Steffen.Barbara Montgomery listened and took notes during the talk and slide show presentation.Whitehall\'s Landscape Director Mike Hayman answered questions of the guests during a visit to the Ralph Archer Woodland Garden at Whitehall.Ralph Archer answered questions during a visit to the Ralph Archer Woodland Garden at Whitehall.Ralph Archer answered questions during a visit to the Ralph Archer Woodland Garden at Whitehall.Gardening with Ferns.The event included a visit to the Ralph Archer Woodland Garden at Whitehall.Ralph Archer was one of the guides through the Ralph Archer Woodland Garden at Whitehall.The Ralph Archer Woodland Garden at Whitehall.Ralph Archer was one of the guides through the Ralph Archer Woodland Garden at Whitehall.Noted plant curator Richie Steffen pointed out a fern to the guests while walking through the Ralph Archer Woodland Garden at Whitehall.Noted plant curator Richie Steffen pointed out a fern to the guests while walking through the Ralph Archer Woodland Garden at Whitehall.Dedication plaque at Whitehall.