Primrose Society hosting three-day event

Primula experts will lead garden tours, workshops and lectures

A Primula vialii blooms in the Jensen-Olson Arboretum on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The arboretum boasts North America’s largest primula (primrose) collection, with about 200 varieties. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire File)

The City and Borough of Juneau’s Jensen-Olson Arboretum is hosting the 2018 American Primrose Society National Show and Conference May 4 to 6 and is inviting the public to join Primula enthusiasts from across North America.

The arboretum was nationally accredited with National Collections status in 2012 for the genus Primula by the Plant Collections Network.

The 2018 American Primrose Society National Show and Conference will feature a hands-on workshop on propagation, lectures, garden tours and an awards dinner. The keynote speaker is Calgary, Alberta resident and internationally-acclaimed Primula expert, Pam Eveleigh. She travels throughout Asia and Europe in her ongoing studies of primrose and their native habitats.

Online registration closes April 21. After that, only day-of registration at the event will be available. Register and get more information at www.eventbrite.com.

For more information, contact Arboretum Manager Merrill Jensen at 789-0139 or Merrill.Jensen@juneau.org.

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