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Nicholas Staddon

Horticultural Consultant, former Director of New Plants for Monrovia Growers

Unabashed plant geek Nicholas Staddon served as the Director of New Plants and national spokesperson for Monrovia Growers for over 27 years. Working with professional plant breeders, hybridizers, and explorers, he scoured the globe for new discoveries in the plant world. Currently he is a Horticultural Consultant working with Nursery Growers and their new plant and marketing programs. Nicholas continues to be a sought-out resource and guest for television and radio gardening shows across the U.S., and also works closely with professional garden communicators, providing information on plants both old and new. Born in England, Nicholas attended Otley Agricultural College, dividing his time between farm and school and receiving his accreditations in Agricultural Sciences. Nicholas is proud to be professionally affiliated with the Royal Horticulture Society, the California Association of Nurserymen, and AmericanHort. He serves on the Board of Advisors of The Mediterranean Garden Society Southern California, and Mount San Antonio Community College, Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences and Cal-HIP, California Horticultural Invasives Prevention.

Making Their Debut: Best New Plants for Northwest Gardens

Nurserymen and growers are cranking up their creative juices finding and breeding new plants to enjoy. But which ones will work best in your garden? Horticulturist Nicholas Staddon has a discerning eye when it comes to the new and recent plant introductions. Join him has he shows off some of the latest must-have plants that work well in Northwest gardens. Best of all—they will be available in garden centers in 2018. Nicholas does the research so you don’t have to!

Wednesday, Feb 7 at 11:45 am / DIY Stage

Shop with a Pro: Nick’s Plant Picks from the Garden Show Plant Market

In 2017 we let Nicholas Staddon roam the Garden Show in search of his best plant picks available at the show. His discoveries were stunning and delighted showgoers with his unusual must-have recommendations. By popular demand, he’s back! Join Nicholas for an insider look at plants you simply must take home with you, from bulbs, veggies, perennials, conifers, woody ornamentals and more. Nicholas has done the leg work, so you don’t have to!

Saturday, Feb 10 at 10:00 am / DIY Stage