Known as a great plantsman and designer, Robert Mallet is the Director of the Shamrock Collection, the French National Hydrangea Collection, located on the property of his family estate, Moutiers, in the Seine-Maritime region of France. He started his advanced education in the U.S. at the Wharton School, where he received a Bachelor of Science, and earned an MBA degree from INSEAD. He became the Manager of the Parc des Moutiers, in 1968 and continued (with some interruption for his studies) until 1985. He was one of the founding participants in the Courson Plant Show in 1982 and continued his plant show career throughout France. Mallet was the Founder of the Association des Parcs Botaniques de France, as well as the Association des Parcs et Jardins de Haute-Normandie.
Free, reservations are not required. Event starts at 7:00 pm with sign-in, light refreshments and a chance to mingle with fellow garden enthusiasts and American Hydrangea Society members. Speakers begin at 7:30 pm and finish with a plant raffle. For more information, please call 770.956.7734.