3939 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006
Thursday, May 18, 6:00 pm | Houston TX
Presenter: Chipper Wichman, President, CEO, and Director of NTBG
You are invited to a small gathering at Canopy restaurant with National Tropical Botanical Garden’s President and Executive Director Charles “Chipper” Wichman for a presentation on the value of collaborations amongst conservation organizations such as Peckerwood Garden Conservation Foundation and National Tropical Botanical Garden. Presented by NTBG and Peckerwood Garden at Canopy restaurant in Houston. Learn the importance of being a part of a network of gardens and supporters that are saving plants and the environment. Also, hear more about the conservation practices that make these gardens unique in that we serve as more than just a public garden, we are stewards of the environment. See examples of tropical plant conservation and how the work NTBG is conducting in Hawaii is making a widespread impact.
Light refreshments at 6:00 pm and lecture at 6:30 pm.
Limited space available, pre-registration required.
Price by donation to benefit Peckerwood Garden Conservation Foundation.
Minimum donation $25.
About the Presenter:
Charles “Chipper” Wichman, President, CEO and Director of NTBG. He joined the staff at NTBG in 1976 after graduating from its Horticultural Internship Program. Mr. Wichman spent his early career developing Limahuli Garden restoring ancient taro terraces, developing a collection of rare and endangered native Hawaiian plants, and beginning extensive native habitat restoration work in the Limahuli Preserve, which continues today.
When he assumed leadership of the organization in 2003, Mr. Wichman brought a renewed focus to NTBG’s conservation and horticulture efforts and a greater appreciation of the native Hawaiian culture. Chipper is active in the Hawai’i Conservation Alliance and his leadership was instrumental in getting the International Union for Conservation of Nature (ICUN) World Conservation Congress to Hawai’i this past fall.