Brian Kemble presents “Iconic Plants of the Ruth Bancroft Garden”
Join us Saturday, July 25th at 12:00 p.m. CST for the fifth in a series of webinars featuring Cactus and Succulent experts from around the world.
Brian is a CSSA board member, as well as the vice-president of the San Francisco Succulent & Cactus Society. He is the curator at the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, CA, and has worked there since 1980. Brian loves to see and photograph succulents in habitat, and has made many trips to Mexico, South Africa, Namibia and Madagascar. His photos appear in numerous books on succulents, including The Timber Press Guide to Succulent Plants of the World, and he often gives talks on succulents for garden clubs, succulent societies, and plant conventions. Brian is also a prolific writer on topics relating to succulent plants, with hundreds of articles published in print and online, including pieces in the Cactus & Succulent Journal and on the website of the Ruth Bancroft Garden. Brian has a longstanding interest in Aloe, Gasteria, and Haworthia, and he is the vice-president of the Institute for Aloe Studies, based in Oakland, CA. He has sought out the habitats of many species in these three genera on his trips to southern Africa and Madagascar, and has over 40 years of experience growing them and hybridizing with them.