Deer Resistant Native Plants for the Northeast

Saturday 05-20-23 01:00 pm (Eastern)

Location: Haggerty Center

Gregg Tepper

Join horticulturist Gregg Tepper for an entertaining and informative lecture inspired by his recent co-authored book with Ruth Clausen entitled “Deer-Resistant Native Plants for the Northeast”. Gregg will delve into his experiences with what he’s found to be the best native, deer-resistant plants and creating a strategy for rebuffing deer with effective and safe natural deer repellent products. Additionally, you’ll learn more about plant combinations, cultivation tips and the many newer cultivated varieties of native plants now being offered in the market.

Gregg is the Senior Horticulturist for the Arboretum at Laurel Hill, which is comprised of two cemeteries, the East cemetery located in the East Falls section of Philadelphia and the West cemetery located in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. Combined, they create a 265-acre ArbNet certified level II arboretum. Gregg oversees the various display gardens’ stewardship throughout both cemeteries, serves as an educator for the horticulture internships and stewards Nature’s Sanctuary, a one-acre green burial area that focuses on seasonality, beauty and the ecological benefits of using native plants. Laurel Hill West has a heavy deer pressure and Gregg has developed a strategy for having beautiful and resilient gardens using deer-resistant plants and effective deer repellents.

Gregg is a passionate native plant enthusiast and admirer of everything horticulture and has had the pleasure of lecturing extensively in the US as well as at the Royal Botanical Garden, Kew and Royal Horticultural Society Garden Wisley, both in the UK. In his free time, he studies and photographs plants in their habitats, collects 19th century hand-colored engravings of native plants and chairs the Watering Committee at the Horticourt of the Philadelphia Flower Show.

Following the presentation there will be a book signing and sale.

This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU.