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THE SHRUB LAYER
September 14, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
THE SHRUB LAYER
PEGGY SINGLEMANN, MAYMONT FOUNDATION, HOST OF VIRGINIA HOME GROWN
Between the tall tree canopy and the herbaceous floor grows a myriad of shrubs that thrive in the varying light conditions of a forest. This middle layer is composed of plants that provide shelter and food for pollinators and mammals alike.
Peggy M. Singlemann, Maymont’s Director of Park Operations and Horticulture, has designed, planted and maintained historic and specialty gardens at the 100-acre estate for over 30 years. She serves as Host of central Virginia’s monthly gardening show, Virginia Home Grown. on PBS’ VPM. At Maymont Ms. Singlemann is responsible for and oversees all phases of grounds operations, building maintenance, security, new building and habitat construction and horticulture. Singlemann lectures throughout the mid-Atlantic region and has been published in local and national periodicals such as American Nurseryman, Horticulture, Virginia Gardener and Richmond Parents Magazine. She is a Certified Horticulturist through the Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association, a Certified Arborist through the International Society of Arboriculture, a Certified Landscape Designer through the Virginia Society of Landscape Design. She attended the Victorian Society in America Summer School in Newport, Rhode Island and is on the board of the Southern Garden History Society. In 2016 Ms. Singlemann was recognized by the Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association as Professional of the Year. The Old Dominion Herb Society bestowed upon Mrs. Singlemann an Honorary Membership in 2017.