Dr. Allan Armitage is well known as a writer, speaker and researcher throughout the world.  Born and raised in Canada, he lived in Quebec and Ontario, then in East Lansing, Michigan and Athens, Georgia.  He has worked with landscape plants and greenhouse crops in the North and South, and travels from coast to coast and all parts in between sharing his passion for plants.  He holds his B.Sc from McGill University in Montreal, otherwise known as The Harvard of the North,  his M.Sc. from University of Guelph and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University.  

His career has taken him all over the world, lecturing throughout United States and Canada, as well as many countries in Europe, South America, New Zealand and Australia. His knowledge has allowed him to write 13 books, countless academic papers and hundreds of articles for professionals and lay people alike. He has been honored for his achievements throughout he country - the respect from his colleagues is most impressive.   He has written a monthly column for the national greenhouse publication, “Greenhouse Grower”,  for over 30 years and has not repeated one yet. To view always entertaining, informative, and sometimes instructional short videos, visit his YouTube channel.

Lastly, all plants and no play make Allan a dull boy - squash, tennis, reading, guitar and yes, even dancing, make Dr A anything but a dull boy. 


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Coming April 2015!

Coming April 2015!

The Memoir 

Dr Allan Armitage has penned his memoirs. His stories depict his unlikely trajectory as a shy boy from a quiet neighborhood of Montreal to a world renowned plantsman, speaking throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.  Titled, “It’s Not Just About The Hat – the Unlikely Journey of a Plantsman” this book exemplifies everything you have learned to expect from one of the most engaging storytellers today.  From digging graves to braving North Atlantic storms, Dr A’s adventurous life is revealed like an unfurling bloom–each petal just a little wilder than the one before it.

Pre-order before April 10 and receive free shipping in the United States by visiting the Bookstore.

Armitage's App for Android and Apple Devices

Dr. A's app is brilliant, with a plethora of plant varieties and constant additions and upgrades. Photos, videos, Dr A's recommendations for the best plants and even great garden centers to visit. Interactive, informative, and, intelligent--download it today! Click here for more information on the great benefits of this wonderful app that is available on both iTunes and Android devices. Please check The Springboard for a few reviews.

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Internet Classes for Gardeners and Industry

Dr A's first Internet "class for the world" was introduced in October, 2012 and is available to all. The first class "Perennials for the Sun", is an in-depth and enjoyable class on some of the best choices for perennials for a sunny location.  Twenty genera, chapters on botanical subjects, quizzes and a lot of fun are hallmarks of the class. The next class "Perennial for the Shade" will be ready by late December. For more information on how to enroll, click here. To read what students have to say about the courses, visit our page, The Springboard.