Dr. Richard W. Benfield, will give a presentation at the next meeting of the Olde Ripton Garden Club on Monday, Nov. 2. Dr. Benfield is a Professor of Geography at Central Connecticut State University. He has travelled in over 115 countries and seen the botanic gardens and other private gardens in just about all of them. He is a much sought after speaker and author.
His presentation will focus specifically on “The Great Botanic Gardens of the World”. Dr. Benfield just returned from Siberia and Mongolia to undertake Snow Leopard Research. He has traveled to South Africa, the Middle East, China and the Valley of Flowers in India as well as New Zealand, South Korea and beyond.