Flowering Trees with Director of Horticulture Fred Perry
Join Director of Horticulture Fred Perry for a walk through the Arboretum to admire Blithewold’s flowering trees, a true sign that spring has arrived. From Dogwoods to Magnolias, Fred will point out our most spectacular blooming trees, which not only look great but attract pollinators to the gardens.
After receiving a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Rhode Island, Fred worked for several landscape companies in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. More than 15 years ago, he started his career in public horticulture, where his increasing passion for trees led to his work as a RI licensed and ISA Certified Arborist. He serves as a member of the board of directors of the New England Chapter of ISA.