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Art: Lecture

Wave Hill's 2013 Horticultural Lecture #3 - Boswellias of the World


Wednesday Mar 13, 2013 (6–7:30pm)



Wave Hill (Venue Partner)

New York School of Interior Design

170 East 70th Street






Wave Hill says…

 Wave Hill Horticultural Lectures are devoted to landscape design and the meaning of our interactions with plants and the natural world. This year’s distinguished lecturers offer a walk down memory lane. But these presentations are not simply an indulgence in nostalgia, as the past strongly informs the present in the three subjects we address.  

In this final lecture of our 2013 series, discover the possibility of a new future for the Boswellias of the world. After a quarter-century practicing architecture, Jason Eslamieh has established a research nursery in Tempe, Arizona, to pursue a 20-year passion for studying, and writing about, three genera of the Burseraceae family. The first was the subject of his 2011 publication Cultivation of Boswellia, better known to many of us as frankincense. A second volume, on the genus Bursera, is on the way. His March lecture illuminates the diversity and habitat of Boswellia, outlines its venerable history and speculates about its future.


Series: $48 Member, Student/$60 General. Individual lectures: $20 Member, Student/$25 General. Reservations recommended, online or by calling 718.549.3200 x220.