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The Propagation Handbook Signing with Hilton Carter

May 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Flyer for upcoming program "The Propagation Handbook Signing with Hilton Carter" at Garfield Park Conservatory, taking place in the Show House on May 30th from 6pm to 8pm. This event is costs $35 for general admission and $20 for community members with an option to purchase the book for an additional $30.


Join us for a special afternoon with plant and interior stylist, best-selling author, and artist Hilton Carter as he shares his expertise on plant propagation and signs copies of his just-released book The Propagation Handbook: A Guide to Propagating Houseplants. Carter delves into best propagation methods, necessary tools, and different considerations by type of plant. Follow along as he demonstrates his own plant propagation methods and then learn expert tips and tricks as he opens the floor for your questions. Following his talk and demonstration, Carter will sign copies of The Propagation Handbook: A Guide to Propagating Houseplants. The book will be available for purchase prior to and during this event.

Run of show:

  • Intro and Talk
  • Propagation Demonstration
  • Q & A
  • Book signing to close

Date & Time: Thursday, May 30th, from 6pm-8pm

Location: Show House

This program will take place on Thursday, May 30th, at Garfield Park Conservatory in the Show House from 6pm-8pm.

$50.00 – General Admission

$40.00 – Community/Members/Volunteers

Scholarships are available! Please fill out this Scholarship Application (link opens in a new tab) or contact Bendi Qian at for more information. The due date to apply for a scholarship is Thursday, May 23rd at 5:00pm CST.

About the Author:

Hilton Carter is a plant and interior stylist, director, and fine artist. He has a large and loyal following on Instagram (@hiltoncarter), where he shares his passion for and encyclopedic knowledge of plant care and styling. Hilton has partnered with Target on three Hilton Carter for Target collections, and released his Guide to Houseplants workshops with the Magnolia Network. A PBS-TV special, “Living Wild: Plant-spiration with Hilton Carter,” aired nationally on PBS-TV late-February through early March 2024. His previous books–all published by CICO Books–are Wild at Home (2019), Wild Interiors (2020), Wild Creations (2021), and Living Wild (2023). When not getting his hands dirty in a project, Hilton can be found cozying up in his Baltimore home with his wife, Fiona and daughter, Holland.

Accommodation: When you register for this event, you will be asked to provide any accommodations requests. If you have any questions or would like to request an additional accommodation, please contact at least 72 hours prior to the event start.

Refunds: For all fee-based programs and tours, we are able to provide full refunds up to two weeks prior to the program date. Within two weeks, we can offer a credit for a future class, or a refund in the event that we have a waitlist for the program and we can fill your spot.


May 30
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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