One last lap

One last lap

Photo by: Courtney Rosen

Plant lovers joined retiring horticulture professor Allan Armitage in July as he made one last walk around the trial gardens he founded. The annual open house included a recognition ceremony for Armitage, who had been at UGA for 31 years. Located on campus in between the Snelling Dining Hall and the pharmacy building, the gardens display hundreds of annuals and perennials from plant breeders around the world. John Ruter, a veteran ornamental horticulturalist in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, will serve as garden director upon Armitage’s retirement. Get more at