We at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards are proud to sponsor to the first annual Ian Robertson Legacy Lectureship: an event to honor the late horticulturalist, landscape designer, educator, and author Ian Robertson, and a fundraiser to help design and build the McIntire Botanical Garden. The Lectureship will be hosted on September 30th, 2017 at Whitehall Vineyards. The keynote speaker will be C. Coleston Burrell, an acclaimed garden designer and award-winning author. Additionally, there will be a garden tour through the Vineyards that Ian himself designed.
Ian Robertson is a legend in Charlottesville, and was well known and loved by many here and in Richmond. He is credited for starting the Piedmont Valley Community College horticulture program, and was an instructor there for many years. Ian was a frequent guest on the Richmond based PBS show “Virginia Home Grown,” and he designed the first phase at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens over 20 years ago. Ian also designed gardens for many private estates here in Charlottesville.
Pippin Hill is proud to support the memory of an impactful and dedicated horticulturalist who had an immeasurable impact on Charlottesville and our community.