Gregory D. Tepper

Horticultural Lecturer

Gregg has been providing entertaining and informative talks for over 20 years and has lectured extensively in the U.S. as well as at RBG Kew and Wisley in the United Kingdom.  He is passionate about his subject matter and it shows. Browse the titles below to see a sampling of the most popular subjects offered.  

Also, Gregg will gladly create a lecture specific to your group!

For further information, please contact Gregg

Deer Resistant Native Plants for the Northeast 

In this entertaining and informative lecture inspired by his recent co-authored book “Deer-Resistant Native Plants for the Northeast”, Gregg will delve into his experiences with what he’s found to be the best native, deer-resistant plants and creating a strategy for rebuffing deer with effective and safe, natural deer repellent products.  Additionally, you’ll learn more about plant combinations, cultivation tips and the many, newer cultivated varieties of native plants now being offered in the market.

The Sensory Appeal of Native Plants

This popular lecture focuses on the unique ways native plants appeal to all our senses - Sight, Touch, Taste, Smell and Sound.  Learn fascinating facts, hear entertaining true stories and see outstanding photographs of the wildflowers of the fields and forests.

History and Horticulture of Laurel Hill  

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Native Plants We Love - An In-depth Look


This lecture is a celebration of the sheer beauty and amazing diversity of the native plants we've come to admire. You'll experience the incredible aesthetics these plants possess, but even more than that, you'll delve into the attributes that make them beautiful and the benefits derived from being so. 

Native Plants for Native Birds

Gregg shares his experience with the selection and use of native plants in the home landscape to attract, and provide shelter for, our wonderful native birds.  This lecture features twenty of the best trees, shrubs and plants for the home landscape that will appeal to both you and our feathered friends alike.

Sedges and Other Gems for Your Garden

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Great Ferns for the Garden

This lecture celebrates one of the best groups of plants for the shade garden, FERNS! It features native fern identification, growth habits, culture, and an enlightening discussion of the best companion plants. Learn the redeeming qualities that make ferns a pleasure to grow and earn them a place of honor in your garden.

Great Plants to Know and Love 

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Lesser-known Native Shade Plants

The unusual and rare always has its draw and the plants featured in this lecture are no exception. Whether as a "Part II" to my Native Plants to Know and Grow or simply to learn more about lesser-known plants, such as the amethyst shooting-star pictured here, this talk is sure to satisfy the most curious native plant enthusiast.

Native Plants: Weird, Wild & Wonderful!

This talk highlights the native plants' broad spectrum of uniqueness from the macabre insect-eating pitcher plants to the enchanting pink lady's slipper orchids. 

Packed with intriguing facts and delightful gardening anecdotes, you'll learn about the WEIRDEST, WILDEST, and MOST WONDERFUL native plants!

Nature's Sanctuary: A Stewarded - Succession Landscape

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