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On the Bookshelf: It's Not Just About the Hat: The Unlikely Journey of a Plantsman

If you say the name Dr. Allan Armitage in conversations and the listener’s face lights up, you know you are talking with a hardcore gardener. In the world of gardening, garden publishing and education, Dr. Armitage is well known and revered.


After being asked countless times how he became the respected plantsman he is, Dr. Armitage decided it was time to fill in the missing pieces of how a young boy from Canada become an internationally recognized figure in the horticulture world.

You will read about his career, family, friends and wonderful adventures that make up an exciting life. The stories are free flowing and honest—at times funny and other times painfully sad.