Whether you harvest the stem, leaf, root, or flower, adding tropical edibles to the garden allows the temperate gardener-cook to work with the freshest flavors possible in an adventurous kitchen. Using many examples from her book Tropical Plants and How To Love Them, Marianne will share which tropical and subtropical plants make the most of a temperate climate, and how they can revolutionize your garden…and your table!
About Marianne Willburn
Marianne Willburn is a gardening author, international speaker and columnist at The American Gardener, GardenRant and MarianneWillburn.com. She is the author of Tropical Plants and How to Love Them (2021) and Big Dreams, Small Garden (2017), and has spent much of her gardening life in small city and suburban gardens in places as diverse as California, England and the Mid-Atlantic. A regular contributor to Better Homes and Gardens and other digital and print magazines, Marianne has been a newspaper columnist for over a decade and is the recipient of several Gold and Silver Media Awards from Garden Communicators International (formerly GWA). Her most recent book Tropical Plants and How To Love Them was awarded the Gold Media Award for Book Writing by Garden Communicators International in 2022 and shortlisted in 2021 for The Peter Seabrook Practical Book of The Year. She is a graduate of University College London.