The New Plant Parent


Date(s) - Wednesday, October 23, 2019
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Darryl Cheng, author of The New Plant Parent, will bring your houseplant care to the next level! With the soaring popularity of houseplants, more and more people are bringing these living things into their homes, but remain confused about exactly how to care for them. Searching the Internet for plant care advice tends to leave people with more questions than answers. Some of the advice they find has been recycled from decades past when houseplants were treated as mere decor. Darryl brings a fresh perspective to an old hobby. His science-based, practical approach has helped thousands understand the essentials of houseplant care to become confident plant parents.

Darryl’s new book, The New Plant Parent, is available for purchase in the Garden Shop and he will be signing copies after this lecture.


TBG’s first-ever Plant Swap
5 to 6 p.m. – Registration, Plant Screening, Browsing, Explanation of how the swap works.
6 to 7 p.m. – Plant Swap. Plants will be claimed in a series of rounds.

Bring your extra house plants to trade for new ones. Participants will receive one popsicle stick per plant (regardless of plant size). Prior to entry, plants will be screened for pests and diseases. Only healthy plants will be accepted. House plant experts will be onsite to offer free advice.
Suggested Donation: $5 per person


About Darryl Cheng

Darryl Cheng is the creator of the incredibly popular blog and Instagram account, House Plant Journal. Darryl’s commitment to excellence and his passion for plants and thirst for knowledge have turned him into one of the most trusted resources of the internet houseplant world. What was initially a hobby Tumblr page has turned into an Instagram account with over 350,000 followers, a foundational houseplant care book entitled The New Plant Parent and plant time-lapse videos that have gone viral around the world.