Audience Reviews of Brown
Kirk entertains and educates audiences of business owners, garden clubs, and history lovers with his energetic and passionate, horticulturally-related presentations. His personifications of John Bartram and Frederick Law Olmsted are electrifying.
Williamsburg May 2015 Educational Conference
Angie L Smith from Franklin, TN - 07/25/2015 22:52:07
Kirk is an endearing and brilliant speaker and has developed his characters in a way that I felt I was in the same time period as the historical men he portrayed.
I was fascinated to hear his lecture and the detail of his research and the beauty of his visuals and subject he chose to present.
He engaged with us throughout the conference as we took garden tours and gathered in between meetings.
I would highly recommend him. I hope to be fortunate to hear Kirk Brown again soon.
Robert Wyatt from Bishop, GA - 07/20/2015 20:31:56
Kirk Brown recently attended the Cullowhee Native Plant Conference, the oldest and largest such gathering in the Southeast. His conference-opening performance as Frederick Law Olmsted was spellbinding-- informative and entertaining. He participated fully in the four-day conference, interacting with the diverse range of attendees focused on native plants. Kirk also spoke at the end of the conference, reviewing 400 years of history in the use of native North American plants. He left attendees inspired to go out and continue to encourage gardeners and landscapers to use native plants in a more ecologically sustainable manner.
John Bartram's Legacy
Gary Huggens from Mechanicsburg, PA - 06/07/2015 18:32:35
Kirk Brown recently portrayed John Bartram's legacy founding the colonial American world horticultural trade and his dedication to document North American plants at the Native Plants Conference at Millersville University. Mr. Brown unfolded the tale of Bartram's accomplishments with expert knowledge and wit that helped us to understand our horticultural American roots. Brown also made us realize how important to fuse Bartram's plant knowledge with present-day environmental challenges and landscape design craft. No wonder John Bartram in the person of Kirk Brown brought all of us in the audience to a standing ovation at the end of his presentation. Centuries of intervening time have not caused any of us to lose the perennial passion for plants we share with our early American trail blazers.
Engaging Witty Learned
David Healy from Washington DC - 04/17/2015 17:50:53
Kirk as Frederick Law Olmsted presented 150 years of Olmsted in Washington to our state annual meeting on April 11, 2015 at the U.S. National Arboretum. Nobody leaves his programs without learning something, usually a lot. Kirk tailors his programs to the locale. It was the best program yet at a state meeting.
Ann Brun from Brooklyn,NY - 12/16/2014 13:09:58
If ever there was a genius who could make history come alive,it is KIRK BROWN.On November 19,2014 The Brooklyn Heights Garden Club hosted an evening with Kirk Brown and Frederick Law Olmsted at the historic Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims.It was a great success, no one nodded off,and everyone stayed to talk with him until the last chairs were removed!