Peggy Singlemann is the host of the television series Virginia Home Grown. She serves on the board of directors for Southern Garden History Society.
Peggy was the director of park operations and horticulture at Maymont, a 100-acre historic estate in Richmond, Virginia. She retired earlier this year after thirty-eight years at the job.
Melissa Abernathy, Maymont Communications Manager, says, “From the beginning, Singlemann scoured archives for historic photographs and documentation to understand the estate’s original plant material and layout, much of which had become overgrown with invasive plants or had been altered in the years after the Dooleys [Maymont’s original owners.] She established the first Woody Plants Collection Policy to define the planting guidelines for trees and shrubs. She instituted best practices gleaned from studying other historical estates, joined professional horticulture, landscape and garden history organizations, and earned multiple professional certifications and recognition for her work.”
Now Peggy is devoting her time to hosting Virginia Home Grown. She has been the host of the television series produced by Virginia Public Media since 2016. The program has won three Telly Awards, judged internationally, since 2020.
This recent show highlights two historic gardens, the Anne Spencer House & Garden Museum in Lynchburg and the Petersburg Legends Historical Park in Petersburg, Virginia.
Watch Virginia Home Grown with our own Peggy Singlemann.