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2017 “Today’s Horticulture” Symposium

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pennsylvania_longwood_monarchThe 2017 “Today’s Horticulture” Symposium of the Professional Gardener Alumni Association will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. February 3, 2017, in the Ballroom and Conservatory of Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.

The day-long symposium is perfect for Road Trips Gardeners who are horticulture professionals, landscape designers and architects, passionate gardeners, and students of horticulture.

Speakers include Rebeca Quinonez-Pinon, Ph.D., Executive Director of La Cruz Habitat Protection Project, which focuses on increasing overwintering habitat for monarchs in Mexico; and Rochelle Greayer, writer, award-winning blogger, and founder and editor of Pith + Vigor magazine. In addition, Quill Teal-Sullivan, garden manager at Meadowburn Farm will discuss rehabilitating a 20th century landscape garden. Other topics will feature wild edible plants of the Mid-Atlantic, modern-day plant exploration, and urban farming programs.

“Today’s Horticulture” also features a plant sale organized by the current Professional Gardener class at Longwood Gardens, including tropical plants, annuals, perennials, shrubs, and small flowering trees, tools, and a mix of garden goods.

The $149 symposium fee includes admission to Longwood Gardens, Symposium sessions, plant sale, refreshment breaks, and a buffet lunch. For more information about the smposium and to register go online.

The symposium is sponsored by Longwood Gardens, Mt. Cuba Center, and the Chanticleer Foundation.

(Photo courtesy of Longwood Gardens)

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