2018 Regional Symposia




Central Regional Perennial Plant Symposium

February 3, 2018


Presented in great partnership with and held at the the Morton Arboretum.


"Perennials for Pollinators"


FEBRUARY 3, 2018, The Morton Arboretum


The Perennial Plant Association and The Morton Arboretum are teaming up to offer a day-long symposium entitled, ‘Plants for Pollinators.’ Some of the best writers and most knowledgeable experts in the business will be here, and you’re invited to listen, learn, and ask questions. Horticulture professionals and garden enthusiasts can meet well-known authors, discover great plants, and get ideas and inspiration for the 2018 growing season.


Presenters include:


  • Doug Tallamy, Professor and Chair of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife, University of Delaware, and author, Bringing Nature Home
  • Kylee Baumle, author, The Monarch: Saving our Most Loved Butterfly
  • Nina Koziol, garden writer, This Garden Cooks
  • Jack Pizzo, Pizzo and Associates
  • Richard Hawke, Plant Evaluation Manager and Associate Scientist, Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Mark Dwyer, Director of Horticulture, Rotary Botanical Gardens, Janesville WI


The program will be held at the beautiful 1,700-acre grounds of The Morton Arboretum, a world-renowned tree museum and center of research on tree science and tree care.




Notes: Held indoors. Limit 150






Saturday, February 3, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center



Mid-Atlantic Regional Perennial Plant Symposium

February 24, 2018


Presented in great partnership with Horticultural Society of Maryland



"Perennially Inspired"


FEBRUARY 24, 2018, The Conference Center at Sheppard Pratt, Baltimore, Maryland


PPA and The Horticultural Society of Maryland present Perennially Inspired! Spend the day immersed in gardening! Join us for this day-long seminar as five horticultural experts share their insight and knowledge about plants and planting. Learn about gardening practices and exchange experiences with your plant-loving peers. 




 Presenters include:


·     James Brown, Owner/Operator, New Moon Nursery


·     Rebecca McMackin, Director of Horticulture, Brooklyn Bridge Park


·     Tim Tilghman, Head Gardener, Untermyer Gardens Conservancy


·     Melanie Ruckle, Owner, Putnam Hill Nursery 


·     Kelly Norris, Director of Horticulture, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden







Online registration has now closed. Look forward to seeing you in Baltimore!








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