Joint Heronswood/BBGS Annual Symposium
Sep 17 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm$95 – $115
Our annual symposium gets better every year, and this year’s may be the best yet! The four outstanding speakers will be:
- Carol Reese: Carol is a recently retired Extension Horticulture Specialist based at West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center. Her lecture, “Native Plants: Facts and Fallacies,” will separate fact from fiction about whether native plants are more likely to succeed, and if they are always a better choice for supporting insects.
- Dan Hinkley: Dan Hinkley is known and revered around the world as a plant explorer, author, and speaker. With his partner, Robert Jones, he established the world renowned Heronswood Nursery (Now Heronswood Garden) as well as famed Windcliff. His presentation, “Twenty-Five Plants (but who’s counting?) I’m Glad I’ve Had,” will showcase plants that span the seasons in the Pacific Northwest.
- Wambui Ippolito: Wambui was the 2021 Best in Show award winner at the Philadelphia Flower Show, the largest show of its kind in North America. The New York Botanical Garden’s School of Horticulture, Veranda magazine, named her one of “Eleven Revolutionary Female Landscape Designers” and she is a much-in-demand speaker. The title of her lecture is “Immigrant Landscapes: Following Immigrant Footprints through the American Landscape.
- Andy Sturgeon: Andy is one of the United Kingdom’s leading garden designers. Inspired by art and architecture, his work explores the relationship between plants and structure and the wider landscape. Andy is the winner of eight RHS Gold Medals at the Chelsea Flower Show, and three times “Best in Show.” In both England’s Sunday Times and Garden magazine, he is placed in the Top Ten list of landscape designers in Britain. Andy lectures around the world and is a published author, broadcaster, and active commentator in the international garden design sector.
The symposium will be held in-person in the Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Ticket price includes sandwiches donated by Great Harvest Bread Company.