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2023 Symposium: The View from the Garden: Nature & Biodiversity

Oct 14 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Varied Cost

Heronswood and the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society are pleased to present our 4th annual joint symposium. This event is a fundraiser for the two organizations, and will take place in-person at the Bellevue Botanical Garden and online.

Our lineup of stellar speakers will feature:
  • Andrea Wulf, award-winning author whose presentation, “The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humbolt’s New World” will be livestreamed from England.
  • Bill Thomas, executive director and head gardener at Chanticleer, who will present “The Art of Gardening at Chanticleer,” a behind the scenes look at what the Washington Post calls “one of the most interesting and edgy public gardens in America.”
  • Dr. Ross Bayton, London-born botanist and director of the world-renowned Heronswood Garden, whose presentation is titled, “Welcome to the Plant Zoo: Botanical Gardens as Conservation Centers.”
  • Dr. Ari Novy, president and CEO of the San Diego Botanic Garden, who will present, “The Earth is a Garden: We’re All in This Together.”

The symposium will be held in-person at the Bellevue Botanical Garden and online. Andrea Wolf’s lecture will be webinar only and will be viewed live in the Aaron Education Center and online. All presentations will be recorded and available to all attendees for two weeks following the live event.

Book signings will follow the lectures. In-person attendees will receive a box lunch.

BBGS & Heronswood Members $95/Non-members $115 (register by Oct. 1); BBGS & Heronswood Members $105/Non-members $125 (after Oct. 1)


Oct 14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Varied Cost
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12001 Main St.
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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