The Garden Buffet - turning something you love into something you can eat Adrienne Roethling loved plants as a child and chose to study at Longwood Gardens. She was Garden Curator for Plant Delight Nursery and has been Garden Curator for Ciener Botanical Garden since 2008. She has written for PJCBG’s quarterly newsletter, Fine Gardening Magazine, Yadkin Valley Living Magazine, as well as Foothills Times and the Greensboro News & Record. She is a member of the Guilford Horticultural Society having served as President & Symposium Chair. Gardening in the South - crafting uniquely southern landscapes with plants that flourish Mark Weathington is the Director of the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, where he is passionate in his work to connect people with plants. He has served as Director of Horticulture at the Norfolk Botanical Garden and has worked at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Mark has recently completed Gardening in the South: The Complete Homeowner’s Guide for Timber Press. Cultivars in the Native Landscape – when, why and how to use cultivated native plants Travis Beck is Director of Horticulture at Mt. Cuba Center, overseeing 500 acres of native plant gardens, landscaped and natural grounds. He holds a Master's in Horticulture from Ohio State University, is a registered landscape architect and ISA Certified Arborist®. Author of Principles of Ecological Landscape Design. he loves to apply scientific thinking to thorny garden questions. The Magic of a Meadow Garden - insights on creating a meadow garden in the Piedmont Ellen Ashley is a former Master Gardener, executive committee member of Greensboro Beautiful and recipient of the Guilford Horticultural Society’s “Garden Excellence Award.” Ellen is a passionate gardener and plant lover. For 5 years she taught gardening classes at her 10-acre property with woodland, tropical, conifer, rock, cutting, and edible gardens. She continues to share her passion through personal 'plantscape' consulting and her blog at www.learntogarden.net. The Keys to a Garden that Flourishes - turn your creative gardening ideas into reality Hanna Smith is the Horticulture Agent for the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Guilford County Center. She received her Bachelor's and Master's degree in Horticulture from Auburn University. She worked for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System where her love of horticultural education continued to grow. Hanna has written for Carolina Gardener magazine, Guilford Woman's Journal and several newspapers. She has appeared on Almanac Gardener and local TV stations. Walking Tour of Legacy Garden - grab ideas and get inspired with a walk outside. Our own Adrienne Roethling will guide you through the treasure that is the Master Gardener's Legacy Garden. Located on site, the one-acre demonstration garden has plenty to show and teach us, even in late winter! Weather permitting, this walk through the garden will leave you excited to add drama and beauty to your own garden.