March 7th, 2015
The Guilford Horticultural Society celebrates its 30th Symposium, Proud of Our Roots, bringing together exceptional speakers, educational workshops, choice vendors and exhibits. The day will also include exciting plants and products, a delicious lunch, door prizes and many great gardeners. The Symposium is at the Guilford County Agriculture Center, 3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro, NC.
From the Ground Up: Creating Garden Spaces Gardens don’t just start themselves. Using the lessons learned in creating public gardens to make your garden fabulous.
Dr. Todd Lasseigne is a plantsman, educator and lecturer, horticultural scientist, garden writer and plant photographer, and leader in the field of public horticulture. He currently serves as the CEO of Tulsa Botanic Garden. Prior to Tulsa, Dr. Lasseigne was the founding Executive Director of Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden.
“Proud of our Roots.” That’s the theme of our 2015 Symposium as we celebrate the Guilford Horticultural Society’s Symposium 30th Anniversary, scheduled for Saturday, March 7, 2015.
As part of our celebration, we are returning to the Guilford Agricultural Center on Old Burlington Road where we’ve held 25 of our 30 symposiums. The Center is celebrating its 101st year, and we’re proud to be part of their celebration as well. Moreover, in honor of past times, we’ve reduced registration fees, an amazing thing today or anytime!
As in the past, we will have three exceptional speakers plus your choice of three delightful workshops. Outstanding local vendors will present plants and gardening paraphernalia on the barn’s sawdust floor. In addition, one of Greensboro’s premier caterers will provide lunch – soup and a choice of sandwiches as well as a vegetarian and a gluten-free selection.
As we look back on our 30 years as a Piedmont gardener’s staple, let us honor all of those who have helped us put down healthy roots in the community and in our own gardens. We especially honor and thank Jeanette Windham.
Jeanette formed the Society more than 30 years ago. She realized Guilford County had no Horticultural Society and decided to start one. An avid and gifted gardener, she was instrumental in not only the group’s start but also its continuing successes in the past and present. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Jeanette for her foresight and hard work. Thank her when you see her at the 2015 Symposium on March 7.
Thanks to you, our community, for supporting the Society. Stay with us as we look forward to what is possible in the years ahead.