Guilford Horticultural Society Symposium
For 30 years the Society has sponsored an annual Symposium, featuring fabulous speakers, vendors, good food, and a wonderful group of gardeners who socialize and share their interests in plants. We Continue in 2016, and we invite you to be with us in 2016 for another special event.
GUILFORD HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
“GARDENING WITH THE BEST”
Saturday, March 5, 2016
8:30 AM-3:30 PM
Guilford County Agricultural Center
3309 Burlington Road
Greensboro, North Carolina
JENKS FARMER-”LOOKING BACK TO MOVE FORWARD”-Learning from old school gardeners to create artful, ecologically friendly gardens. Jenks is a former director of Riverbanks Botanical Garden and founding director of Moore Farms Garden. He has recently published Deep Rooted Wisdom: Skills and Stories from Generations of Gardeners.
KELLY D. NORRIS-”PLANTS WITH STYLE”-Crafting landscapes with unique style using plants that flourish sustainably. Kelly is a plantsman and the first director of horticulture at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Author of the award-winning A Guide to Bearded Irises: Cultivating the Rainbow for Beginners and Enthusiasts, Kelly has recently released his latest book, Plants with Style.
JIM DODSON-“ONE MAN’S ADVENTURES IN OTHER PEOPLE’S GARDENS”-We never finish learning from other gardeners, some beneficial, cautionary and classic lessons. Jim Dodson is a New York Times best-selling author. Currently Writer-in-Residence for The Pilot newspaper, Editor of award-winning PineStraw Magazine and Founding Editor of O.Henry Magazine. An avid lover of gardening, his experiences are both informative and entertaining.
(NOTE: RAIN GARDEN and BIRDS SESSIONS ARE NOW FULL.)
JENKS FARMER-“BIG BULBS FOR CONTEMPORARY GARDENS”-Big Bulbs for Contemporary Gardens-Learn what big bulbs have lush, tidy textures, fit beautifully into small gardens and will likely outlive all of us. Jenks has a horticulture degree from Clemson and a masters in public garden & museum science from Univ. of Washington. He’s an eighth generation South Carolinian who’s been all over Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas looking at and consulting on gardens. He finds the time to run a mail order nursery with his family on their 18th century farm in Beech Island, SC.
ANN WALTER-FROMSON-”BIRD-FRIENDLY GARDENING: IN YOUR YARD MATTERS!”-THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL AS OF JAN. 18.!!****Why native plants are so important and how to make a welcoming place for birds. ANN is a member of the T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society, Triad chapter of the NC Native Plant Society and Piedmont Bird Club. A Professor of Psychology Emerita and certified NC Environmental Educator, Ann is currently a candidate in the Native Plant Studies program at the NC Botanical Garden.
KAREN NEILL-”CREATING A BEAUTIFUL RAIN GARDEN”- THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL AS OF JAN.14!! **** Add a beautiful new feature to your garden to collect rainwater and reduce local flooding. KAREN is the Guilford Co. Extension Director and Agent for Agriculture-Urban Horticulture. She partners with communities to deliver gardening and agricultural education that enrich the lives, land and economy of NC.
8:30 AM Registration & coffee
9:00 AM Welcome
9:15 AM JENKS FARMER
10:15 AM Break, exhibits & vendors
10:45 AM KELLY D. NORRIS
11:45 AM Door prizes
12:00 PM Lunch, exhibits & vendors
1:15 PM JIM DODSON
2:15 PM Door prizes
2:30 PM WORKSHOP
(Select one of the three listed below.)
JENKS FARMER-Big Bulbs for contemporary gardens
ANN WALTER-FROMSON-Your yard matters-bird friendly gardening
KAREN NEILL-Creating a beautiful rain garden
3:30 PM Symposium concludes
For a single sheet printable description of our speakers click here: GuilfordHort 2016.
Registration now available. For a single sheet printable form click here: 2016 Registration.
For printable E-flyer with map click here: E-Flyer 2016.