Today’s Horticulture Symposium announced

The Professional Gardener Alumni Association (PGAA) is pleased to announce the 2017 Today’s Horticulture Symposium Friday, February 3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Longwood Gardens. Sponsored by Longwood Gardens, Mt. Cuba Center, and the Chanticleer Foundation, this day-long symposium in Longwood Gardens’ Ballroom and Conservatory will lift the winter spirits with a dynamic program for the horticulture professional, landscape designer and architect, passionate gardener, and student of horticulture. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration is now open at

This year’s Today’s Horticulture features a varied lineup of interesting speakers including Rebeca Quinonez-Pinon, Ph.D., Executive Director of La Cruz Habitat Protection Project, which focuses on increasing overwintering habitat for monarchs in Mexico; and Rochelle Greayer, writer, award-winning blogger, and founder and editor of Pith + Vigor magazine. In addition, Quill Teal-Sullivan, garden manager at Meadowburn farm will discuss rehabilitating a 20th century landscape garden. Other topics will feature wild edible plants of the Mid-Atlantic, modern-day plant exploration, and urban farming programs.

“We are eager to bring a range of lesser-known and curious topics to Today’s Horticulture this year, such as matching your garden aesthetic to your interior space and how to grow economic opportunities in a city through urban food production,” said Professional Gardener Alumni Association President Jess Whitehead. “Visitors will leave with forward-thinking ideas and approaches to horticulture in their own fields.”

In addition to the exciting selection of speakers, Today’s Horticulture features a fantastic plant sale organized by the current Professional Gardener class at Longwood Gardens. The plant sale features a unique selection of tropical plants, annuals, perennials, shrubs, and small flowering trees, tools, and an eclectic mix of garden goods. 

The $149 symposium fee includes admission to Longwood Gardens, Symposium sessions, plant sale, refreshment breaks, and a buffet lunch.  Register by January 5 to receive the discounted early-registration rate of $119. Additionally, the symposium can be viewed online through a webcast. For more information about the PGAA Symposium and to register go to:



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