Symposia and Seminars

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden presents symposia featuring nationally-recognized experts addressing cutting-edge topics in planning, design, and theory in the natural world.  Professional credits for recertification are available for most.  See brief descriptions, below, and watch this page for updates.

Winter Symposium
and CVNLA Short Course

Three days of horticultural excellence for green-industry professionals and seasoned gardeners. On Wednesday and Thursday of this annual symposium, explore with green industry colleagues ideas about how we bring plants together to create more purposeful designs that deliver ecologically sensitive and sublimely beautiful environments. Friday is devoted to Pesticide Applicator Recertification.

February 12, 13, 14, 2020

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Natural Connections
Interdisciplinary Strategies for Teaching and Learning

This now four-day collaborative conference provides valuable professional development opportunities for PreK-6th grade educator’s, administrators, and pre-service teachers.

March 17, 18, 19, 20

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Tree Care
Symposium

Join scientists and experts in current issues affecting plant health. Confirmed speakers are Eric Wiseman, Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech, Christine Balk, Davey Tree Expert Company, Sheri Shannon, Southside Releaf

April 3, 2020

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