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.

Tree Care
Symposium

April 5

Tree populations are being affected by changing climates and conditions. This year, we look at how climate is affecting long-range planning for forest management, and review the biomechanics of trees in this new environment.

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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.

Save the date for February 12, 13, 14, 2020

Natural Connections
Interdisciplinary Strategies for Teaching and Learning

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

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Special Lecture: Exploring Nature's Relationships with Doug Tallamy | June 23

Doug Tallamy explains how plants that evolved in concert with local animals provide for their needs better than plants that evolved elsewhere.

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