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.

Symposia are offered in-person, as synchronous (live) online programs, or using hybrid methods with both in-person and virtual content.  Delivery methods are denoted next to each listing as VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, or HYBRID.  Please note Covid-19 related requirements for in-person classes.  All guidelines are subject to change.

Winter Symposium
and 52nd CVNLA Short Course

Join us for this three-day symposium to spark your creativity and stretch your imagination in time for the spring season of renewal and hope.

Save the date for February 9, 10, 11, 2022

By Healing the Land, the Land Heals Us
A Discussion about Humans in the Landscape

In 2021, the Landscape Symposium explores the complexity of our interactions with the natural world: as much as we need it, it needs our care and attention. We’re inviting landscape architects, caretakers of corporate campuses and those who view the landscape through a diversity of lenses to explore this complex relationship and begin a conversation that will resonate at many different levels and tones.

November 5, 2021

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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. This event is cancelled.

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