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.

The Charles F. Gillette Forum
on Landscape Design

Friday, November 2, 2018

In this year’s Gillette Forum, we gather to discuss our growing and altered understanding of plant communities, how to shape the land to honor natural processes, to create meaningful places that are healthy for humans and the natural world. We act with intentionality to embrace and explore solutions to contemporary and social issues.

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Winter Symposium
and CVNLA Short Course

Offered annually in mid-February

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.

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Natural Connections
Interdisciplinary Strategies for Teaching and Learning

Offered annually in mid-March

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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