MGACRA 5th Annual Living in the Garden Symposium: Textures and Natives

April 19, 2017
When:
May 20, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
2017-05-20T08:30:00-04:00
2017-05-20T15:30:00-04:00
Where:
University of Mary Washington, Lee Hall
1301 College Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
USA
Cost:
$50.00 (includes lunch)
Contact:
Ron Singleton
540-479-2153

Grace Elton and Bob Lyons to speak at our May 20 Spring Symposium. You won’t want to miss this chance to hear these great speakers!! Link to registration brochure: www.mgacra.org.

Grace Elton is the Director of Horticulture at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, VA. Her presentation: “NATIVE PLANTS FOR POLLINATORS” will cover the basics of pollination, and describe different groups of native pollinators in Virginia. She will show us how to create a pollinator-friendly garden of our own, and highlight the new native plant garden at Lewis Ginter.

Bob Lyons served as Director of the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, NC, was co-founder of the Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech, and is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Delaware. His presentation ” TEXTURAL CONTRASTS IN THE LANDSCAPE,” will show us how to better use the variety of herbaceous plant textures for visual appeal in the landscape.

Dr. Lyons will give a second talk “WHEN GARDENS DON’T HEAL” relating the tragedy and process of restoration after losing his home and gardens to an explosion a few years ago. He is the former director of the Longwood Garden Graduate Program in Public Horticulture, and a well known photographer.
After the talks there will be a terrific horticultural tree tour of the UMW campus led by Guy Mussey, VCE Agent.
Registration is ongoing, but deadline is May 13. Price includes lunch: $50.00

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