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

April 19, 2017
May 20, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
University of Mary Washington, Lee Hall
1301 College Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
$50.00 (includes lunch)
Ron Singleton

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:

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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