Shifting Landscapes: Tradition & Trends
A one-day symposium celebrating 80 years of Horticulture.Date/Time
Saturday, November 03
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us to celebrate 80 years of Horticulture with a one-day symposium in our newly renovated Administration Auditorium. Topics include a look at NBG’s past, present and future, climate change and its impact on local plants, great garden plants for our region and natural landscape design. Full schedule and keynote speakers are listed below.
Earn Continuing Education Credits
Tidewater Master Naturalists: 4 CEU http://tidewatermn.org/
VA Nursery and Landscape Association: 4 CEU http://www.vnla.org/
VA Society of Landscape Designers: 4 CEU http://www.vsld.org/
Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional: 5 CEU https://cblpro.org/
Added Bonus Take Home a FREE Tree
As part of our Green initiative, we are giving away 2,000 Virginia Stock Longleaf Pine trees on November 3rd. It’s the tree that built Tidewater.
Representatives with The Virginia Longleaf Pine Cooperators Group will be onsite to answer questions and promote the conservation of Longleaf Pine. This group is dedicated to restoring the ecological, economic, cultural, historical and recreational values of the native longleaf pine forests of southeastern Virginia; and providing technical expertise to help landowners achieve longleaf restoration success. https://longleafalliance.org/vlpc
Meadowview Biological Research Station
Natural Resource Conservation Service
Old Dominion University
The Nature Conservancy
US Fish & Wildlife Service
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation – Natural Heritage Program
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Virginia Department of Forestry
Early Bird: $80/person until October 26
Regular Registration: $100/person beginning October 26
Student Discount: 50% off registration fee for enrolled students. Students will need to show their current ID at the registration desk.
|Time||Topic & Speaker|
|8:00 AM||Registration Opens|
|9:15 AM||NBG Celebrates 80 Years!
Noted local historians Dr. Martha Williams and Amy Waters Yarsinske will discuss the Garden’s unique heritage.
President & CEO Michael Desplaines will present the Garden of Tomorrow
|10:30 AM||Mark Weathington, Director of the JC Raultson Arboretum at North Carolina State University and former NBG Director of Horticulture. Presentation will be based on his recent book Gardening on Your Own.
Beyond Tire Planters- Creating the New Southern Garden
The south has a tremendous culture of gardening but as priorities and times change, how and why we garden evolves as well. We garden for more than beauty – for food, to support wildlife, to solve environmental problems. Knowing why we do what we do allows the cultivated landscape to work for us and not the other way around.
|11:30 AM||Lunch, with time to tour the Garden on your own|
|12:45 PM||Welcome Back|
|12:50 PM||Dr. Michael Allen, Old Dominion University Assistant Professor Political Science & Geography,
The Science of Climate Change: Local Impacts for Virginia
Dr. Tatyana Lobova, Old Dominion University, Senior Lecturer, Department of Biological Science,
Effects of Climate Change on Native Plants
Larry Weaner, Principal and founder of Larry Weaner Landscape Associates
Living in the Liberated Landscape
Using examples from his own property as well as diverse client projects, Larry will share how this give-and-take approach can result in compelling, low-maintenance landscapes that free plants to perform according to their natural abilities and liberate people from having to cater to their landscapes’ every need.
|Closing||Join us afterward for an ending reception including cocktail hour and book signing in the Garden Cafe.|