Speaking of Gardening Symposium

A Symposium for Horticultural Professionals and Garden Enthusiasts
August 21 & 22, 2015

Takes place at The North Carolina Arboretum Register at www.AshevilleGreenworks.com
PLANET, NC BOLA, and APLD Credits are available

OVERVIEW
The 2015 Speaking of Gardening event in Asheville will host a group of renowned horticultural speakers. Inspiring lectures on creative design, innovative horticulture and great plants are the focus of this two day event. New breakout sessions will be occurring this year along with book signing and plant auction. Table displays by sponsors will give you a chance to connect with suppliers of plants and products in our region. Join us for this annual sell-out event!

Friday August 21st 2015
8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Welcome
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. David Culp: The Layered Garden
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break and Silent Auction bidding
10:30–11:30 a.m.    Matt & Tim Nichols: Japanese Maples:Heat Tolerant Varieties for the South
11:30-12:30am Lunch & 30 min. Break Out Session: The Finer Points of Dwarf Conifers
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Live Auction
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Richard Hawke:
When Pretty Isn’t Enough: Plant Trails at the Chicago Botanic Gardens
2:00 – 2:15 p.m. Break and Silent Auction Bidding
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Holly Shimizu: A New Garden in an Old Setting
3:15 p.m. Book Signing

Saturday August 22nd 2015
8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Welcome
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Holly Shimizu: Best of Flavor & Fragrance!
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break and Silent Auction bidding
10:30–11:30 a.m.    Mark Weathington: Planting a Better World:40 Years of Exploration etc.
11:30-12:30am Lunch & 30 min. Break Out Session: New Varieties of Ginkgoes
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Live Auction
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. David Culp: In the Shade
2:00 – 2:15 p.m. Break and Silent Auction Bidding
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Richard Hawke:
Genus Exposed: Expert Review of Your Favorite Perennials
3:15 p.m. Book Signing