Mar 13, 2019
Registration Now Open for 2019 PPA Symposium

Registration for the Perennial Plant Association’s 2019 National Symposium is now open.

This year marks the first time ever, that the Perennial Plant Association’s National Symposium will  take place in conjunction with All-America Selections’ and National Garden Bureau’s annual meetings. The event will take place July 28 to Aug. 2, 2019 in Rosemont, Illinois.

Participants of the 2019 National Symposium have the option to expand their three-day core symposium (Tuesday to Thursday) to a weeklong experience. Selections include extended education, tours, sightseeing and renowned speaker engagement opportunities featuring Piet Oudolf, the influential Dutch garden designer and leading figure of the “New Perennial” movement as well as perennial plant expert, Roy Diblik.

A highlight of the education sessions will be a panel discussion titled “Riding the New Dutch Wave,” moderated by Scott Stewart of Millennium Park Foundation, featuring Piet and Roy alongside Laura Ekasetya of Lurie Garden and Austin Eischeid of Austin Eischeid Garden Design.

The Symposium also features a diverse selection of tours of some of the richest gardens in the greater Chicago area including Lurie Garden, the Chicago Botanic Garden and several private home gardens seldom seen by the public.

The early bird registration deadline is June 21, 2019, and final registration deadline is July 21, 2019. Register for the 2019 National Symposium: www.perennialplant.org/register.




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