Garden & Landscape Symposium of Western Pennsylvania,
The 24th annual Garden & Landscape Symposium of Western Pennsylvania, presented by Penn State Extension will be held at the Hillman Center for the Performing Arts at Shady Side Academy Senior School in Fox Chapel.
Nationally acclaimed experts and authors will share their knowledge on a range of topics of interest to horticulture professionals and serious home gardeners alike.
This year’s keynote speaker is Tony Avent, plant breeder and owner of Plant Delights Nursery and the Juniper Level Botanic Garden in Raleigh, NC. Avent will address Perennials: What’s New and Exciting? What’s Overlooked? He is full of ideas about the best and newest plants available, and he's not shy about sharing.
Jennifer Bartley is a landscape architect and author of Designing the New Kitchen Garden and The Kitchen Gardener’s Handbook. She will share her vision for using design ideas from the French to help us create a personal bit of paradise, with something to nibble on or gather for beautiful arrangements every day of the year.
Biologist and researcher Cynthia Morton will discuss the results of her research on local area trees, and how the findings can inform and improve practices for maintaining a robust tree landscape for the future.
Vincent Cotrone, Penn State Extension Urban Forester, will tackle the timely topic of over-abundant rainfall and show us how well designed, functional landscapes and gardens can help manage rain where it falls.
The Symposium includes breakfast and lunch and plenty of time to shop the Garden Marketplace.
The Garden Marketplace is free and open to the public from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27. The Marketplace features new, unique and hard-to-find perennials, annuals, fruit and vegetable plants and shrubs, garden books, tools and accessories. The Garden Marketplace is located in the indoor Ice Arena on the Shady Side Senior School campus.
Date & Time
April 27, 2019
8:00AM - 4:00PM
Hillman Center for Performing Arts, Shady side Academy 423 Fox Chapel Road Fox Chapel 15238 PA US http://www.northhillsmonthly.com/businesses/pa-fox-chapel-hillman-center-for-performing-arts-shady-side-academy