2015 Native Plants Symposium

Cultivating the Future of Native Plants: Conservation and Design

Symposium Dates:

Wednesday-Friday, March 18-20, 2015

Host and Sessions Location:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, Texas

The first APGA Native Plant Gardens Symposium will take place in March at one of the leading native plant gardens on Earth, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center! This timely symposium will have a dual focus on highly relevant aspects of Conservation and Garden Design.  Two distinguished keynote speakers will present. One, an award winning, pioneering scientist will share his visionary approach to native plant conservation by botanical gardens now and for the challenging decades ahead. The second, an internationally celebrated landscape architect, will inspire innovation with his iconic portfolio of garden design with native plants.  Four panel topics – Plant Conservation, Garden Design, Defining Native, and Creating the Native Plant Market will engage any and all Public Garden professionals. An optional pre-conference field trip to see the unique flora of central Texas will be offered. If you are a horticulturist, conservation biologist, designer, educator, marketer, communications professional, administrator, or garden supporter, the Native Plant Professional Section invites you personally to join us for this unprecedented professional development opportunity.


2015 Symposium Presentations:

Full Event Summary

Keynote Address with Peter White

Session 2:  Native Plants in Design
by: Andrea DeLong-Amaya, Travis Beck, Sam Droege, and Darrel Morrison

Session 4:  Defining Native 
by:  Jim Graves, Amy Highland, David Mahler, and Steve Windhager




If you know of a professional development opportunity and would like to share with the section, please email info@publicgardens.org with the organization, location & dates of educational opportunity and ay registration/contact information.