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Longwood Gardens hosts Today’s Horticulture symposium on February 2, 2007

The day-long program covers topics of interest to gardeners, horticulturists, landscape designers, and nursery professionals

Longwood Gardens (December 22, 2006)

Longwood Gardens near Kennett Square, PA, hosts the 18th annual Today's Horticulture symposium on Friday, February 2, 2007. The day-long program covers topics of interest to gardeners, horticulturists, landscape designers, and nursery professionals. The symposium is organized and produced by the Longwood Gardens Professional Gardener Alumni Association (PGAA) with support from The Chanticleer Foundation. Registration costs $85 and includes admission to Longwood Gardens for the day, all lectures and demonstrations, lunch, refreshments, and access to a plant sale. Advance registration is required; the deadline is January 6, 2007 to avoid a $10 late fee. For a registration brochure, call 610-388-1000, ext. 507 to receive a brochure by mail. A PDF version is also available on Longwood’s website: www.longwoodgardens.org/Learning_1_3_4.html This year’s speakers include famed landscape designers Lauren Springer and Scott Ogden; PGAA Alum and Ecological Consultant Randall Robinson and Longwood Graduate Program Director Dr. Robert Lyons. Concurrent sessions enable attendees to select among a variety of interesting sessions, including “What’s the Buzz about?”, a session on pollination patterns of bees, a presentation on cooking with herbs, and the chance to tour Longwood’s 1,050 acres of indoor and outdoor gardens. Throughout the day, attendees can purchase unique horticultural items, including tropical and temperate annuals, perennials and woody plants, books, and more. Proceeds from the sale will benefit Longwood’s Professional Gardener Training Program. The Professional Gardener Alumni Association was organized in 1976 to promote communication and to disseminate information among the alumni of the Professional Gardener Training Program and other members of the horticultural community. The Program is a tuition-free, two-year course of study that prepares students for employment in public and private horticulture. About Longwood Gardens Longwood Gardens is the world’s premier horticultural display garden, offering 1,050 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows; 20 outdoor gardens; 20 indoor gardens within 4 acres of heated greenhouses; 11,000 different types of plants; spectacular fountains; extensive educational programs including horticultural career training and internships; and 800 horticultural and performing arts events each year. For information, call 610-388-1000 or write to: Longwood Gardens, PO Box 501, Kennett Square PA 19348-0501. Complete information is available online at www.longwoodgardens.org.