2018 Midwest Perennial Plant Association Symposium: Plants for Pollinators

Schedule and Location

(SOLD OUT) Saturday, February 3, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

Fee includes light morning refreshments, a buffet lunch, and all program materials. Members of the Perennial Plant Association should call the Arboretum Registrar’s Office at 630-719-2468 to receive the member rate.

$95.00 member
$112.00 nonmember

Course Description

A yellow and black butterfly has landed on a purple cone flower.The Perennial Plant Association and The Morton Arboretum are teaming up to offer a day-long symposium entitled, ‘Plants for Pollinators.’ Some of the best writers and most knowledgeable experts in the business will be here, and you’re invited to listen, learn, and ask questions. Horticulture professionals and garden enthusiasts can meet well-known authors, discover great plants, and get ideas and inspiration for the 2018 growing season.

Presenters include:

  • Doug Tallamy, Professor and Chair of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife, University of Delaware, and author, Bringing Nature Home
  • Kylee Baumle, author, The Monarch: Saving our Most Loved Butterfly
  • Nina Koziol, garden writer, This Garden Cooks
  • Jack Pizzo, Pizzo and Associates
  • Richard Hawke, Plant Evaluation Manager and Associate Scientist, Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Mark Dwyer, Director of Horticulture, Rotary Botanical Gardens, Janesville WI

The program will be held at the beautiful 1,700-acre grounds of The Morton Arboretum, a world-renowned tree museum and center of research on tree science and tree care.

Notes: Held indoors. Limit 150

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Course Details

This conference is sold out.
Please call the registrar at 630-719-2468 to be waitlisted.
(Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)