Special Events

2013 PERENNIAL PLANT SYMPOSIUM

Saturday, February 23, 2013
8:00 AM to 3:30 PM

The Inspired Gardener
A Symposium and Silent Auction

Presented by the
Atlanta Botanical Garden
and the
Georgia Perennial Plant Association

Held in Day Hall of the Atlanta Botanical Garden


Click here to see photos from this successful GPPA event!


Registration fees:

$69 GPPA and ABG Members / $79 Non-members

$5 Pre-paid parking / $12 Boxed Lunch

(register by February 8, 2013 for discounted parking)

Registration Deadline: February 18, 2013


To register online: atlantabotanicalgarden.org

Special Note on Receiving GPPA Member Discount

ABG members will be automatically given the $10 discount at check out, but GPPA members who are not also ABG members will need to enter a coupon code. Current members should have received an email recently with details about registering via email. If you are a current GPPA member and did not receive that email, please contact Tim Martin at timothydesigns@aol.com for the code.

To register by voice mail: (404) 876-5859 ext. 2558

To register by mail, click here to download the brochure / registration form.


You can also see the event poster here,

and read about this upcoming GPPA Event at:

The Atlanta Botanical Garden Website


THE INSPIRED GARDENER

Gardening is a creative endeavor through which we strive to express our senses and integrate our interior and exterior living spaces. We anticipate each season with renewed energy and the desire to apply our ever-increasing gardening knowledge and skills.

Join us for a day of inspiration as we learn from the experts and prepare for the abundance of the coming seasons.


Symposium Schedule
   
8:00 a.m. Check-in and Silent Auction bidding begins
9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
9:15 a.m. Stimulate Me! Designing for the Senses
Presented by Tres Fromme
 
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Perennial Gardening at the Biltmore Estate
Presented by Parker Andes
 
11:30 a.m. Your House, Your Garden
Presented by Gordon Hayward
 
12:30 p.m. Lunch & Book-Signing
1:15 p.m. Silent Auction bidding closes
1:30 p.m. Friends in the Shade: Keep Your Hosta Company
Presented by Jason Reeves
 
2:30 p.m. Four Seasons Of Container Gardening
Presented by Rita Randolph
 
3:30 p.m. Symposium Concludes
Retrieve Silent Auction Merchandise
   

Featured Speakers

Tres Fromme

Stimulate Me! Designing for the Senses
Tres Fromme is the Landscape Design and Planning Manager for the Atlanta Botanical Garden. He believes that compelling gardens result from skillfully choreographed layers of sight, smell, taste, and emotive associations that span the seasons and the years. Drawing on examples from around the world and his own work, Tres will share various ways to infuse your personal landscape with sensual richness and drama.



Parker Andes

Perennial Gardening at the Biltmore Estate
Parker Andes, Director of Horticulture at the Biltmore Estate, will offer background on the Biltmore Estate Gardens and discuss how he gives the herbaceous borders a strong presence throughout the year. Learn how Parker plans graceful transitions between seasons, providing show-stopping four season interest to this stunning Southern estate.



Gordon Hayward

Your House, Your Garden
Gordon Hayward is a nationally recognized garden designer, writer and lecturer based in Vermont. One of his specialties is integrating the home and garden, using every available space to surround oneself with the garden. The idea that your house is the center of your garden is both an aesthetic notion and a practical tool. This lecture comes out of Hayward’s fifth book, Your House Your Garden, which The American Horticultural Society named a top five garden book in 2004.



Jason Reeves

Friends in the Shade: Keep Your Hosta Company
Jason Reeves is the University of Tennessee Gardens research horticulturist working out of the West Tennessee Research and Education Center in Jackson, Tennessee. Once considered limited and hosta-dominated, the exuberant array of shade plants now found in the nursery industry offers four seasons of excitement. Reeves will focus on colorful foliage, both evergreen and deciduous, while highlighting how your shade garden can also flaunt flowers year-round.



Rita Randolph

Four Seasons Of Container Gardening
Rita Randolph is a life-long horticulturist, photographer and published author. From the warmth of spring to the depths of winter, container gardening is widely successful if containers are prepared correctly. Whether it’s extreme heat or frigid cold, moisture or drought, your containers can be beautiful year round. Annuals, perennials, conifers and shrubs will be addressed. From the smallest pot to commercial installations, Rita’s slides will inspire you.


To register online: atlantabotanicalgarden.org

Special Note on Receiving GPPA Member Discount

ABG members will be automatically given the $10 discount at check out, but GPPA members who are not also ABG members will need to enter a coupon code. Current members should have received an email recently with details about registering via email. If you are a current GPPA member and did not receive that email, please contact Tim Martin at timothydesigns@aol.com for the code.

To register by voice mail: (404) 876-5859 ext. 2558

To register by mail, click here to download the brochure / registration form.

Registration is Open for the Symposium until February 18, 2012


Silent Auction Items
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Terra Cotta Urn
26 inch diameter
Donated by the Hill Street Warehouse

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Pair of Garden Tuteurs
Donated by Joseph's Colours

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Hand-painted Watering Can
Donated by Robert Meaders

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Ceramic Basket
7 inch
Handcrafted by Jennie Ashcraft Berman

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Hummingbird
12 inch x 12 inch
Original painting by Holly Rae Henson

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Sun Catcher
Handcrafted by Rob Lamy

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Vase
Handcrafted by Rob Lamy

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Ashley River Angel Statue
31 inches tall
From the Historic Charleston Collection, Unique Stone
Donated by Tim Martin