Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

A Trade Show and Symposium for Horticulture Professionals

Plant-O-Rama is an all-day event featuring a free horticultural trade show as well as lectures by leaders in the professional gardening field.

Note: The 9 a.m. session is sold out, but tickets remain for the 1 p.m. session.

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Jump-Start the 2013 Garden Season!

8 a.m. Registration
Administration Building Rotunda
9 a.m. Palm House Trade Show Opens for the Day—FREE to All

Morning Symposium Session

9 a.m. Welcome and Sponsor Acknowledgment
9:15 a.m. Designing for Place: Merging Art and Ecology in Regional Landscapes
Darrel Morrison, FASLA
Darrel inspires us to look at regional landscapes and plant communities. He is a longtime advocate of native vegetation in landscape and restoration work. Former Dean of the School of Environmental Design, University of Georgia, Darrel continues to practice ecologically-based design and teaches part-time at Columbia University.
10:15 a.m. Plant Communities for Healthy Gardens
Roy Diblik, Northwind Perennial Farm, Burlington, WI
Roy discusses underutilized native plant communities that have functional and aesthetic value for gardens. Some plants are deemed too common; others are not understood to have market value. The genus Carex (sedge) is a good example. Roy will also talk about his “know-maintenance” approach to planting.
11:15 a.m. Connecting Communities Panel Discussion
The Role of Native Plants in Today’s Urban Landscape
Darrel Morrison; Roy Diblik; Uli Lorimer, curator of BBG’s Native Flora Garden; and Jody Payne, curator of NYBG’s Native Plant and Rock Gardens
Noon–1 p.m. Garden Writers Association Region 1 Connect Meeting

Afternoon Symposium Session

1 p.m. Designing for Place: Merging Art and Ecology in Regional Landscapes
2 p.m. Plant Communities for Healthy Gardens
2:45 p.m. Connecting Communities Panel Discussion
The Role of Native Plants in Today’s Urban Landscape

Exhibits—Free Admission All Day!

8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Plant Catalog Display and Book Sale
FREE! Take home catalogs and buy some used gardening books while supplies last
9 a.m.–4 p.m. Palm House Trade Show
A Trade show with 50 exhibitors representing the NYC metro region’s premier specialty nurseries and wholesale growers, pottery distributors, horticultural suppliers, public gardens, and greening organizations. Exhibitor list in formation—check for updates.
10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. BBG Garden Shop
The new Visitor Center Shop carries books, seeds, plants, tools, and gifts for gardeners and the home.
10 a.m.–3 p.m. Terrace Café
The Terrace Café offers a delicious winter menu of soups, sandwiches, desserts, and beverages in the lower level of the Steinhardt Conservatory.

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455 Flatbush Avenue
990 Washington Avenue
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