Annual Garden Symposium
Annual Garden Symposium

Annual Garden Symposium

Rooted in Your Garden:
Designing a Landscape You Love

Join Brie Arthur, Gordon Hayward, and Andy Brand

Our theme this year highlights roots and honors how much the work of growing gardens happens underground. Likewise, the gardens we design and plant are tended not just by our hands, but are rooted inside of us — an expression of our values and our personality. In a nod to the connections we feel to our gardens, in this year’s 15th Annual Garden Symposium, you’ll hear stories, learn new strategies, and be exposed to new plants to help you develop a garden that is rooted in what you love. Join us to be inspired with stories of garden design that lead to spaces you love to spend time in, and that keep inviting you back.

The keynote speaker for Rooted in Your Garden will be Brie Arthur, author of The Foodscape Revolution. Brie will discuss her signature design technique of foodscaping, a sustainable landscape practice that embraces beauty and bounty. Brie will be preceded by Gordon Hayward, author of eleven books on garden design, whose talk will cover his own garden’s history and the journey of its design as an expression of its designers’ love for their landscape. Finally, the Gardens’ own Andy Brand, our Plant Curator, will provide a compelling selection of plants to grow specifically for their fragrances and their ability to draw you and your loved ones deeper into the sensory world of your garden.