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Morris Arboretum Conferences


Woody Plant Conference

Friday, July 19 2019
8:30am - 4:30pm
Lang Performing Arts Center
Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

Payment and registration required.

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Mark your calendars for the 21st annual Woody Plant Conference at Swarthmore College. This popular day-long conference focuses on great woody plants for the Mid-Atlantic States and how to use them in the landscape. The conference is geared to landscape professionals and avid amateur gardeners.

Featured Speakers include:

David Rubin, Principal, DAVID RUBIN Land Collective, will discuss collaborative, human-centered landscapes that create positive change. He will focus on landscape architecture and urban design that emphasize socially-purposeful design strategies.

Nina Bassuk, from Cornell University’s Urban Horticulture Institute will highlight superior hybrid oak selections for introduction into the nursery trade. These oaks can improve biodiversity and resiliency in the urban forest.

Ed Bowen, from Issima Nursery in Little Compton, Rhode Island will speak on latest developments in hydrangea breeding. The beautiful flowers of hydrangeas and their long bloom time, from early spring into fall, make them so popular. Ed focuses on hardiness in his hydrangea breeding.

Bernd Blossey, Associate Professor at Cornell University will discuss his research on invasive plants and how they threaten native species and the integrity of ecosystems.

Continuing education units (CEUs) for landscape architects and International Society of Arboriculture certified arborists will be available. To register please visit: woodyplantconference.org.

The conference is co-sponsored by Chanticleer, Longwood Gardens, Morris Arboretum, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, and Tyler Arboretum.

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Upcoming Classes

Yoga in the Garden: Ten Enchanted Evenings
Jennifer Schelter
Ten Tuesdays
7:00pm – 8:15pm
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Painting with Watercolor and Colored Pencil
Eileen Rosen
Three Saturdays in June
11:00am – 2:00pm
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Crepe Paper Icelandic Poppies
Kelly Grace Gibbons
Sunday, June 9
12:00pm – 3:00pm
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