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34th Annual Design Symposium

Glenstone Museum | Photo: Mark Weaner


34th Annual Design Symposium

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Founded in 1990, our annual two-day symposium has a long tradition of celebrating native plants and exploring landscape design at the intersections of ecology, culture, and art. The symposium series deliberately pushes the envelope, offering in-depth explorations of overlooked and forward-looking topics not presented elsewhere and providing practical, concrete information in lieu of trendy jargon. Our programs reflect the diverse factors that shape landscapes and regularly feature designers, ecologists, horticulturists, historians, artists, and anthropologists, among other disciplines. We look forward to seeing you at the symposium!

See the full conference agenda and register today

January 5-6, 2023

Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

January 12-13, 2023

Connecticut College, New London, PA

Virtual Option Available for Connecticut dates only.
CEUs available (APLD, ASLA/LACES, ISA, NOFA, SER).
Bryn Mawr College is not affiliated with this event and should not be contacted regarding the program.

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Alerts & Updates

The Arboretum is open as usual. Click here for hours.

The Rose Garden will be closed for renovations starting on Monday, October 3, 2022 until Spring 2023.

Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.

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