2013 Seminar Highlights
Wit & Wisdom from Gardening Greats
When you dig into our free seminars and demonstrations you’ll learn how to turn your garden dreams into reality. Whether you’re a novice gardener or a seasoned veteran, our Speakers will give you ideas and inspiration for a garden just right for you.
Don’t miss organic gardening and urban farming pioneers Therese Ciesinski, Managing Editor of Organic Gardening Magazine, and ‘Coach’ Mark Smallwood, Executive Director of the Rodale Institute, presented by Subaru.
Other acclaimed speakers include Show Judges Rosemary Alexander, Susan Cohan, APLD, and Thomas Hobbs; New York Times best-selling author Amy Stewart, author Barbara Damrosch, owner of Four Season Farm in Maine, and authors Sharon Lovejoy and Tovah Martin, plus many more.
Our Gardening 101 series presents three short seminars focused on a single topic, geared for new gardeners. Check out ‘Indispensible Plants’, ‘Design Solutions’, ‘Perfect Your Pruning’ and ‘Simple Sustainability’ by some of your favorite speakers, including Lucy Hardiman and Val Easton.
This year we’ll take you from your edible garden to your kitchen, with our Garden to Table Cooking Series held daily on the DIY Stage. Look for cookbook author Diane Morgan, local blogger Erica Strauss and the one and only ’Galloping Gourmet’ Graham Kerr to be entertaining you with their skillets and savvy cooking tips.
With 30 new speakers from around the U.S. & Canada, and many of our favorite local celebrities returning, it’s one of the best lineups in our 25-year history.
Bring the entire family to see Caspar Babypants, Recess Monkey, Nancy Stewart, and Your Imaginary Friend on the PlayGarden Sprout Stage. Our daily musical entertainment will have children and adults dancing and laughing.
Catch your favorite author at over 70 book signings and add the hottest new titles to your garden book library. Our Book Signing Station is near all three seminar rooms.
You’ll love the state-of-the-art Conference Center, with plenty of seats for everyone. Catch one seminar, or stay all day — it’s all included in your ticket price, and it’s the best value in gardening education.