Horticultural Happenings (Regional) Events

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Farwest Green Industry Trade Show

With nearly 400 exhibitors, Farwest is your ticket to the nursery and retail garden center industry. Whether you’re a grower, retailer, wholesale buyer, supplier, or landscape professional, you’ll find that Farwest offers you the complete trade show experience.

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Gardens and Landscapes in the Age of Washington and Now

Learn how George Washington and his contemporaries shaped the natural world to achieve beauty through gardening and how their methods remain relevant today. Lectures highlight the gardens and landscapes of Mount Vernon, Middleton Place, Lafayette’s La Grange, and Hampton Court. In-person and virtual attendance options are available. Limited tickets remain for the in-person event.

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Spring Garden Festival at Edison and Ford Winter Estates

More than 40 vendors will be selling exotic, edible and native plants, including palms, bromeliads, orchids, fruit trees, and other rare exotics. The event will also feature food trucks and live music. Free event (does not include tours of the historic site).

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Holiday Nights at Edison and Ford Winter Estates

The gardens and homes are decorated with thousands of lights for the holidays. Musical performances, food vendors, and Santa on select nights. A calendar of nightly events will be posted on the website closer to the event. Ticket required.

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Garden Festival at Edison and Ford Winter Estates

More than 40 vendors will be selling exotic, edible and native plants, including palms, bromeliads, orchids, fruit trees, and other rare exotics. The event will also feature food trucks and live music. Free event (does not include tours of the historic site).

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Orchid Sale & Symposium at Edison and Ford Winter Estates

Workshops about growing and caring for orchids will be available, and vendors will be onsite selling orchids. The event will also feature food trucks and live music. Ticket required for the workshops.

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Southeastern Plant Symposium & Rare Plant Auction

Calling all plantaholics, plant nerds, nurserymen, gardeners, and horticulturists! Join JC Raulston Arboretum and Juniper Level Botanic Garden for the 4th annual Southeastern Plant Symposium – two very full days of presentations about cutting-edge plants.

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Habitat exhibit at Green Bay Botanical Garden

Explore unique habitats found throughout northeast Wisconsin and learn the importance of protecting these natural environments with the exhibition Habitat. This traveling exhibit arrives at Green Bay Botanical Garden for its Wisconsin debut this spring and will feature eight different displays highlighting habitats in nature, from birds and butterflies in the air to bugs and fungi underground. In addition to the exhibit, guests can enjoy a number of family-friendly drop-in and hands-on activities highlighting habitats found in Wisconsin and how to be better stewards of the environment. The exhibit is included with daily admission to the Garden and is free for Garden members.

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Author Book Talk: The Northeast Native Plant Primer: 235 Plants for an Earth-friendly Garden

Join Uli Lorimer, Director of Horticulture at Native Plant Trust, for the debut of his new book from Timber Press, The Northeast Native Plant Primer, 235 Plants for an Earth-Friendly Garden. It provides a roadmap on how and why to include native plants in your garden and what plants to choose, whether you are new to gardening or a seasoned professional. For those of us who care about the natural world, the decision to plant natives in the garden is one of the most impactful and important choices we can make.

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Twilight Triliums at Garden in the Woods

Stroll the Garden after hours during Trillium Week and enjoy the largest collection of trilliums north of Delaware during their peak flowering time. Enjoy crudité and charcuterie as well as wine, craft beer, and mocktails from Decanted Wine Truck, a woman-owned, local business. Live music will be provided by the Carlos Odria Trio, performing original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards and Latin American popular music. Included in event registration are admission to the garden, snacks, entertainment, and a drink ticket redeemable for one glass of wine, beer, or mocktail.

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