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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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American Hosta Society National Convention

The Minnesota Hosta Society is delighted to be the host for the AHS 2022 convention. Our membership is excited to have you join us in fellowship and share our passion for gardening with hosta. Our theme, Hosta Vision 2022, was retained from the postponed event of 2020 due to Covid, but also represents the ever expanding use of hosta in the garden used for visual effect. Hostas continue to be America’s number one perennial due to their versatility in the landscape. Plus they thrive in Minnesota’s Zone 4 climate!

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Eastern Apiculture Society Conference at Ithaca College

Each year EAS hosts a Bee Conference in one of our member states or provinces. At this conference, we meet with other beekeepers from around the world to talk about the latest honeybee research and how to take our beekeeping skills to the next level. Our goal as always is to provide an educational conference that is world-class and also fun!

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