Ecological Plant Conference (virtual)

Again in this fall, ELA will host the Ecological Plant Conference online.
Innovative tools and interactive collaborations will ensure that this online conference provides participants with an engaging and inspiring experience – with no travel time or transportation required.

The benefits of human proximity to plants is well documented and is just one of the many reasons that we all design, propagate, install, maintain, discuss, and enjoy plants. This year, the Ecological Plant Conference (EPC) will delve into five plant-centric topics to educate, entertain, and inspire you. Join us for the sixth annual EPC deep dive into plants old and new.

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Second Nature exhibit at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden is proud to announce the latest art exhibition on display in the Welcome Center: Second Nature, produced by Pittsburgh Glass Center.

Second Nature is inspired by and celebrates the beauty, wonderment and power in the natural world through the medium of glass. Eleven local artists are featured in this exhibit which will be on display in the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden Welcome Center starting November 11, 2021, through March 6, 2022.

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Horticulture Symposium: Restoring the Urban Jungle (virtual)

Join the Madison Square Park Conservancy Thursday, November 18 for our third annual horticulture symposium, Restoring the Urban Jungle: Stewardship for the Future. While climate change is a global issue, our team at Madison Square Park is taking action on a smaller scale. Join us as we discuss the efforts we’ve taken to make your park more sustainable and submit questions to a panel of NYC land managers who are at the forefront of the action.

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Plant Sale & Wine in the Garden

As summer fades into fall we have invited some of the premier growers in New England to set up shop at Hollister House Garden. This is a special opportunity to purchase choice plants from Broken Arrow Nursery, David Burdick Bulbs, Cricket Hill Garden, Falls Village Flower Farm, Issima and Mc Cue Gardens. Enjoy a glass of wine and nibbles as you shop and visit the garden. Hollister House Garden Members $30 |Non-Members $35

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NYBG GLOW

This holiday season, let it GLOW at The New York Botanical Garden. Discover the beauty of our landmark landscape and historic buildings after dark, breathtakingly illuminated with a newly expanded 1.5-mile colorful experience. GLOW happens on these specific dates: November 24, 26, 27; December 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30; January 1, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22. Tickets for NYBG GLOW go on sale for NYBG Members on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. Tickets for the general public will be available for purchase beginning Tuesday, October 5, 2021.

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Holiday Train Show

The Holiday Train Show®—a favorite holiday tradition—is back at The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) for its 30th year. Visitors will marvel as model trains zip through an enchanting display of more than 175 New York landmarks, each delightfully re-created from natural materials such as birch bark, lotus pods, and cinnamon sticks. Tickets for the Holiday Train Show go on sale for NYBG Members on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. Tickets for the general public will be available for purchase beginning Tuesday, October 5, 2021.

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2021 Massachusetts Gardening Symposium – virtual

The 2021 Massachusetts Gardening Symposium is open to gardeners of all levels of experience, including home gardeners, Master Gardeners, and Green Industry professionals. Themed “Inspiration for Next Year’s Garden,” the event is set for September, when gardeners are typically putting their current gardens to bed and formulating plans for enhancements for the coming year. Pricing for the four-lecture program is $60.00 through July 1; $80.00 from July 2 to September 7. Registration closes September 7, 2021, and attendance is limited.

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Mindfulness through Ikebana: 4-part online course

In our busy world, the Japanese art of ikebana offers a moment of calm. Flower arrangement is an opportunity to practice mindfulness, connect with the natural world, and express your creativity. The Sogetsu school of ikebana emphasizes adaptability and self-expression, designed to be practiced by anyone, anywhere in the world. In this four-session course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of Sogetsu-style ikebana, including how to select plant materials, basic techniques to create beautiful arrangements, and the philosophy behind the practice.

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Biodiversity Weekend with The Caterpillar Lab at Bedrock Gardens

Come see amazing caterpillars brought to you by The Caterpillar Lab. (www.thecaterpillarlab.org) Enjoy wonderful educational experiences for all with special tours and family programs. Bedrock Gardens is an emerging public garden integrating unusual botanical specimens and unique sculpture into an inspiring landscape journey.

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Book Signing Event Weekend at Bedrock Gardens

Join Bedrock Gardens and our Founding Director John Forti for a book release/signing. John is a historical horticulturist, ethnobotanist, slow food biodiversity advocate, educator, lecturer, garden designer, garden consultant and the Executive Director of Bedrock Gardens. We are celebrating the publication of his newly released book entitled “The Heirloom Gardener – Traditional Plants and Skills for the Modern World.”

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