Join us on Saturday (to watch live or later at your convenience) for our virtual Symposium, featuring nationally-known gardening experts Kelly Norris, Michael Russo, and Katherine Tracey.
Whether you are a novice or expert gardener, this symposium will inspire and enlighten you as you start to plant your garden in the spring. The event runs from 9am-4pm and features several presentations by our three experts, followed by Q&A time.
Kelly D. Norris (top, left) will present two talks on Feb. 5: “New Naturalism: Designing and Planting a Resilient, Ecologically Vibrant Home Garden” and “Reimagining the Perennial Palette” is one of the leading horticulturists of his generation. The author of New Naturalism: Designing and Planting a Resilient, Ecologically Vibrant Home Garden, Kelly’s work in gardens has been featured in The New York Times, Better Homes and Gardens, Martha Stewart Living, Fine Gardening, Garden Design and in numerous television, radio and digital media appearances.
Michael Russo (center), who is talking about “Cultivating Inspiration from the Garden,” is an organic farmer and floral designer who owns Trout Lily Farm on Lake Quonnipaug in North Guilford, CT. Retired from 33 years as an art educator, he is also a certified Master Gardener and naturalist who has been featured in Organic Gardening Magazine and Martha Stewart Living Weddings, among other publications and media outlets.
Katherine Tracey (right) will discuss “The Quintessential Garden” during the symposium. The co-owner of Avant Gardens in Dartmouth, MA has been working on building a list of the quintessential plants to enjoy in Southern New England for more than 30 years, for herself and her clients. As a beekeeper and conservationist, she has directed much of her attention to planting for pollinators and other beneficial insects.She has been featured in Fine Gardening Magazine and podcasts such as A Way To Garden, she has thousands of followers on Instagram and Twitter.
Symposium registrants are automatically entered to win one of two autographed copies of The New Naturalism: Designing and Planting a Resilient, Ecologically Vibrant Home Garden by Kelly Norris, one of two $50 gift certificates to Avant Gardens in Dartmouth, MA, or an annual membership to CT Hort.
The cost of the symposium is $65 for members, $85 for non-members and $15 for students with a valid ID. Go to https://connecticuthorticulturalsociety.brandlive.com/finding-new-inspiration-in-gardening/en/registration to register.