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Atlanta, Georgia: Thomas Rainer

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The Inspired Gardener

Atlanta Botanical Garden

This annual, one day symposium features national and regional experts on horticulture, garden design, landscape architecture and all things gardening. Approximately 230 winter weary, dedicated, passionate gardeners from around the Atlanta area attend this annual event held at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Proceeds support the mission and work of the Atlanta Botanical Garden and the Georgia Perennial Plant Association. Shake off the winter blues and get in gear for springtime with this full day of garden inspiration. Enjoy the camaraderie of other enthusiastic gardeners as you pick up new ideas from seasoned experts. Join us!

Fee: $89 ($79 Garden Member and GPPA Member)
Boxed Lunch (optional): $12, Turkey, Chicken Salad, Vegetarian
Parking: $5 pre-paid parking (must register before January 10)
Deadline: January 22


The Program

8 a.m. | Check-in
Silent Auction Bidding Begins

9 a.m. | Opening Remarks

9:15 a.m.| New Trees for the Southeast
Presented by Michael Dirr

10:30 a.m.| Sizzling Succulents
Presented by Amanda Bennett

11:30 a.m. | The Biodiverse Garden
Presented by Thomas Rainer

12:30 p.m. | Lunch & Book Signing

1:15 p.m. | Silent Auction bidding closes

1:30 p.m. | Contained Joy
Presented by Irvin Etienne

2:30 p.m. | Plant Exploration with a Purpose
Presented by Scott McMahan

3:30 p.m. | Symposium Concludes
Retrieve Silent Auction Merchandise

Earlier Event: January 25
Amherst, Massachusetts: Claudia West