Great River, NY, December 14, 2017 – Bayard Cutting Arboretum will hold its first horticultural symposium on Feb. 26, 2018. With the focus on “Evolution of the American Landscape,” the full day symposium will feature prominent speakers that have created and managed landscapes to adapt to a changing environment.
“Long Island experiences hurricanes, increased population pressure and insect infestations. Our plants and landscape designs must change and evolve to meet these challenges so that we can continue to enjoy our private and public gardens,” commented Nelson Sterner, director, Bayard Cutting Arboretum.
The symposium speakers are published authors and have worked in all types of garden projects ranging from small residential gardens to large scale projects, including Bryant Park, Central Park, Stony Brook University, Rutgers University, Bayard Cutting Arboretum, U.S. Capitol Grounds and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. They include:
• Nelson Sterner, director, Bayard Cutting Arboretum
• Thomas Rainer, principal, Phyto Studio
• Bruce Crawford, director, Rutgers University Gardens
• Rusty Schmidt, landscape ecologist, Nelson, Pope & Voorhis
• Lynden Miller, public garden designer
Co-sponsored by the Bayard Cutting Arboretum Horticultural Society, the symposium will take place in the Carriage House of the Arboretum. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Details can be found on the Arboretum website www.bayardcuttingarboretum.com/symposium