The 2013 Spring Thaw Symposium – "The Private Garden" will be held on Saturday, March 23 featuring author Marty Wingate, along with Jim Nau from Ball Horticulture Company, Richard Hawke, Plant Evaluation Manager at Chicago Botanic Garden, and Zannah Crowe from Monches Farm.
Date & Time
Saturday, March 23
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 am Registration Opens
Refreshments & Continental Breakfast
9:00 am Welcome & Introductions
9:15 am Landscaping for Privacy
10:30 am Break
10:45 am When Pretty Isn’t Enough: Perennial Trials at Chicago Botanic Garden
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Using Containers in the Landscape
2:15 pm Break
2:30 pm Underutilized Treasures of the Bulb World
Marty Wingate, “Landscaping for Privacy”
Marty Wingate writes and speaks about gardens and travel. She is the author of Landscaping for Privacy and three other garden books. Marty’s garden articles appear in a variety of publications, including “The American Gardener” and “Country Gardens”, and she is a weekly guest on KUOW (94.9 FM), Seattle’s NPR station – for which she won a Silver Trowel Award from the Garden Writers of America.
Richard Hawke, “When Pretty Isn’t Enough: Perennial Trials at Chicago Botanic Garden”
Richard Hawke is the Plant Evaluation Manager at the Chicago Botanic Garden, and is responsible for the comparative evaluation of over 1,200 taxa of herbaceous perennials, vines, shrubs and small trees, including the oversight of a 16,000 sq. ft. green roof trial. The Plant Evaluation Program is one of the largest and most diverse in the nation. Richard has a horticulture degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has worked at several Midwest botanical gardens, including the Paine Arboretum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and The Holden Arboretum in Kirtland, Ohio.
Jim Nau, “Using Containers in the Landscape”
Jim Nau manages the greenhouses and gardens of the Ball Horticultural Company in West Chicago, Illinois. Jim is the author of two books; the Ball Culture Guide and theBall Perennial Manual as well as the editor of the “Ball RedBook –18th Edition” that was published this year.
He is the Past President and current judge for All America Selections as well the Past President of the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers (ASCFG).
Zannah Crowe, “Underutilized Treasures of the Bulb World”
Zannah holds a degree in Landscape Architecture from UW-Madison and has been working as a professional horticulturist for over 25 years. She is currently employed at Monches Farm, a perennial plant nursery in Colgate, Wisconsin.
To register for the symposium, complete the registration form and send with payment to the Garden. Registrants will receive a confirmation call prior to the event.
GBBG Members: $45
The cost includes all presentations, handouts, lunch and refreshments.
Note: As a benefit, members at the Garden Benefactor, Garden Ambassador and Garden Visionary levels receive free admission to GBBG’s Spring Thaw Symposium each year. For more information, please call Sharon Vaughan at (920) 491-3691 ext. 114.
Registrants will be provided with a lunch buffet including soup, garden fresh salad, a variety of sandwiches and assorted bite size desserts.
Thank you to our generous sponsor:
For More Information
For more information on the Spring Thaw Symposium, please contact our Adult Educator, Sharon Vaughan at (920) 491-3691 ext. 114 or firstname.lastname@example.org