Southeast Plants Symposium Features World’s Top Experts and Rare Plant Auction
RALEIGH, North Carolina, May 5, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Seven of the world’s top botany and horticulture experts will speak at the Southeast Plants Symposium and Rare Plants Auction 2021, According to Event Organizers Mark Weathington, Director of JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, and Tony advent, Founder of Juniper Level Botanical Garden and Plant Delights Nursery.
The Southeastern Plants Symposium will be online worldwide and available to registered attendees at Saturday June 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Registration fees are $ 75. This live presentation will be recorded and made available to all registrants. Rare Plant Auction is free and opens online to attendees and the public June 3, at 3:00 p.m., finishing June 12, at 5:00 p.m. (all times are in Eastern Daylight Time United States).
Featured speakers include:
- Fergus garrett, one of the world’s leading garden designers and garden manufacturers, CEO and Head Gardener, Great Dixter House and Gardens, UK.
- Stephen barstow, Extreme salad, world expert in ornamental edibles, inventor of the term edimentary, author of Around the world in 80 plants, leader of the Norwegian organization Seed Saver.
- Peter Zale, Ph.D., Associate Director, Conservation, Plant Breeding and Collections, Longwood Gardens, PA, United States.
- Kevin conrad, Botanist, United States National Arboretum, Woody Landscape Plant Germplasm Repository, National Plant Genetic Material System, Beltsville, MD, UNITED STATES.
- Irene Palmer, Research specialist with Tom ranney, Ph.D., North Carolina State University, experienced in a wide range of plant breeding with a focus on hydrangeas, camellias, crepe myrtles, azaleas, and more, NC, USA.
- Aaron Floden, Ph.D., Botanist, Missouri Botanic Garden, a global plant expert with a focus on Native American flora, MO, USA.
- Hans hansen, Director, New Plant Development, Walters Gardens, Zealand, MI, UNITED STATES.
“The symposium is for horticulturalists, botanists, garden and nursery staff, serious gardeners and anyone who wants to learn more about plants,” said Weathington. “The presentations will be filled with information and beautiful visuals. Participants will be able to ask questions during the presentations.”
“The Rare Plants auction will feature a collection of plants that cannot be found anywhere else in the world,” added Avent. “Even the most rabid plant collector will find a lot of things in the auction that he has never seen or heard of before. There is no other source for many of these plants. rare.”
“It’s an incredible opportunity to hear from so many top experts at a single event,” Weathington said. “One of our speakers is Fergus garrett, CEO and Chief Gardner at Great Dixter House & Gardens in the UK. Fergus is one of the world’s leading garden designers and garden makers and will talk about the importance of color, foliage, texture, repetition, structure, experimentation, as well as informality and movement in the assembly of plants. ”
“Known as the Extreme salad, Stephen barstow is a world authority on ornamental edibles and coined the term edible, “Avent added.” Barstow is the author of the book Around the world in 80 plants and make you look at your garden in a different way – by thinking about ornamental plants that you can grow, enjoy, cook and eat. “
Proceeds from the Southeast Plants Symposium and Rare Plants Auction benefit endowments at the Juniper Level Botanical Garden and JC Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University. “We have parallel missions and visions of what gardens and plants are for,” Weathington said. “Plants are essential assets. We cultivate and conserve them for science and for the benefit of all. In our home country, ornamentals are one of the biggest agricultural products.”
Fundraising efforts for Juniper Level Botanic Garden (Tax ID 56-6000756) and JC Raulston Arboretum (Tax ID 56-6049304) operate under the auspices of the Endowment Fund of North Carolina State University, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit. Donors receive official receipts for their contributions to the fund.
Mark Weathington, Director
JC Raulston Arboretum
NC State University
Tony advent, Founder
Juniper Level Botanical Garden
Raleigh, North Carolina
Robert B Butler – Communications and Public Relations
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SOURCE JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University; Juniper Level Botanical Garden