Category Archives: Conferences

Business Innovation Factory Conference

September 20-21, 2011 (written by James Hearsum) An unusually titled conference for a horticulturist to attend, you might think.  But wait; we (hopefully) have a clear mission for our organisations, we live in a disruptive social and commercial environment, and … Continue reading

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The Power of the Internet; Museums and the Web 2011

(written by Aubree Pack) This month I had the opportunity to attend a conference I’ve had my eye on since last year. Although my first love will always be horticulture, my interests have grown to include understanding how public horticulture … Continue reading

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Spring in Colonial Williamsburg

Last weekend Raakel Toppila, first year Longwood Graduate Fellow and John Moore, second year Professional Gardener Student attended Colonial Williamsburg’s 65th Annual Garden Symposium in Williamsburg, Virginia. John and Raakel were the recipients of the Williamsburg Garden Symposium Student Scholarships … Continue reading

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Close Encounters of the Cacti Kind: APGA Design and Planning Symposium

Last week, Second Year Fellow, Zoe Panchen attended APGA’s Design and Planning Symposium at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ. With the symposium entitled “Collections and Design: Power to the Plants”, plants played centre stage in all the presentations … Continue reading

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Want MORE in 2011?

First year students, Dongah Shin and Kate Baltzell, have been helping to produce aspects of the marketing campaign for the APGA 2011 Conference in Philadelphia, PA. If you haven’t heard, this Conference is going to be MORE of everything-MORE gardens, … Continue reading

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18th-Century Fun at the Colonial Williamsburg Garden Symposium!

Three of us – Laura Aschenbeck, Shari Edelson, and Keelin Purcell – just returned from the Timeless Lessons from Historic Gardens conference, a two-day symposium presented by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in partnership with the American Horticultural Society. The conference … Continue reading

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Association of Zoological Horticulture Annual Conference in Jacksonville, FL from September 26 -30, 2009

Kate Baltzell, first year fellow, attended the Association of Zoological Horticulture’s annual conference in Jacksonville, FL entitled ‘Flora Meets Fauna’. The five day conference at the end of September was sponsored by the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. The schedule was … Continue reading

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October 16, 2009, Perennial Plant Conference, Scott Arboretum, PA

On 16th October Zoe Panchen attended the Perennial Plant Conference hosted by the Scott Aboretum at Swarthmore College. It was a wet and cold day, perfect for being inside to see and hear about beautiful, colourful perennials. The auditorium was packed with … Continue reading

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October 7-9, 2009 – WaterSmart Innovations Conference, Las Vegas, NV

In early October second year Fellow, Daniel Stern, attended the 2nd WaterSmart Innovations Conference to further his thesis research on public gardens and water-wise landscaping. The Southern Nevada Water Authority, EPA’s WaterSense Program, and the American Water Works Association were … Continue reading

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October 2, 2009 – Global Plant Conservation Science and Outreach

Rebecca Pineo attended this year’s Janet Meakin Poor Research Symposium, hosted by Chicago Botanic Gardens and co-sponsored by Botanic Gardens Conservation International.  The keynote speaker, Steven Blackmore, Regius Keeper of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Scotland, highlighted the positive role … Continue reading

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