Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Spring into the Garden: 2012 Symposium

Plant explorer, breeder and nursery owner Tony Avent will be the keynote speaker at the 2012 CHS symposium on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, in Portland, Conn. Tony owns Plant Delights Nursery, a mail-order nursery in Raleigh, N.C., that features rare and unusual perennials, hostas and native plants. A prolific author and engaging raconteur, Tony will surely liven up the winter during the society’s 125th anniversary year.

Kerry Ann Mendez, owner of Perennially Yours in Saratoga, N.Y., and Nan Sinton, renowned horticulturalist, educator and world traveler, round out the day. 

Nan Sinton
Kerry Ann Mendez
Spring into the Garden
A one-day symposium of practical gardening ideas and inspiration, sponsored by the Connecticut Horticultural Society
Date: Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012
Location: Portland High/Middle School, 
95 High St., Portland, CT 06480
Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Fee: $65 for CHS members; $75 nonmembers until Dec. 15, 2011 (add $5 after that date). Fee includes symposium attendance, bistro lunch, coffee breaks and access to vendors and Master Gardeners.

To register, please contact the CHS office at 860-529-8713, connhort@aol.com, or CHS, 2433 Main St., Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Garden- and plant-related vendors who are interested in staffing a booth at the symposium: Please contact Betty Gehris at jonzi@cox.net or 860-528-1375.

Check back for updates. It’s never too early to mark your calendar!

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