Perennial Plant Symposium registration deadline approaches

Perennial Plant Symposium registration deadline approaches

The Symposium features education sessions and tours of gardens in the greater Chicago area.


Perennial Plant Association announced that the registration deadline is approaching quickly for the 2019 National Symposium. For the first time, the Perennial Plant Association’s National Symposium will be held in conjunction with All-America Selections and National Garden Bureau. The event will be taking place July 28 – Aug. 2, 2019 in Rosemont, Illinois.

Participants of the 2019 National Symposium have the option to expand their three-day core symposium, Tuesday through Thursday, to a week-long experience. Selections include extended education, tours, sightseeing and speaker engagement opportunities featuring Piet Oudolf, the influential Dutch garden designer and leading figure of the “New Perennial” movement as well as perennial plant expert, Roy Diblik.

A highlight of the education sessions will be a panel discussion entitled “Riding the New Dutch Wave," moderated by Scott Stewart of Millennium Park Foundation, featuring Piet and Roy alongside Laura Ekasetya of Lurie Garden and Austin Eischeid of Austin Eischeid Garden Design. The group will discuss the future of this movement in perennial design.

The Symposium also features a diverse selection of tours of some of the richest gardens in the greater Chicago area, including Lurie Garden, the Chicago Botanic Garden and several private home gardens seldom seen by the public.

“There are so many moving parts to this conference, so take the time to look over all the bountiful options and confirm that you will be in Chicago July 28 through August 2. It’s an opportunity not to be missed,” Janet Draper, President of the Perennial Plant Association, says.

To register, click here.