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Native Plant Symposium - Planting for Beauty and Biodiversity

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 10:00 am - 2:30 pmForest Trail

September 20, 2014 - 10:00 am - 2:30 pm      10th Annual Native Plant Symposium – Planting for Beauty and Biodiversity: Putting Back the Layers     Landscape designer, photographer, and author Rick Darke will look at landscape layers from ground cover to canopy and will describe how to create and manage them in gardens that are beautiful, biologically diverse, and eminently livable. 

Darke’s presentation will illustrate proven plants for the mid-Atlantic region and will describe a practical, ecologically sound approach to layering he calls “spacemaking with organic architecture”. Bill McAvoy, Botanist with the Delaware Natural Heritage Program, will show us the layers of Delaware forest as a model. A complimentary lunch is included. Sponsored jointly by the Delaware Native Plant Society and the Bombay Hook Garden Keepers.

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The symposium is free, but registration is required and space is limited. To register, contact Quentin Schlieder by phone at (302) 653-6449 or by e-mail at

Last Updated: Jul 29, 2014
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