Morning refreshments will be served at the workshop sites followed by a gourmet lunch in Genevieve Munson Trimble’s Ruins Gardens of Afton Villa. Participants are asked to register for one of the following offerings in the morning and another session in the afternoon. Everyone will gather at Afton Villa for lunch.
Morning workshops are from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., choose one:
Afternoon workshops are from 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., choose one:
Activities are at Hemingbough, off U.S. 61 south of St. Francisville, look for the sign. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. Get there early for refreshments on the terrace and to browse the book, plants and garden tool sales.
9:15 a.m. — Welcome and introductions with master of proceedings Neil Odenwald, former director of the LSU Robert S. Reich School of Landscape Architecture and one of the founders of the Southern Garden Symposium.
9:30 a.m. — “Time-Tested Treasures for Sophisticated Southern Spaces,” presented by Heidi Sheesley, owner of Treesearch Farms, a wholesale grower of plants for the Gulf Coast.
10:20 a.m. — “Martha Turnbull’s Rosedown Diaries,” presented by Suzanne Turner, who edited the diary which is a firsthand account of 19th-century plantation life and gardening.
10:50 a.m. — Break
11:10 a.m. — “Integrating Art and Science in Landscape Design,” presented by Jeffrey Carbo of Jeffrey Carbo Landscape Architects.
12 p.m. — Lunch
1:15 p.m. — “Welcome Home George Washington,” presented by J. Dean Norton, director of horticulture for George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate.
2:15 p.m. — Adjourn. Symposium volunteers will be on hand to assist guests with their silent auction and plant purchases.
2:30 p.m. — Afternoon tea at Evergreenzine, 11875 Ferdinand St., St. Francisville.
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