gardening events virginia

Gardening Events in Virginia in March

March is shaping up to be a busy month for gardening events in Virginia. Here’s a sampling of workshops, symposia and other gardening events being held across the Commonwealth. 8th Annual Gardening Symposium Leesburg, Va., March 18, 2017, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Sponsored by the Loudoun County Master Gardeners, this popular annual gardening symposium…

Longwood Graduate Program Symposium, Longwood Gardens

Longwood Graduate Program Symposium

The Longwood Graduate Program Symposium is a daylong event and the 2017 theme, “Growing Together: Cultivating Change in the Economic Landscape,” will explore research on the economic impact of gardens.

Alonso Abugattas

Alonso Abugattas’ Native Plant Picks for Wildlife

Expert naturalist and environmental educator Alonso Abugattas recently spoke at the sold-out 13th Annual EcoSavvy Symposium at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, Virginia. I asked Alonso to share some of his favorite native plants for attracting and supporting wildlife. Here’s his reply. Goldenrods (Solidago spp.) There are many different species of Goldenrods – 36 species…

green matters, sustainable landscape

Green Matters Symposium

Learn about sustainable landscape design and plant solutions to help you tackle drought conditions and other environmental challenges.

Claudia West, gardening and climate change

Gardening and Climate Change: 7 Tips from Claudia West

Claudia West will be speaking at the upcoming Green Matters Symposium “Plant Solutions in The Age of Climate Change,” February 24, 2017 in Silver Spring, Md. Claudia is a frequent speaker, co-author of Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes, and the Ecological Sales Representative at North Creek Nurseries. I recently…

wildlife habitats, Bill McLaughlin, USBG

Bill McLaughlin on Creating Healthy Wildlife Habitats

Bill McLaughlin, Curator at the United  States Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C., will be speaking about biodiversity and wildlife habitats during the upcoming  EcoSavvy Symposium on February 18, 2017 at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, Va. In 2005, Bill became the Curator of Plants with oversight of the plant-based content of the Botanic Garden. He…

climate change and gardening, Ken Druse

Climate Change and Gardening: Ken Druse Shares Insights

Ken Druse spoke about climate change and gardening at the Green Matters Symposium, “Plant Solutions in The Age of Climate Change,” on Friday, February 24, 2017, in Silver Spring, Md. Ken is a best-selling and award-winning author and photographer and a popular lecturer. His most recent books include The New Shade Garden and Natural Companions:…