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Annual Symposium

  • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
  • Address: 909 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines, IA 50309
  • October 21, 2017
  • From: 09:30 AM to 04:00 PM
  • Phone: (515) 323-6290
  • Price: Member: $80 Nonmember: $95 Student $45

The annual symposium is the Botanical Garden’s signature educational opportunity for advancing gardening in Iowa. Each fall, four nationally acclaimed lecturers are invited to Des Moines to speak around a current topic that impacts home horticulture, plant sciences or ecology.

This year’s keynote speaker is internationally known James Hitchmough.

James is a Professor of Horticultural Ecology in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Sheffield in England. He researches how designed plant communities function ecologically and what key factors determine their attractiveness to urban dwellers.

Annual Symposium