Registration is open! 

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The Lahr Native Plant Symposium is a day-long program

Conference: 9:30 am to 3:45 pm  Plant Sale: 8:15 am to 2 pm (You don’t need to be a conference attendee in order to shop for plants.)

FEE: $100/ $80 FONA members (Friends of the National Arboretum)

Plenary Sessions

  • Devin Floyd: Restoring Grasslands in the Virginia Piedmont: What and Where They Are and Why They Matter

Devin  is the Principal Investigator at the Center for Urban Habitats in Charlottesville, Virginia

  • Carolyn Summers: Natives in Design from Formal to Naturalistic

Carolyn is a landscape designer with over 30 years of experience with native plants.

  • Dean Norton: Close to His Heart: George Washington’s use of Indigenous Trees and Shrubs at Mount Vernon

Dean is the Director of Horticulture at George Washington’s Mount Vernon in Alexandria, Virginia.

 Concurrent Session:

  • Restoring Soldier’s Delight Serpentine Barrens;
  • The North American Trees in the National Arboretum Bonsai Collection
  • Resilient Landscape Planning at Mt Cuba