Southern Garden Symposium   St. Francisville, Louisiana    October 20 & 21, 2017

Southern Garden Symposium
October 19 & 20, 2018
Offering prestigious speakers amid gracious surroundings.
Join us for our 30th year!


Registration will open in April.

Southern Garden Symposium

October 19 & 20, 2018

St. Francisville, LA

Join us as we celebrate 30 years of the Southern Garden Symposium

The Changing Nature of Gardening


Featuring on Saturday:

The Invention of Nature:  Alexander von Humboldt’s New World - Andrea Wulf
Andrea Wulf reveals in her latest book the extraordinary life of the visionary German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) and how he created the way we understand nature today. Wulf traces Humboldt’s influences through the great minds he inspired in revolution, evolution, ecology, conservation, art and literature.  In The Invention of Nature Wulf brings this lost hero to science and the forgotten father of environmentalism back to life.

The Living Landscape:  Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity - Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy
As our world faces increased pressure from development and industrialization, today’s gardeners are confronted with changing value systems and new concepts of stewardship and ecology.  Authors Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy discuss thought provoking principles that can change the way we think of “nature” and the way we approach the act of “gardening.”  Together they provide a solid framework of ideas that gardeners can use to elevate the nature of modern landscapes.


Friday speakers include: Paige Canfield, Bill Fontenot, Dan Gill, Greg Grant, and Nicholas Staddon!



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