May 7-9, 2010 ❀ South Carolina ❀ Native Plant Spring Symposium

The South Carolina Native Plant Society’s 2010 Symposium will bring together master gardeners and horticulturists, home gardeners, landscape architects, nursery and landscape professionals, professors and students, as well as representatives from state and local government to learn and share best practices for sustaining biodiversity.

The symposium’s keynote speaker, Dr. Douglas Tallamy, is the nationally acclaimed author of Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants. Dr. Tallamy is professor and chair of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware.

The two-day symposium, held on the grounds of the historic Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, features lectures, field trips and panel discussions. In addition to the walks, talks, and workshops.

The symposium starts off with a work day at Magnolia Plantation, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.. Friday night activities will include a barbecue with the Nurture Nature exhibition and silent auction in the atrium at the Quality Suites. For more information and registration, click here.

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