Monday Education

Join us Monday, August 3rd for Education  - details listed below - or one of our two Bus Tour options. Then, meet us back at the hotel for the PPA Business Meeting and head out to discover Lancaster.

*Monday Symposium Schedule

  • 7:15 AM - 4:00 PM Northwest & York Bus Tour
  • 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Lancaster & Local Bus Tour
  • 9:30 AM - 4:15 PM Education
  • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Perennial Plant Association Business Meeting
  • Discover Lancaster  - Explore on your own or swing by one (or all) of our suggested meet up locations where PPA Members will be waiting to greet you! Each location is within walking distance from the hotel and has been recommended by our Local Site Planning Committee. See you there!
  • Tellus360  - 24 E King Street
  • Annie Bailey's Irish Public House - 28-30 E King Street
  • The Exchange (hotel rooftop bar) - 16 E King Street
  • Lancaster Dispensing Company - 33 N Market Street
  • Yorgos Restaurant & Lounge - 66 N Queen Street


Monday Education Day

presented in partnership with our sponsors

9:00 AM Registration Opens

9:30 AM Plants for Pollinators: the Ecological Value of Ornamental Perennials - Emily Erickson, Entomology Graduate Student, Penn State University

Declining pollinator populations need our help, and one of the best things that you can do in your own community is to plant more flowers! We will discuss how to manage a home garden or aesthetic landscape to support pollinator biodiversity and the current status of the science on ornamental perennial plants and pollinators. 

10:30 AM Think Outside the Mailbox: Clematis (and Nomenclature) Surprises - Jeff Jabco, Director of Grounds/Coordinator of Horticulture, Swarthmore College and the Scott Arboretum, and President, International Clematis Society

11:30 AM Where Are They Today? 30 Years of Perennial Plant of the Year David L. Sanford, Associate Professor of Ornamental Horticulture, Penn State University

12:30 PM Break

1:15 PM Container Gardening, Veggies Included - David Mattern, Horticulturist, Chanticleer Garden

2:15 PM Eat, Drink, Plant - Peggy Anne Montgomery, Account Executive, Garden Media Group and Dan Benarcik, Horticulturist, Chanticleer

A light-hearted look at how two very different horticulturists created one (hopefully) harmonious garden. Join in on the journey of compromises and considerations that happen when working together to build a garden. The focus will center around design takeaways plus lots of favorite plants!

3:15 PM Designing With Perennials: The Public Gardens and Landscapes of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society - Andrew Bunting, Vice President of Public Horticulture, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

4:15 PM Education Closing Remarks

*Schedules are subject to change.
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