National Symposium

 The Perennial Plant Association’s National Symposium is July 28 - August 2, 2019.  

Held in conjunction with All-America Selections and National Garden Bureau, the National Symposium will be in Rosemont, IL, in the Chicago, IL area.

The National Symposium includes a three-day core symposium (Tuesday - Thursday) that features world-renowned speakers including Piet Oudolf and Roy Diblik, tours of Chicago, and 2 great dinners!  Extend your trip to Chicago and join for an additional day of education on Monday or see all that Chicago and the surrounding area has to offer with optional tours on Sunday, Monday, and Friday.

Take a look at our schedule brochure and use the top navigation links to see complete details for each day.

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to see Chicago! Chicago truly lives up to its motto “Urbs in horto” (city in a garden). More than 570 parks and public gardens span 7,600 acres. Landscape luminaries—from Frederick Law Olmsted Sr., and Jens Jensen to Dutch plantsman Piet Oudolf—have created some of the most spectacular settings for Chicago. Oudolf transformed the 2.5-acre site along the city’s lakefront into Lurie Garden—a wild and contemporary urban landscape and the world’s largest green roof. There’s the new “606”—2.7 miles of abandoned rail line designed as a multi-use recreational trail and spectacular green space. There’s the Shedd Aquarium, Northerly Island and so much more to experience.

We’re ready to welcome you!

CLICK HERE to register 


Thanks to our 2019 National Symposium Exhibitors:


Thanks to our 2019 National Symposium Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor

New to the Market Forum

Michigan Marvels Bus Tour Sponsor

Tote Bag Sponsor

Water Bottle Sponsor

Name Badge Holder Sponsor

Tuesday / Thursday Session Sponsors

Tuesday Trade Show Social Sponsors

AAS Tour & Banquet Sponsors


In Kind Sponsors

Lurie Garden

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