Tuesday Education

The 2019 Perennial Plant Association National Symposium is in conjunction with All-America Selections and National Garden Bureau.  The “Core Symposium” includes Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and features two days of education, 3 amazing tour options on Wednesday, and two dinners at spectacular Chicago gardens!

 

Tuesday Symposium Education

Tuesday, July 30

7:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Part of the Core Symposium Registration or register for the day.

Core Symposium Member Registration: $539 Early-Bird / $589 Regular Rate

Core Symposium Non-Member Registration: $809 Early-Bird / $859 Regular Rate

Tuesday Only Member Registration: $209 Early-Bird Rate / $319 Regular Rate

Tuesday Only Non-Member Registration: $319 Early-Bird Rate / $369 Regular Rate

 

Education sessions include:

 

Piet Oudolf

About the Speaker:

Piet Oudolf started his landscape and garden design practice with his wife Anja in 1976 in Haarlem.  In 1982, they moved to Hummelo in the eastern part of the Netherlands to start a nursery growing rare, hard to find, and unusual but garden worthy perennials.  The nursery was mainly run by Anja while Piet’s work became well-known by the more radical ideas shown in publications about the Hummelo garden.  After 1986, Piet picked up garden and planting design again.

Piet Oudolf’s work can be found throughout the world, including in The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, England, Ireland, Italy, Canada, and the United States.  In the United States, his designs include Lurie Garden at Millennium Park in downtown Chicago; a horticultural master plan for ‘The Battery,’ planting design for the ‘High Line,’ planting design for the Goldman Sachs headquarters, and the landscape for the New Whitney Museum in New York; a residential design on Nantucket Island; and, opening in 2019, a garden design on Belle Isle, Detroit.

Piet has won countless awards, including a Gold Medal at the Chelsea Flower Show, an award of distinction from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Garden Designers, among many others.  His publications include Desiging with Grasses (with Michael King), Dreamplants for the Natural Garden and Planting for the Natural Garden (both with Henk Gerritsen), Gardens of the High Line and Elevating the Nature of Modern Landscapes (both with Rick Darke and Lorraine Ferguson), as well as several books with Noel Kingsbury: Designing with Plants, Planting Design ‘Planting in Time and Space,’ Landscapes in Landscapes, Planting ‘A New Perspective,’ and Oudolf-Hummelo.

 

The Seasons of Lurie: Maintaining Naturalistic Landscapes

Laura Ekasetya

Lurie Garden’s naturalistic planting style connects visitors to an elemental feeling of looking out at a wild prairie or meadow, but at a scale that works for a highly visited park in an urban area. This presentation shows how a resilient Piet Oudolf planting is managed for beauty and ecological benefit.

About the speaker:

Laura joined Lurie Garden in early 2011 as a horticulturist to maintain the integrity of Piet Oudolf's perennial plant design after tending to perennials under research evaluation at the Chicago Botanic Garden. After attending the public opening of Millennium Park in 2004, she visited often watching the garden grow from a field of gallon sized plants to a tapestry of color and texture. Laura moved to become the director of Lurie Garden in 2017 yet still enjoys stalking insects, birds, and other creatures that make the garden their home. She enjoys helping out with community gardens throughout the city and hiking the Indiana Dunes and marshes of the Calumet region. 

 

Riding the Dutch Wave

A panel discussion with Piet Oudolf, Laura Ekasetya, Roy Diblik, Austin Eischeid, and moderated by Scott Stewart

Naturalistic planting styles, such as those influenced by Piet Oudolf, are inspirational and supportive of local ecology, but they fail aesthetically without thoughtful design and a sensible maintenance plan. What is the future of this popular movement in perennial design that celebrates wildness in plant selection?

About Piet

Piet Oudolf started his landscape and garden design practice with his wife Anja in 1976 in Haarlem.  In 1982, they moved to Hummelo in the eastern part of the Netherlands to start a nursery growing rare, hard to find, and unusual but garden worthy perennials.  Piet Oudolf’s work can be found throughout the world, including in The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, England, Ireland, Italy, Canada, and the United States.  In the United States, his designs include Lurie Garden at Millennium Park in downtown Chicago; a horticultural master plan for ‘The Battery,’ planting design for the ‘High Line,’ planting design for the Goldman Sachs headquarters, and the landscape for the New Whitney Museum in New York; a residential design on Nantucket Island; and, opening in 2019, a garden design on Belle Isle, Detroit.

 

About Laura

Laura joined Lurie Garden in early 2011 as a horticulturist to maintain the integrity of Piet Oudolf's perennial plant design after tending to perennials under research evaluation at the Chicago Botanic Garden. After attending the public opening of Millennium Park in 2004, she visited often watching the garden grow from a field of gallon sized plants to a tapestry of color and texture. Laura moved to become the director of Lurie Garden in 2017 yet still enjoys stalking insects, birds, and other creatures that make the garden their home. She enjoys helping out with community gardens throughout the city and hiking the Indiana Dunes and marshes of the Calumet region. 

 

About Roy

 

About Austin

 

About Scott

 

Growing for Large Jobs

Roy Diblik

 

New to the Market Forum

Thanks to J. Berry

 

AAS-NGB Tour

All-America Selections Judges will tour The Gardens at Ball and Cantigny, followed by their Awards Banquet at Cantigny for Tuesday afternoon and evening.

 

Also on Tuesday:

  • All-America Selections Awards Presented
  •  Perennial Plant Association Awards Presented
  •  Perennial Plant Foundation Scholarship Recipients Introduced
  •  Trade Show Open
  •  Silent Auction benefitting the Perennial Plant FoundationOpen

 

Plus, connect with fellow perennial plant folks at the Evening Trade Show Social

5:15 - 6:30PM • on the trade show floor

Thanks to our sponsors:

  • The Growing Place
  • Intrinsic Perennial Garden
  • Hinsdale Nursery

 

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