What's in YOUR Garden?


REGISTRATION MATERIALS WILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER THE HOLIDAYS IN DECEMBER, BOTH MAILED BROCHURES AND ON THIS SITE

A GARDEN EXISTS ON MANY LEVELS, from the plants and flowers that we see, to the undulating and hard-working life that abounds in the soil. By understanding this, you can enhance your personal green space and make it thrive. Whether you are first beginning your time in the dirt, or have been digging for years, this symposium will help you identify what you wish to convey in your garden and how to make it happen.

If you wish to attract birds and butterflies, you should provide nourishment for them. If you hope to capture and protect the greatest of resources, water, you will discover that a rain garden can be functional and beautiful. If you crave serenity, you can learn techniques and strategies about Far Eastern gardens that create tranquility. If you need new design ideas, you can freshen up your space with naturalistic plantings. And if you ever wondered whether or not plants have special benefits, they do! Our experts will bring all of these ideas to vivid life for you to shape what’s in your garden.

REGISTRATION: Registration is limited to 400 registrants. Pre-registration is required. Because DHS frequently sells out, please register early to avoid disappointment. Checks should be made payable to DHS XXXIII and mailed with the registration form. There will be no refunds after March 1. For general information, visit www.davidsonsymposium.org; any questions may be emailed to: davidsonsymposium@gmail.com. Check-in at the Symposium Registration table will be 7:45 – 8:50 a.m. (with coffee and refreshments). The last talk will end at 4:40 p.m.

LOCATION: The Symposium will be held at the Davidson College Knobloch Campus Center (207 Faculty Drive). The campus, also an active arboretum, is 19 miles north of Charlotte, off I-77 at Exit 30, and about 12 miles west of I-85 when coming from Exit 55/NC 73 West. Local accommodations include the Davidson Village Inn (800.892.0796), The Cedars B&B (704.765.4930) and the Homewood Suites (704.987.1818). Mention the Symposium for special room rates.

Illustration by Robin Wilgus