Annual Symposium

Saturday, October 19, 2019. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The annual symposium is the Botanical Garden’s signature educational opportunity for advancing gardening in Iowa. Each fall, four internationally acclaimed lecturers visit Des Moines to speak about current topics that impact home horticulture, plant sciences and/or ecology.

The Resilient Garden

This year’s symposium theme is The Resilient Garden. Discover multi-layered, colorful and resilient gardens, from a rural presidential estate to the Brooklyn Bridge, that will inspire you to balance biodiversity with beauty in your own garden.

Registration

To register online, please click here. Prefer to pay via cash or check? Please print and fill out this form and return it to the Garden with your registration.

Speakers and Topics

Thomas Rainer, Keynote: Rebuilding Abundance: Planting Strategies for more Colorful, Biodiverse, and Lower Input Gardens

Rebecca McMackin: Brooklyn Bridge Park: Lessons (so far) in Built-Ecology

Peter Hatch: Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden

Patrick Cullina: The Dynamic Landscape Explored: Examining Strategies for Creating Transformative Spaces with Plants

Thank you to our sponsors

Premier
Country Landscapes, Inc.

Gold
Kemin Industries, Inc.
Cynde and Richard Schreiber

Bronze

Supporter

In-Kind

Sponsorships
Click here to learn more about Annual Symposium sponsorship opportunities and submit your sponsorship.
Email giving@dmbotanicalgarden.com or call 515.323.6289 with any questions.