2021 Southeastern Plant Symposium: Online Symposium

Urbanite Crevice Garden at Juniper Level Botanic Garden 

2021 Southeastern Plant Symposium at Home

Saturday, June 12, 2021 – 10:00 am5:00 pm

Register here.

Calling all plantaholics, plant nerds, nurserymen, gardeners, and horticulturists! We are thrilled to announce the third annual JC Raulston Arboretum and Juniper Level Botanic Garden Southeastern Plant Symposium. Join us on Zoom for a day full of plant lust as we host the best of the best to talk about cutting-edge plants. We've got plant explorers, plant breeders, nurserymen, and other experts for a deep dive into what's new and exciting in the plant world.

What could be better than a day spent luxuriating in plants, plants, and more plants? How about a chance to get your hands on some of the most exciting plants during the completely mind-numbing, fever-inducing silent auction. This is the one garden event that you don’t want to miss! We will be holding our Rare Plant Auction via ClickBid, an online-only auction platform (link will be sent out prior to the event). You will need a credit card to register for the auction.

Talks will all be recorded and available to all registrants after the day of the symposium. Auction opens June 3 at 3:00 pm EDT and closes on June 12 at 5:00 pm.

Event Details

  • Cost: $75.00
  • Registration: Advance registration is required. Online registration is considered complete when payment is received.
  • Location: Online via Zoom. Instructions will be provided by e-mail.
  • Questions: For more information or if you have any questions, please email Amanda Wilkins

Presentations include:

"Around the World in 80 Plants: An Edimental Perennial Adventure"
Stephen Barstow, Author

"The U.S. National Arboretum: Helping Improve the Gardens of Today and Tomorrow"
Kevin Conrad, U.S. National Arboretum

"Designing with Plants the Great Dixter Way"
Fergus Garrett, Great Dixter

My Journey with Plants, Plant Breeding, Evaluation, and Gardening
Hans Hansen, Walters Gardens

"Plant Breeding at the Mountain Crop Improvement Lab"
Irene Palmer, Mountain Crop Improvement Lab, NC State University

"Native Orchid Conservation Efforts at Longwood Gardens"
Peter Zale, Ph.D., Longwood Gardens