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25th Annual Lahr Native Plant Symposium and Plant Sale

  • 03/26/2011
  • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Beltsville Agricultural Research Center

Sponsoring Organization: US Department of Agriculture, US National Arboretum

Speakers Include:

  • Allan Armitage – Renowned researcher, award-winning writer, speaker, and teacher
  • Cole Burrell – Author, garden-designer, lecturer, founder of Native Landscape Design and Restoration
  • Scott LaFleur – Director of New England Wildflower Garden, conservationist, native plant advocate
  • Sylvan Kaufman – Ecologist, Evolutionary Biologist, owner of Sylvan Green Earth Consulting
  • Carole Ottesen – Garden designer, photographer, author of books on native plant gardening
  • Jeremy West – Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service's National Plant Materials Center

Location: This year the symposium will be held at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC) as the arboretum’s administration building is under renovation. Map and directions.

Registration: Registration information will be available February 1, 2011 at

More Information: Lindsay Hicks, Horticulture Education Programs Specialist, U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002, 202-245-5898,

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