Sat., Oct. 14; 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Native Plant and Sustainability Conference

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ annual Native Plant and Sustainability Conference brings together national experts for a one-day forum on plants, landscapes and our roles as environmental stewards.

This year’s keynote speaker, Mike McGrath, is the host of the nationally syndicated weekly public radio show “You Bet Your Garden,” an hour of chemical-free horticultural hijinks. He is also the garden editor for WTOP News Radio in Washington, D.C., contributing editor and columnist for Greenprints Magazine, former editor-in-chief of Organic Gardening Magazine and author of books on tomatoes, compost and kitchen gardening.

Additional speakers and registration information will be announced soon.

Questions? Please contact our Education staff at

This conference counts as a 3.5 hour elective credit for several Phipps certificate programs: Native Plant Landscapes, Sustainable Horticulture, and Landscape and Garden Design. CEU credits for PCH and LA CES are pending; please inquire for more information. 

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