Southeastern Plant Symposium and Rare Plant Auction

Hosted by the JC Raulston Arboretum and Juniper Level Botanic Garden

  • Friday, June 16, 2023 – 9:00 am4:15 pm
  • Friday, June 16, 2023 – 6:00 pm8:30 pm – Optional Dinner
  • Saturday, June 17, 2023 – 9:00 am5:00 pm

Join fellow plantaholics, plant geeks, nurserymen, gardeners, and horticulturists to rethink and reinvigorate modern landscapes. We 're talking plants outside our backdoors to plants around the world, low input but high impact performers, super-functional and beautiful to native, rare and unusual. Do not miss this two-day deep dive into what's new and exciting in the plant world.

The 2023 Southeastern Plant Symposium will be two days of incredible, intense programs for plant lovers with a focus on woody ornamentals.

Dr. Richard Olsen, PhD- Director of the National Arboretum, Washington, DC
Greg Paige- Director of Horticulture, JC Raulston Arboretum
Scott McMahan- Manager of International Plant Exploration, Atlanta Botanical Garden
Dr. Tom Ranney, PhD- Professor of Horticulture Science, NC State University
Dr. Nina Bassuk, PhD- Emeritus Professor, The Urban Horticulture Institute, Cornell University

More speakers will be added.

The accompanying rare plant auction has already reached legend status in the industry.

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