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36th Annual Lahr Native Plants Symposium

March 25th 2023 -

Native Plants: From the Wild to the Garden

36th Annual Lahr Symposium
Administration Building Auditorium, U.S. National Arboretum
Saturday, March 25, 2023, 9:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m.
Reserve your spot now! $100 (FONA members $80)
View the full program here.

What do George Washington, the National Arboretum’s bonsai curators, and several of the region’s grassland restoration experts and landscape designers have in common? An appreciation of the ecosystem services provided by native plants and a commitment to their conservation.

Learn from our line-up of native plant professionals about efforts to reestablish beautiful and unusual habitats and how we can successfully manage and design our cultivated landscapes. The 36th Lahr Native Plant Symposium provides inspiration from the wild and practical advice for our gardens.

Registrants attend all plenary sessions and one concurrent session of their choice.

Registration is required and includes all sessions, morning coffee and refreshments, and box lunch.

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