A gardener’s work is never done. In the best of times, that’s a motivator that results in a sense of satisfaction after a good morning of weeding or planting. But every now and then, gardening ennui sets in. And that’s when I know it’s time to find a good gardening symposium—a mental spa of sorts. If you’ve never experienced one, treat yourself. Not unlike the physical spa, you’ll be wondering why you waited so long and will emerge with renewed (horticultural) passion!
“Symposium” sounds dryly academic, but the Greek root of the word means “to drink together,” which sounds more like a party where I come from. The best horticultural symposia mix high-level ideas with fun sociability. Most are one-day events centered around a series of engaging talks or workshops presented by experts on all things plants and gardening. Topics I’ve heard include…
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