NARGS Virtual Conference June 26 and 27, 2020: Register Now

Registration now open for NARGS virtual conference by Zoom on June 26 and 27, 2020

Yes, we have all been pent up in our gardens for weeks now. Seedlings are sprouting. Orders from nurseries are arriving. But we are missing the inspiration from visiting other gardens. Oh yes, and hiking in the field. We here at NARGS have been busy though, preparing for our first virtual international rock garden symposium for you. It is so exciting! We have gathered first class speakers and gardens to give you ideas for plants and gardens at our live conference: TAPROOT 2020. This will be the first virtual international rock garden symposium.
Our lineup includes talks and tours by rock-star plants persons: Nick Courtens (Betty Ford Alpine Gardens), Anne Spiegel (Millstream Award Garden), Tony Avent & Jeremy Schmidt (Juniper Level Botanic Garden), Mariel Tribby (Missouri Botanical Garden), Todd Boland (MUN Botanical Garden), and David Sellars (Millstream Award Garden). There is even a live workshop on Daphne cuttings by the master Don LaFond. And much more. See the full program link below.
True, we are very sorry to have missed you all at our annual meeting in Ithaca with all its fantastic gorges. Another time perhaps. But consider saving the date for this virtual conference on June 26-27, 2020!  NARGS members $50, non-members $90.
Note - your $50 conference pass entitles you to listen live and/or listen again to the recorded versions on our server at your leisure.
Here is a link to the full program, line up of speakers, and link to registation:  HERE



(U.S. Eastern Daylight Saving)



4:00 pm, June 26th

Gardening on the Roof of the Rocky Mountains

Nick Courtens, Nicola Ripley, Colin Lee, Melissa Ebone & Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Staff

5:00 pm

Gardening on Rock, A Tale of Two Gardens

Anne Spiegel

6:00 pm

Flintstone Gardening: A little Concrete Rubble, Some Bam Bam, and Just Add Plants

Tony Avent & Jeremy Schmidt

6:45 pm

Rock Garden Renovation at Missouri Botanical Garden

Mariel Tribby


Walking in the Homeland ...instead of going to China.

Vojtěch Holubec

4:00 pm June 27th

June Highlights from the MUN Botanical Garden

Todd Boland

5:00 pm

A Hillside Garden in Coastal British Columbia

David Sellars

6:00 pm

Daphne Propagation, a Workshop

Don LaFond

6:30 pm

Creating Unique Native Plant Displays

Kristine Boys

7:00 pm

Finger Lakes Plants & Geology

F. Robert Wesley