TAPROOT 2020 - A Virtual Conference of the North American Rock Garden Society



Panayoti Kelaidis and Elisabeth Zander

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$50 members, $90 non-members  

The first virtual international rock garden conference was truely amazing. The conference videos may be viewed on your computer, tablet or other mobile device until 8/3/2020. Then one will expire. But the rest will be available.

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PROGRAM for June 26-27, 2020

Thanks to our sponsors:

Potomac Valley Chapter NARGS

Betty Ford Alpine Garden

Betty Ford Alpine Garden Millstream1 Anne Spiegel Jupiter Level Botanic Garden Tony Avent MOBOT Mariel Tribby

Gardening on the Roof

of the Rocky Mountains

Gardening on Rock

A Tale of Two Gardens

Flintstone Gardening:

A little Concrete Rubble, Some Bam Bam, and Just Add Plants

Rock Garden Renovation

at Missouri Botanical Garden

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

Anne Spiegel

Tony Avent &

Jeremy Schmidt

Mariel Tribby

A virtual live tour through the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail, Colorado. Plus presentations of current exhibits.

A lecture on the construction of the first Linc & Timmy Foster Millstream Garden award garden, located in Dutchess County, New York.

A video tour of the new recycled concrete Juniper Level Botanic Garden, Raleigh, North Carolina, with Tony and Jeremy.

Hear about the challenges and successes of the ongoing renovation of an over 35 year-old rock graden at MOBOT. New construction methods, soils, plants and design ideas that can be applied to any type of rock garden will be covered.

MUN Garden Newfoundland Millstream David Sellars Don LaFond Cuttings Workshop Durango 2021

June Highlights

from the MUN Botanical Garden

A Hillside Garden

in Coastal British Columbia

Daphne Propagation


Durango AGM 2021

Todd Boland

David Sellars

Don LaFond


A virtual live tour through the Memorial University Botanical Garden in St. John's, Newfoundland. See the Alpine House in June as well as a stroll through the garden.

A lecture on the second Linc & Timmy Foster Millstream Garden award garden, located in British Columbia, Canada.

A master of cuttings on Daphne, Don will give us a live workshop on making them. From when to take them to how to root them, check out what this man does.

Ready to break out and hike? NARGS 2021 Annual General Meeting will be located in Durango, Colorado, and hosted at the Fort Lewis College Conference Center.

  Czech Spring Flora Ithaca Gorge  

Walking in the Homeland

instead of going to China...

Finger Lakes Plants & Geology;

Creating Unique Native Plant Displays




Vojtěch Holubec

F Robert Wesley &

Kristine Boys



A short look at native Czech spring flora including galanthus, leucojum, hepatica, adonis, iris and Daphne arbuscula. The talk will include different forms, irregularities, doubles, poculi, etc.

A travelogue of the Finger Lakes with a quick stop at some limestone barrens habitats. Plus restoring the Mundy Wildflower Garden at Cornell Plantations