JULY 23-28, 2017
Denver, CO


Experience—Knowledge, Tours, and Networking
28 Sessions, 6 Tours, Trade Show & Valuable Industry Connections

Sunday, July 23: TALKS & TOURS

Perennial Inspiration

Kick off the week with an awesome day-long seminar featuring 6 perennial experts, including Mike Bone, Lauren Springer Ogden, Pat Hayward, Brie Arthur, Tammy Hartung, and Debi Borden-Miller.


Colorado Springs Tour

Hit the road in the Colorado Sunshine.  On a trip to Colorado Springs, we’ll visit a combination of natural, retail, production, and private gardens. Visit Garden of the Gods!


Monday, July 24: TOUR 
Fort Collins Tour

Visit the esteemed Colorado State University Trial Gardens, iconic perennial growers, propagation greenhouse, retailers, and cap off the day with dinner and brews at High Hops Brewery. 

Tuesday, July 25: CORE EVENT

Talk & Trade Show 

This day is packed with sessions presented by perennial experts such as Panayoti Kelaidis, Paul Pilon, Shannon Currey and many others. In the afternoon, we’ll split into three concurrent sessions for growers, landscape designers, and retailers. Break up the day with visits to the trade show to see the coolest new perennial additions. Break out of the hotel and head to the Denver Botanic Gardens for and tour the Steppe Garden.


Wednesday, July 26: CORE EVENT
Industry Tours
The best of the local perennial industry. Three tours – Grower Tour, Retail Tour and Landscape Design Tour. Gather together for dinner and drinks at the scenic Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms.


Thursday, July 27: CORE EVENT
Talk & Trade Show
Experience a full-day of perennial talks and trade show. Hear Tony Avent and you can’t miss the New Plant Forum. Add a ticket to a special dinner and Wine Tasting at Balistreri Vineyards.


Friday, July 28: TOUR
Mountain Tour
Space is limited for this unique tour. IT WILL SELL OUT. REGISTER EARLY. On this day-trip to Vail, we’ll visit the Betty Ford Alpine Garden, enjoy an alpine walk with fellow hortiholics and enjoy an unforgettable dinner to round out the day.




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“It remains the single best event to get to know what is going on with perennials at all levels. For designers it cannot be beat for exposing you to great gardens. The networking opportunities are simply fantastic.”

“If you grow, sell, buy, design with, teach, or write about perennials, pretty much everyone at the Symposium is someone  you should talk to — or keep an eye on.”


 “The synergy created with this collection of people is unmatched at any other industry event.”

Tours At The Denver Botanical Gardens

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