February 3, 2006
"Celebrating the American Garden: Spaces for Relaxing and Entertaining" focus of CW's 2006 Garden Symposium
Americans continue to push their living spaces into the outdoors for both relaxation and entertainment. The exploration of that process and how it affects the developing American garden will be discussed at the 60th annual Colonial Williamsburg Garden Symposium April 30-May 3 at the Bruton Heights School Lane Auditorium.
“Celebrating the American Garden: Spaces for Relaxing and Entertaining” will explore inviting plantings,water features, aromatic plants, low-maintenance container gardening and design ideas that will create an enjoyable garden for you and your friends.
Nationally known speakers include:
Join us in Williamsburg as these and other talented gardening experts team with Colonial Williamsburg landscape professionals to share practical information and inspire new adventures for gardeners.
Optional programs and tours include Historic Foodways, Architecture, Landscape Design, Botanical Images and early morning walks. Participants will visit Colonial Williamsburg’s production nursery and may take advantage of optional workshops that focus on Container Gardening, Garden Centerpieces and Food for Entertaining. Bus trips to some of the best private gardens in Williamsburg, and Brent and Becky’s Bulbs in Gloucester, Va., also have been scheduled. Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Garden Symposium registration can be done by mail, fax or online at www.colonialwilliamsburg.org and must be accompanied by a check for $325 per person or credit card information. The fee includes the opening reception Sunday, April 30, two morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, program presentations and a Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket to exhibition sites, trade shops and gardens valid for the duration of the conference.
“Fine Gardening” magazine and the American Horticultural Society are co-sponsors of the 60th Colonial Williamsburg Garden Symposium.
For more information about the Garden Symposium, contact the conference registrar at (757) 220-7255 or toll-free at (800) 603-0948, online at www.ColonialWilliamsburg.org/conted, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (757) 565-8921 or write to: Continuing Education, P.O. Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187-1776.