Apr 24: Landscaping & Gardening Symposium

The annual Western Pennsylvania Gardening & Landscaping Symposium will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 24 at Chatham University. Symposium speakers include Scott Aker, a gardens unit leader at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C; Pam Baggett, a freelance author and photographer and contributing editor for Horticulture Magazine; Florence Boogaerts, owner of a design and installation firm in Greenwich, CT; Bruce Fraedrich, vice president of research at F.A. Bartlett Tree Co.; Tovah Martin, author and editorial producer of the PBS gardening series "Cultivating Life;" and Vincent Simeone, an ornamental horticulturist who studied with experts such as Michael Dirr and Allan Armitage and is director of Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in New York.

Also, for the first time a Garden Marketplace at the Athletic and Fitness Center on the Chatham Shadyside campus will be open to the public as well as to those registered for the symposium.

For information or to register: 412-441-4442. Fee is $110; there is no charge to visit the marketplace. More details: www.landscapesymposium.org. Click here for a map to the event.

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