Bog Gardens & Gardening – A Native Plant Symposium

The Delaware Native Plant Society will host its 8th Annual Symposium in the Visitors Center Auditorium at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, 2591 Whitehall Neck Road Smyrna, DE from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2012.  The symposium will focus on Bog Gardens and Gardening. This symposium sponsored jointly by the Delaware Native Plant Society and the Bombay Hook Garden Keepers.

Participants will learn about the types of bog plants, many rare and choice, that grow in our region and how they can be used effectively in the landscape.

Noted botanist Bill McAvoy will discuss Delaware native bog plants and ecology,  and Jason Austin, Manager of Rare Find Nursery, will discuss how to grow them successfully in the garden.  He plans to bring plants for sale.

A complimentary continental breakfast and lunch are being provided.  Please note that reservations are limited and are available on a first come, first served, space available basis.  The symposium is free and is open to the public but registration is required.  To register, contact Quentin Schlieder by phone at (302) 653-6449 or by e-mail at For more information about the Society, visit its website at


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