Delaware Native Plants Society Symposium announced

Planting for Beauty and Biodiversity:
Putting Back the Layers – A Symposium

Presented by The Delaware Native Plants Society in cooperation with the Bombay Hook Garden Keepers

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Place: Visitors Center Auditorium, Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, 2591 Whitehall Neck Road, Smyrna, DE 19977

Landscape designer, photographer, and author Rick Darke will look at landscape layers from ground cover to canopy and will describe how to create and manage them in gardens that are beautiful, biologically diverse, and eminently livable. Darke’s presentation will illustrate proven plants for the mid-Atlantic region and will describe a practical, ecologically sound approach to layering he calls “spacemaking with organic architecture”. Bill McAvoy, Botanist with the Delaware Natural Heritage Program, will show us the layers of a Delaware forest as a model. A complimentary lunch is included.

The symposium is free and open to the public but registration is required and space is limited. To register, contact Quentin Schlieder by phone at (302) 653-6449 or by e-mail at

Click for the full symposium flyer.


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