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2015 Exhibitors

Brent & Becky's Bulbs,  Berger Peat Moss, Carex Tours, Creek Hill Nursery, DeVroomen Garden Products, Darwin Perennials, Eason Horticultural Services, Emerald Coast Growers, Green Leaf Plants, Hoffman Nursery, Holtex Enterprises, The Ivy Farm, Jelitto Perennial Seeds, Kube Pak Growers, New Moon Nursery, North Creek Nursery, The Perennial Farm, Poplar Ridge Nursery, Rijnbeeken Son Perennials Export, Skagit Gardens, SHS Griffin, Walters Gardens, Inc.

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1. Simply register online here

2. Download brochure and registration form to return by fax, mail or email.


Hilton Baltimore
401 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201, US

Online Reservations: www.tinyurl.com/PPAHotel2015

Reservations: 800-445-8667 (Please request the Perennial Plant Association room block for reduced rates.) Reservations MUST BE RECEIVED at the hotel by July 1, 2015. The room rates are $159 per night for a single or a double room and includes complimentary internet in each guest room.

***Availability and/or rate not guaranteed after July 1. Contact us if you are having trouble getting the discounted rate.

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Baltimore is home of some of the most influential horticulturists and designers of our time. The epicenter for the use of perennials en masse, redefining the term ‘ground cover’ to include plants greater than 12” tall, and the embracing of ornamental grasses to create an entire gardening movement. But before those gardens could be created, there had to be nurseries large enough to supply demand... And the Baltimore region was ready and able to supply. And that flow of plant material has never ceased... the Baltimore region has a wealth of amazing growers that help set the course for American Horticulture.

It was horticulturists living in Baltimore that started looking, not to England for ideas and inspiration, but to Germany, and they transplanted that ethos of ecology and sense of place to Baltimore.

At this symposium we will be taking a look at our past and acknowledging who brought us to where we are to date, and also probing into what the horticultural future might be or can be, if we choose.

Hear acclaimed German horticulturist Cassian Schmidt share his planting ideas.
Hear Roy Diblik tell how he has implemented Cassian’s ideas at Northwind Perennial Farm.

Don’t miss Kevin Campion discuss creating problem solving landscapes in his “The Beauty of Water” session. Hear how Oehme, Van Sweden & Associates, Inc. continues to evolve its rule- breaking and award-winning design firm.

And we will get out there and see inspiring gardens, garden centers, and growers.

The Baltimore metro area has some of the finest growers on the East Coast. This is THE symposium for growers! Monday venture north to see the amazing Quality Greenhouses and Perennial Farm, and then on Wednesday visit FIVE outstanding growers, large to small...

See several of the 2014 List of The Top Ten 100 Independent Garden Centers in North America! Amazing opportunity.

See a Revolutionary War Shot Tower. Learn about the Star Spangled Banner and Fort McHenry. Water taxis make fun transport. The Harbor is fun to wander. Sit and people watch or eat a meal or watch street performers. Visit famous art galleries, some free!

The Baltimore Aquarium is among the finest in the world. All ages enjoy spiraling up to the top and walking among fish, sharks, whales, etc., swimming all around. Enjoy the “touchie-feelies” at the aquarium.

Seafood is second to none. Big restaurants, little restaurants, all prices, all fun.