Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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The 26th Annual Winter Landscape Design Symposium

Evolving Strategies for Evolving Landscapes: Beyond the Garden Bed

Date and Location:

Thursday, January 8 – Friday, January 9, 2015
Science Center Auditorium, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA

This two-day conference will explore how to interact with the complex, evolving realities of today’s landscapes and those of the future. To work with the land today means dealing with dramatic change. Factors from landscape fragmentation to accidental species introductions have made it difficult to establish resilient plant communities. Yet increased interest in ecology, landscape performance, and natural aesthetics has created significant need to establish these landscapes successfully and consistently.

Featured Speakers:


CEUs available for landscape architects, APLD members, arborists, and horticulturists, click here for details.


Complete Agenda


For a printable PDF of the Agenda click here.

For a printable PDF of the Brochure click here.


Sponsored by
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
New Directions in the American Landscape (developed by Larry Weaner Landscape Associates)

Co-sponsored by
PA/DE Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects

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Register Today!


Accomodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Normandy Farm Hotel, for a group rate of $109/night. To book a room using the group rate, either call (215-616-8500) and mention the group name, “Landscape Design Symposium”, or go to www.normandyfarm.com and use the group code, “MAB0107”. Reserve before December 18 for discounted rate.


Directions

Click here to download a printable PDF of directions to the conference »


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Construction Notice:

Parking Lot Closed September 21, 22 and 23.

Morris Arboretum’s parking lot is being repaved September 21, 22 and 23. Our parking lot is a demonstration lot for its sustainability. Installed 25 years ago as one of the first of its kind, the parking lot has filtered into the earth about 31,863,304 gallons of precipitation from the Wissahickon watershed. But the time has come for it to be renewed.

The entire parking lot will be closed September 21, 22 and 23. Auxiliary parking will be available at the bottom of the hill (near the kiosk) and shuttle service will be provided to the top of the hill. ADA access will be limited. No buses will be permitted beyond the kiosk.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are committed to keeping our parking lot sustainable and our visitors safe. Thanks for your patience.

The Arboretum is open as usual. Click here for hours.

Please note that weather conditions can change quickly, check back or call (215) 247-5777 before heading out for a visit.

Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.

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