Horticulture Symposium: Designing with Native Plants

The Toby
Cost TBD

Featured Speakers

Dr. Douglas W. Tallamy, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware. Winner of Silver Medal from Garden Writer’s Association for his book, Bringing Nature Home.
Dr. Tallamy will present two lectures. The keynote talk, The Living Landscape, will show gardeners how to create a landscape that is full of life by designing a beautiful home garden full of bio-diversity. He’ll point out the role of plants in providing berries and fruits for birds, food for insects, and places for bees to pollinate.

His second talk, Building Pollinator Populations at Home, will discuss the important ecological roles of the thousands of species of moth and butterfly pollinators, and point out the plants required to support their populations in our landscapes.

Kevin M. Tungesvick, Restoration Ecologist, Spence Restoration Nursery - Anderson, Indiana. Former VP of the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society.
Tungesvick’s talk, Native Plants from Around Indiana, will feature interesting and sometimes little-known species of native flora that provide a wealth of benefits in addition to their beauty.

Jim McCormac, Avian Education Specialist, Biologist, and Naturalist for the Ohio Division of Wildlife. Award-winning birder and photographer. Author of several books and numerous articles on birding, conservation, and nature.
McCormac’s talk, For the Birds, will concentrate on what bird species are attracted to the home landscape, and which plants are most likely to give them the most benefit of shelter and food.

Irvin Etienne, Horticultural Display Coordinator, Indianapolis Museum of Art. Nationally recognized expert on herbaceous plants and garden design. Award-winning garden communicator.
Etienne’s talk, Nativars - Strangers in a Strange Land, will cover the interesting new controversial question of using cultivated varieties of our native plants in the landscape.

Presented by the Environmental & Historic Preservation Division with added support provided by the IMA Horticultural Society.

Online registration coming soon!

Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN