The Woody Plant Conference was created to educate, prompt, and stimulate conversation about woody plants in our landscapes among nursery and garden center personnel, landscape designers, horticulturists, and keen gardeners. Each year the committee chooses experienced, knowledgeable speakers to share their interest and knowledge of woody plants. This course is one topic at the Conference, providing historical context for many of the plants currently in use by professional designers and home gardeners alike.
The committee attempts to create a balanced conference offering by selecting lectures for all members of our audience. They strive to effectively address commercial/retail issues, take an in-depth look at specific genera of woody plants, explore how to use woody plants in the landscape, as well as practical issues like pest and disease management.
The Woody Plant Conference provides a great opportunity to learn about the latest trends and concerns about woody plants as well as an opportunity to meet other woody plant advocates and share experiences.
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
Discover the influence Chinese plants
Learn how European missionaries introduced many cultivars to the west
Add a new dimension to plant appreciation by understanding the people who drove plant introductions
Longwood Gardens Continuing Education