2023 Southern Garden Symposium: Press Release
“Learn from prestigious speakers amid gracious surroundings.”
October 20 & 21, 2023
St. Francisville, Louisiana
Welcoming speakers including nationally known horticulturist Rebecca McMackin, preeminent landscape designer Gary W. Smith, and former Director of Meadowbrook Farm in Jenkstown, Pennsylvania, Jenny Rose Carey in 2023, no event on the Southern gardening calendar attracts a more extensive roster of recognized experts to historic settings quite like the Southern Garden Symposium in St. Francisville, Louisiana. Celebrated as much for its engaging social events and historic venues as for its outstanding program of garden lectures and workshops, the Southern Garden Symposium - now in its 35th year - has become an annual tradition for garden enthusiasts from across the Gulf South.
The 2023 symposium gets underway with a series of workshops commencing at 9:30 am on Friday, October 20 at various locations throughout the historic Mississippi River town. Attendees may choose to attend any two of the following:
On Friday evening, a highlight of the symposium weekend is the traditional cocktail party to honor participating speakers. Taking place at Grace Episcopal Church this year, the event promises sumptuous fare, generous refreshments, and opportunities to engage with speakers and garden enthusiasts in one of the Felicianas’ most atmospheric historic settings.
On Saturday, the symposium’s lecture program will begin at 8:30 am at the Ridgecrest Event Center on the grounds of The Myrtles Historic Inn. Topics will include:
The Southern Garden Symposium welcomes groups and individuals to experience an enlightened weekend program of education and celebration at the height of fall in historic St. Francisville. For registration information, visit www.SouthernGardenSymposium.org; call 225-635-3738 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For information regarding overnight accommodations in St. Francisville, visit www.stfrancisville.us or call 225-635-4224 or toll free, 800-789-4221.
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August 1, 2023
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