The 28th Annual Southern Garden Symposium & Workshops
October 14 and 15, 2016
St. Francisville, LA
The Southern Garden Symposium
Offering prestigious speakers amid gracious surroundings.
October 14 & 15, 2016
St. Francisville, Louisiana
With featured speakers like noted floral designer Mr. Ron Morgan; Ms. Andrea Wulf, authour of Founding Gardeners and The Brother Gardeners; Ms. Claudia West, co-authorof Planting in a Post-Wild World; Ms. Heidi Sheesley, owner of Treesearch Farms Nursery;and more!, no other gardening program brings together top quality speakers and historic plantation settings as well as the Southern Garden Symposium in St. Francisville, Louisiana. Known as much for its engaging social events and historic venues as for its outstandinggardening lectures and workshops, the Southern Garden Symposium - now in its 28th year - has become an annual tradition for garden enthusiasts from across the south. While the symposium’s workshops and lectures provide ideas and inspiration for the gardener, the social activities surrounding the event are classic southern elegance at its best. From the home-baked breakfast breads served in the morning, to the sumptuous fare of the evening gala and the delightfully relaxed Saturday afternoon tea, not a single detail of southern hospitality is overlooked. Located about 45 minutes north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, St. Francisville was established in 1809. Set in a unique location on a bluff of the Mississippi River and often described as a town “two miles long and two yards wide,” the quaint community offers southern hospitality, fantastic shopping, and breathtaking scenery. Symposium events are held at several historic and picturesque locations, both public and private, including Afton Villa Gardens, Rosedown Plantation, Grace Episcopal Church, Wildwood, Underwood Cottage, and more.
For complete program information and registration forms, visit
www.SouthernGardenSymposium.org; call 225-635-3738
For information regarding overnight accommodations in St. Francisville, visit www.stfrancisville.us
or call 225-635-4224, toll free at 800-789-4221.
Over the years, proceeds from the Southern Garden Symposium have funded numerous projects including scholarships in the School of Landscape Architecture at L.S.U., a revitalization project for historic Ferdinand Street in St. Francisville, sponsorship of the kitchen garden at Audubon State Historic Site (Oakley House), funding for plantings and benches at Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, and others.
Seating is limited and hotel rooms can be scarce in St. Francisville in October, so register now!