Annual Meeting - Program Schedule
Meeting Program Flyer
The 2011 GWA Symposium was held in Indianapolis, IN!
This year’s symposium was atThe Crossroads of America, Indianapolis, IN. Our meeting will be located at the Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis.
Thursday, August 25
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pre-Symposium Writing Workshop ($110)
(Continues Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
Telling Stories From The Garden: The Power of Narrative
Every garden – and gardener – has a story. It’s up to you, the writer, to unearth it and tell it in a compelling way. In this two-day, hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to bring your stories to life using novelistic techniques such as foreshadowing, setting scenes, creating mood and developing themes – how to structure true stories and take advantage of details, description and dialogue.
Irene Virag and Harvey Aronson, both noted writers and editors, will help you discover how narrative drive can make your writing blossom. They’ll do this with writing exercises, on-the-spot editing and feedback as well as discussion and Q&A sessions. They’ll show you how to find stories that cover the “how-to” and touch the heart as well.
This is a writing workshop – so please come prepared to write. There’ll be homework – you’ll be expected to complete one of the writing exercises on your own time Thursday night to submit the next day.
After the GWA symposium closes, Irene and Harvey will send you a written critique and an edited version of your work.
What you should bring:
*A laptop, if possible
*A notebook and pen
*A photo of your garden and/or a photo of you in your garden
*A photo of a plant you love or hate
Irene is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who left the newsroom for garden writing and whose work has been honored with GWA Gold Awards in both the newspaper and magazine categories and by the American Horticultural Society, the Newswomen’s Club of New York and the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Harvey is the author of seven books – both fiction and non-fiction – and an award-winning columnist, editor and writing coach. Together, they teach narrative journalism and magazine writing in the School of Journalism at Stony Brook University.
Friday, August 26
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Trade Show Move-in, Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pre-Symposium Writing Workshop (cont.)
11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Conference Registration Opens
Refreshments sponsored by Direct Gardening Association (www.directgardeningassociation.com); water bottles sponsored by Briggs Plant Propagators (www.briggsnursery.com); name badge holders sponsored by Osmocote Plant Food (www.plantersplace.com) and registration bags co-sponsored by Encore Azalea and Southern Living Plant Collection (www.plantdevelopment.com).
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Regional Meetings
Join your Regional and National Directors and other regional members to discuss current GWA events and to find out what is happening in your region.
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. First-Timer & Mentor Reception
(1st Time Meeting Attendees Only)
The GWA Annual Symposium is an extremely busy event and having a mentor can be very helpful if this is your 1st time attending. Come meet some long-time GWA symposia attendees who can give you pointers on how to maximize your meeting experience and opportunities.
3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Garden Products Information Exhibit Opens
With over 80 booths, the 2011 Garden Products Information Exhibit will be the perfect opportunity to learn about new products and to network with new and old friends. Also, stop by the Garden Writers Association Foundation booth to learn more about the spectacular prize drawings. Camera sponsored by The Davey Tree Expert Company (www.davey.com) and iPad sponsored by the Indianapolis Museum of Art Horticultural Society (www.imahortsoc.org/).
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Reception in Exhibit Hall
The exhibit reception will offer a wine and beer bar.
7:30 p.m. Exhibit Closes; Dinner on your own
Saturday, August 27
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast @ Hyatt Regency
Sustainability: Keeping Our Feet on the Ground
More than a year into its sustainability program, ScottsMiracle-Gro is sharing the scorecard to-date, current plans underway and next steps. Learn what the company’s learned on the path to green products, how they are exploring new technologies for the gardening category and what progress has been made. Presenter: Jeff Garascia, Senior Vice President of Research & Development, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. (www.scotts.com).
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Keynote Presentation xq
Education of a Sustainable Garden Writer
During his extensive career covering some of the world's most beautiful landscapes as an editor at both House & Garden magazine and Domino magazine, and later as a contributor to the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, Stephen Orr has been on a personal journey to discover what "sustainable gardening" means to him and his readers.
His own understanding of sustainable design has evolved since a period when almost no magazine editors believed that gardens should be a part of an interconnected whole with the surrounding environment - with an eye toward water usage, local ecology and preservation of resources.
In his keynote presentation to Garden Writers, Orr will discuss his own experience with gardening sustainability, the challenge to gardening communicators and journalists who cover the subject and share his forecast of how gardens of the future will change and respond to environmental concerns of their owners. Orr's lecture will feature images and ideas explored in his new book, Tomorrow's Garden: Design and Inspiration for a New Age of Sustainable Gardening (Rodale, 2011). A book signing will follow his keynote presentation. Presenter: Stephen Orr, Editorial Director of gardens for Martha Stewart Omnimedia.
9:00 a.m. Coffee Break
9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Business of Speaking
Join this panel for topics that include contracts, speaking fees, attracting new clients, alternative venues and using speaking to generate other income streams. The group will discuss promotion, problem-solving and possible advantages of non-paying appearances. Panelists: C.L. Fornari, GardenLady.com, Kirk Brown, Joanne Kostecky Garden Design, Inc.; and Colleen Plimpton, Morning Glory Gardens.
Writers and Garden Centers as Collaborators
This session will introduce garden communicators to new ways they can generate income by teaming up with independent garden centers in their own backyard. The panel discussion will use a case study of an integrated marketing campaign that was conducted by Altum's Garden Center in Zionsville, Indiana, earlier this year. See specific examples from the social media campaign (including Facebook, e-newsletters, online coupons and more) and hear from three experts about how this initiative paid off. Learn how to use your own social media skills to share expertise with garden centers who may need to outsource their important marketing efforts to you -- all to attract, inform and inspire new customers.
Panelist Kyle Lacy (www.kylelacy.com) is the author of Twitter Marketing for Dummies and Branding Yourself: How to Use Social Media to Invent or Reinvent Yourself. He will be signing books immediately after this presentation. Panelists: Clint Albin, IGC Show; Kyle Lacey, Mindframe; and Dana Altum, Altums Garden Center.
Let’s Talk Plants
Join Melinda and Nicholas as they interview a series of guests about new plant introductions for 2011-2012. This lively presentation in a talk-show format will be quick-paced in order to showcase as many new plants as possible in the time allowed. Learn about the hottest new plants you'll be able to write about this season and next. The guests will discuss regional appropriateness, best attributes, and commercial viability of each plant. You'll love this marathon of exciting new plants. Panelists: Melinda Myers, Freelance and Nicholas Staddon, Monrovia.
11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Connecting the Dots
A blueprint to take your work from column, essay or article to books to market. Connecting the dots in today's world is a matter of electronic media savvy, old school networking and hard work. Get a reputation for delivering a fun and informative lectures and content. Presenter: Patricia Lanza, The Potager/Lasagna Gardening.
Tools and Techniques for Effective Online Videos
Kevin Gragg will pull from the bag of tricks that he has collected over the last 22 years of producing videos to provide tips on how garden communicators can produce beautiful, effective videos quickly and with budget appropriate equipment. Presenter: Kevin Gragg, Oklahoma Gardening Television.
Hidden Landscape Treasures of Indiana
Indiana’s historic landscapes embody the unseen beauty around us. They include our parks, boulevards and cemeteries, as well as the estate gardens of Hoosier industrialists. Many of these culturally significant landscapes are on the National Register of Historic Places, or are even National Historic Landmarks, because of their design, views, plants or other important attributes. Presenter: Mark Zelonis, Indianapolis Museum of Art, will lead a virtual tour of the state’s horticultural riches.
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Northside Story Tour & Lunch
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Join the GWA tour of a variety of several private gardens located in Northern Indianapolis. Be a part of the exclusive peek at some of the most famous and guarded gardens of Indianapolis. Take a stroll through the garden of Dr. Gilbert & Emily Daniels who have created a private retreat filled with both the best and the unusual. Sit on an original Jens Jensen limestone council ring and enjoy a beautiful view of the pond filled with lilies and koi. This garden has everything – trees, shrubs, perennials, vines, natives and plants from across the world.
The garden of Dr. Robert and Jennifer Sloan has a story that you cannot make up. After purchasing the “secret garden” located on the adjacent property from their home, they got more than they imagined. Hidden beneath the woody weeds, fill dirt and years of neglect was an intact Jens Jensen garden. GWA will see the garden in its third year of restoration.
Then visit the garden of Melissa and Daniel Daum. Mature trees are supplemented with younger specimens to create a garden filled with color and texture. Melissa is not afraid to buy small plants to grow while at the same time adding some large specimens to give a more mature effect.
Tucked away on a small, quiet street, the garden of Raymond Leppard and Jack Bloom is a peaceful oasis. Limited planting near the home leads to a beautifully built stone water feature that looks purely natural. Behind it, a small prairie style planting with trails is home to numerous bird and insect populations.
4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Final Exhibition Period
Don’t miss the final exhibition period to continue to network and learn about new and exciting products.
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Reception in Exhibit Hall
The exhibit reception will offer a wine and beer bar.
7:30 p.m. Exhibit Closes; Dinner on your own
Sunday, August 28
6:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Early Morning Photo Shoot Departs for Arts & Parks Tour
(Participants Must Register in Advance)
8:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Arts + Parks Story Tour with Breakfast & Lunch
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The Arts + Parks Tour will encompass two of Indianapolis’ finest public gardens. The Indianapolis Museum of Art is unique among museums because, not only does it have a stellar art collection, it is blessed with 152 acres of gardens and grounds. While you are encouraged to visit the art inside while you’re there, GWA will concentrate on the outdoor art of gardening. (www.imamuseum.org)
The main campus has a great variety of planting situations from woodland gardens to a handicap accessible garden to a nearly one-acre green roof planted with red maples, shrubs and perennials in addition to turf. Large containers can be found around a grand fountain in the very front of the building.
After traversing the main campus, visit the Oldfields-Lilly House. The house is a National Historic Landmark, one of the few intact Country Place Era estates in the Midwest. Designed in the early 1900s by Percival Gallagher of the Olmsted Brothers firm, the property includes a one-acre naturalistic ravine garden, two large strolling gardens, a formal garden and a majestic tree-lined allee.
Finally, make your way toward 100 Acres, a combination of Nature’s design and artists’ designs inspired by nature. In only its second year of opening, the park has 11 commissioned site-specific works of art. A decade of reclaiming the severely disturbed acreage has meant removal of thousands of invasive exotic plants. Last year, a large amount of Indiana natives were planted in a years-long process of replacing those invasives.
Our second visit will be historic Garfield Park. The Sunken Garden was dedicated and opened to the public on Oct. 29, 1916, and the original Conservatory was designed and built in 1914! GWA will be concentrating on the Conservatory, the Sunken Gardens and the Children’s Gardens. (www.garfieldgardenconservatory.org)
Garfield Park Conservatory is located within the 136-acre park, on Indianapolis' near south side. The facility is open to the public and offers workshops, gardening demonstrations, youth education and guest lecturers on horticulture and landscaping. The conservatory features special exhibits throughout the year, including holiday poinsettias, fall mums and the spring bulb show!
The Sunken Garden includes three acres of European classical formal gardens. The garden's graceful historic fountains, paved walkways and benches throughout the landscape make it a gorgeous and relaxing retreat from city life. Breakfast sponsored by Fiskars (www.fiskars.com) and lunch sponsored by GMC (www.gmc.com).
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Meet the Editor
The traditional print glossy is undergoing major changes in how it delivers "content" to readers. Stephen Orr is at the forefront of these industry changes. With the continuing goal of delivering useful, inspiring and informative gardening editorial to Martha Stewart Living magazine's audiences, Orr and his colleagues rely on multiple media platforms and new technology. Learn how MSL's innovations are enhancing the magazine-subscriber relationship and hear from Orr about how you can change your communications strategy to reach your own audience. He will also showcase the various ways gardening articles are tailored for web, digital and mobile technologies. The presentation will conclude with a Q&A. Presenter: Stephen Orr, Editorial Director of gardens for Martha Stewart Omnimedia.
Bridging the Gap: How to Bring Traditional and New Media Together to Make Money
There are two basic ways to enter the world of garden writing: traditional print or digital media. This training shows how to use both traditional and new media channels to grow your business. You’ll learn a five-step process for navigating the new world of writing and publishing. Be sure to bring your laptop or pen and paper. Panelists: Jean Ann Van Krevelen, White Willow Media and Jodi Torpey, WesternGardeners.com.
The Benefits of Beneficials
Jessica presents groundbreaking research regarding the intricate connection between plants and insects. She introduces over a dozen species of beneficial insects found in backyards. Learn to understand the garden’s cycle of predator and prey and how to use it to your advantage. Participants leave knowing how to attract beneficials to the garden through the plantings and insectary borders. Presenter: Jessica Walliser, The Organic Gardeners.
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Harvesting a Fresh Crop of Print Assignments
This session provides an overview of current print market conditions; calendar considerations when pitching; approaching new editors with pitches; and ways to mine new print markets by readership category. The session also covers a methodical geographical approach to new markets and a look at maximizing book-related magazine and newspaper coverage. Presenter: Nan Chase, Freelance Writer.
Tech Report for Garden Communicators:
Meet Tools and Technology that Will Work for You
Learn how one writer uses technology tools to organize projects and her home office business. Database tools like Bento and FileMaker, with predetermined templates, make it simple to track the plants in one's garden, or any other inventory need, such as resources for future articles. Project management tools like MindManager help track complicated projects, like writing a new book, from start to finish. The dynamic nature of these kinds of tools make it simple to rearrange priorities quickly, much more creative than a "to-do" list or a static outline. Calendars and "To Do" lists now work on both your at home computer and your smart phone or a tablet such as the iPad, helping you to keep track of your life no matter where you find yourself. And learn the reasons why Apple's iPhoto is the simplest way for you non-professional photographers to organize the thousands of photos you collect. Presenter: Carol Moholt, The Bay Area Gardener.
Chic Plants for Hip Gardeners
Gardeners need chic, sustainable, thriving plants for modern lifestyles. Plants are the very essence of fashionable gardening. Gardeners need to know the basics of gardening as well as the opportunity to craft landscapes that are uniquely their own. Let’s help our readers demystify the intimidation of new things and talk about plants on their merits. Plantsman Kelly Norris will take the audience on a journey through a world of hot, functional and head-turning plants for modern gardens—unusual, new, plus a few tried and true. Presenter: Kelly Norris, Rainbow Iris Farm/Gardens by Kelly Productions.
3:30 p.m. Coffee Break
Break Sponsored by All American Daylily Selections (www.allamericandaylilies.com).
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Follow the Lead
Powerful lead sentences are clear markers along the reading journey. These signposts occur at the crossroads where readers want to know which way is this story heading? This lecture will offer invaluable tips to strengthen your writing guideposts, including leads, opening paragrphas and transitions. Presenter: Mary-Kate Mackey, writer/adjunct professor.
Past, Present, Future: EBook Publishing
This session is an Ebook publishing overview of what tools are currently available to writers and a discussion of the pros/cons of each format and distribution system. Also, Kathy will delve further into the marketing and PR aspects of E-publishing. Presenter: Kathy Jentz, Washington Gardener Magazine.
Sustainable Practices Panel
Join this panel for a look at the many facets of sustainable landscapes and gardening. Learn about the way Americans are interacting with their lawns to make highly visible changes through the use of several sustainable practices such as rain gardens to ameliorate storm-water runoff and contamination of water by pesticides and fertilizers.
As professional designers, we set trends and influence what is accepted by the gardening & non-gardening public. In our work we can demonstrate that well-designed “sustainable landscapes” - whether “natural”, contemporary, or more traditional - are not only beautiful but also solve problems and provide additional benefits.
With the incorporation of holistic principles and sustainable design, a landscape can increase in beauty and value over time while requiring fewer resources and can become a living, vital part of the natural ecosystem. Panelists: Marietta Loehrlein, Western Illinois University Professor and Sabrena Schweyer, Salsbury-Schweyer, Inc.
7:30 p.m. Dinner on your own
Monday, August 29
6:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast & GWA Annual Business Meeting
Join us for breakfast at the Hyatt and the GWA business meeting. Hear the annual report from the Board of Directors. Also, hear about next year’s symposium plans in Tucson, Arizona!
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Westside Story Tour & Lunch
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The final day of programmed scheduled tours will include a variety of sites from public to private and even retail! The first stop is the Slow Food Garden at White River State Park which is a 6,000 sq.ft. garden located at the foot of the State Museum Lawn. The purpose of the garden is to encourage and inform the public of working an urban vegetable farm. The garden includes rare and under-represented crops on display to increase their marketability.
Next, visit the Eastman Lilly House and its two neighboring garden properties. The Eastman Lilly House is the home of Dick Butler and Dr. Jaime Street. The gardens associated with the home have never been on a public tour! This house is significant because it is one of the first built in its neighborhood and is associated with two prominent Indianapolis figures, Dr. Joseph Eastman (an internationally known surgeon) and Josiah K. Lilly (of the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Company). Altered from its original design, it is still a good example of the Colonial Revival style popular in the late 19th century.
With five acres of display gardens and a retail shop with excellent tree, shrub, perennial, and annual selections, the stop at Avon Gardens will be one you won’t want to miss. Owner Karen Robbins designs the gardens to both inspire and educate visitors. You can actually see mature plants growing in mature gardens so you really know their full capacity to perform in a landscape. And, right next to some of those mature plants will be a young new cultivar being trialed for its hardiness under the sometimes harsh Indiana growing conditions.
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
New Rules of Collaboration
It’s no secret that the way books are authored and published is changing. When first-time authors Susan Morrison and Rebecca Sweet teamed up, they realized the only way to meet their deadline was to create a definition of collaboration that worked for them. That meant figuring out how to divide up the work, tapping into their personal and social networks for content contributors and starting their promotional strategy before they’d even written the first chapter. Panelists: Rebecca Sweet, Harmony in the Garden and Susan Morrison, Creative Exteriors Landscape Design.
A Garden Photo Database
A lost photo, one you cannot find, is lost revenue. Catriona will review structuring a garden photo database that has the power to find photographs based on cross-referencing so important aspects of photographs are catalogued. She will demonstrate how this custom-made database makes it easy and efficient to respond effectively to photo requests from editors. Presenter: Catriona Tudor Erler, Freelance author, photographer and speaker.
Prickly Plants with Punch
Most ornamentals are grown for their flowers, but there is a subgroup of great architectural interest: plants with wicked spines. These plants may be awkward to handle and rather unfriendly to visitors, but often have stark beauty that contrasts with the lushness of other plants. The presentation will include trees, shrubs, perennials, biennials and more. Presenter: Larry Hodgson, HortiCom, Inc.
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
A Self-Publishing Saga with a Happy Ending
The value of face-to-face communication in the facebook and twitter era is lost. Or is it? Two garden writers – two time zones and two generations apart - met at a GWA regional meeting two years ago. Now they have a book, a web site and a newly-launched “No GuffTM” gardening movement, shared with the whole wide world. They will discuss the recent publication of their new book. Panelists: Donna Balzer, Donna Balzer Consulting and Steven Biggs, Freelance.
Is the garden blogging path the right path for you to take toward opportunities in garden writing and speaking? Learn about the different experiences of three garden bloggers and the opportunities garden blogging created for them. They'll share how and why they started garden blogs, where this path has led them and tips for others who hope to use a blog to advance their careers. Panelists: Mary Ann Newcomer, www.gardensofthewildwildwest.com, Carol Michel, www.maydreamsgardens.com and Dee Nash, www.reddirtramblings.com.
This presentation will highlight new, cutting-edge annuals and ways to "repurpose" some old favorites in ways that will help the gardener not only be successful, but display artistic and colorful gardens. Learn how to help the gardener make wise choices in those impulse buys in the garden shop by teaching them where those plants thrive and what will keep them going all season. This presentation will also cover the top varieties and their performance under minimum maintenance standards. Also discussed will be the importance of using trials in order to make recommendations for various locations. Panelists: Barbara Wise, Southern Land Company and Pamela Bennett, Ohio State University Extension.
4:00 p.m. Coffee Break
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Evaluating Garden Products in the Organic Marketplace
Get the "certified organic" scoop straight from the source. This presentation from the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) explores the criteria used to evaluate garden products and explains how the National Organic standards are developed and changed. An overview of the National Organics Standards Board structure and petition process, as well as the relationship between OMRI and the organic certification process, will be covered.
Garden Writers will also learn how to identify products for organic use and where to find accurate information to share with their audiences. The presentation will explain the US organic rules and where these products fit into the certification process. Finally, you'll see a demonstration of OMRI's Lists and free website service to find out whether a product is listed, or to learn more about allowed materials.
Presented by an Organic Materials Review Institute representative, OMRI is a nonprofit organization that is accredited under the ISO-65 international accreditation program to review products for organic use. For more information, visit: www.omri.org. Presenter: Peggy Miars, Executive Director/CEO of Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI)
Evidence-based Garden Information
Good garden writers want the latest plant and soil science information to pass on to their readers, but how to tell what’s science – and what’s pseudoscience? This seminar will provide nonscientists with some guidelines for evaluating articles, books, and electronic resources objectively. We’ll then use those guidelines to evaluate information on several products and practices of interest to gardeners everywhere. Presenter: Linda Chalker-Scott, Washington State University.
Behind-the-Scenes in New Plant Introductions
Every year, dozens of “new and improved” plants are put on the market offering new colors, unusual foliage, increased vigor, repeat blooming, and other improvements. In this presentation, go behind-the-scenes of the world of plant introductions from two perspectives. Presenter: Geri Laufer, Freelance.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Awards Reception and Banquet
The Hyatt is the perfect setting for the 2011 Garden Media Awards presentation and Honors Ceremony. Join us for an evening of networking, friendship, and celebration as we congratulate and honor our colleagues. Banquet wine sponsored by Proven Winners ColorChoice (www.provenwinners.com).
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Karaoke
Come sing and dance at the final get-together.
Tuesday, August 30
OPTIONAL BUS TOUR:
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8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Circle City Optional Tour & Lunch ($40)
The GWA local committee of Indianapolis is offering an optional tour following the symposium. The tour tentatively encompasses the White River Gardens, Indianapolis Zoo and private area gardens.
White River Gardens opened in 1999 and is part of the Indianapolis Zoo. (www.indianapoliszoo.com) The outside gardens are named for the DeHaan Family Foundation. The DeHaan Tiergarten, or animal park, honors the family origin as well as the relationship of the Gardens with the Zoo. The gardens consist of 5 elements: design, shade, sun, meandering trails and a wedding garden.
The glass-enclosed Hilbert Conservatory is located within the site. The conservatory has a visible shape, which complements the downtown skyline. Inside discover exotic vegetation and plantscapes in the tropical environment.
Since opening in 1964, the Indianapolis Zoo located in downtown Indianapolis has grown into a world-class facility hosting one million visitors each year and playing a major role in worldwide conservation and research, including accomplishing the world’s first successful artificial insemination of an African elephant. The zoo was designed using the concept of biomes, or habitats, in which animals live, allowing visitors to see animals in simulated natural environments. The habitat collections continued to evolve into a Botanical Collection with thousands of accessioned specimens. In 1995, the zoo became the nation's first institution to be accredited in three disciplines — botanical garden, zoo and aquarium.
GWA will also visit the Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial. Dedicated on Memorial Day 1999, this one-acre site honors recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor from the Civil War to the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. This multi-award winning design was an American Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award winner in 2001.
Along with White River Gardens, the Indianapolis Zoo and the Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial, take part in the tour of several area private gardens. Each garden has a unique experience to offer and a lifetime of memories to carry with you from each location. Garden styles will range from prairie-esque to tropicalissmo.
Program subject to change.
For the latest information on the GWA Annual Symposium or to register online, visit the website. www.gardenwriters.org