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GWA Meeting at Chicago Flower & Garden Show hosted by Region V

The show’s 20-plus gardens will draw inspiration from the art world as they present, “The Art of Gardening.” Local garden designers and contractors will present ideas and concepts that can make you the envy of your neighborhood! Get Inspired, Get Educated, Get Motivated. Visit chicagoflower.com for more information.

Program Agenda

8:00 to 11:00AM: Check in - FGS Press Room (TBA), Navy Pier. Regisration and continental breakfast, hosted by Chicago Flower & Garden Show. Explore and photograph the show on your own before the crowds arrive. (Show opens to the public at 10am)

11:00AM: Welcome - Tony Abruscato, Chicago Flower & Garden Show director

11:15AM: Live Soil & the Creation of Gardens - Terry Guen, Landscape Architect at Terry Guen Design Associates, Inc.

12:00PM: Lunch with time for networking - sponsored by the Chicago Flower & Garden Show

12:00PM: GWA Region V Business Meeting

12:30PM: PechaKucha-Style Presentation - staff at Cantigny Gardens

1:00PM: Finding and Incorporating Locally Grown Natives - Heather Prince or Carol Massat with The Growing Place and possibly representatives from Midwest Groundcovers.

  • Kyle Lambert - Perennial and Rose Manager at The Growing Place
  • Trish Beckjord – speaking on our Natural Garden Natives and native program in general
  • Roy Diblik – Northwind Perennial Farm / Plantsman & Designer
  • Jennifer Davit – Director, Lurie Garden at Millennium Park
  • Christa Orum-Keller – VP & Owner, Midwest Groundcovers

1:45PM: Door prize drawings

2:00PM: Guided tour of show floor with FGS creative director or return to show floor as desired.


About the Presentations:

Terry Guen, Landscape Architect at Terry Guen Design Associates, Inc.
TGDA’s recent Chicago projects include landscape design and construction review for Chicago’s Lakefront Millennium Park, including the Columbus Drive Pedestrian Bridge, and the Lurie Garden, the South Lakeshore Drive Reconstruction Project - Jackson Park, the North Avenue Beach Park, and DuSable Harbor Park.

PechaKucha - Style Presentation by staff at Cantigny Gardens
Enjoy a series of dynamic, rapid-fire presentations about Cantigny Gardens with Direcor of Horticulture Joy Kaminsky, Horticulture Manager Craig Kruckenberg and Idea Garden Curator Liz Omura.

Finding and Incorporating Locally Grown Natives
Heather Prince or Carol Massat with The Growing Place and possibly representatives from Midwest Groundcovers.

 

*Cancellations must be received in writing on or before the due date.

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