Program Agenda

8:00 Registration opens; refreshments served.

Art Wolk, Author, Voorhees, NJ
Bulb Forcing for Beginners & the Seriously Smitten



10:30 Mark Hirsch, Photojournalist, Platteville, WI
Keynote Presentation: That Tree
12:00 Lunch

James Gagliardi, Horticulturist, Smithsonian Gardens, Washington, DC
Creating Seasonal Interest for Winter Gardens

2:15 Amy Sampson, Owner, AES Landscape Design & Consultation, Cheshire, CT
Residential Landscape Design Principles


3:30 Russ Cohen, Professional Environmentalist & Wild Foods Enthusiast, Arlington, MA
Edible Native Plants for Your Landscape
4:30 Adjournment

A Conference for the Home Gardener

March 19, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Lewis B. Rome Commons
University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut

Register Online » Download Mail-in Registration

The Garden Conference offers exciting educational opportunities for home gardeners at all interest levels - from the casual gardener to the garden enthusiast to the Advanced Master Gardener. It also gives you an opportunity to hear and talk to nationally renowned authorities on various aspects of garden design, maintenance, and plant selection.

Early registration fee is $90 per person if postmarked on or before March 12th. The fee is $100 per person if postmarked after March 12th or for walk-ins. Student registration is $25 with valid school ID. Registration Discount! Save $20 per person if registering groups of 3 or more together.

If you have questions about the conference, please contact Joan Allen at (860) 486-6740 or email: