Schedule for the 2024 Plant Select Annual Conference

May 8th, 2024

The 2024 Plant Select Annual Conference will take place on Thursday, June 13, 2024 at Denver Botanic Gardens (York Street location).

Here is the schedule for the day:

8:00 am-8:30 am – Arrival and check in**

**This event is sold out, so if possible, please arrive on the early side to have plenty of time to check in and choose your seat!

8:30 am – Welcome

8:40 am – Plant Select Overview with Ross Shrigley, Executive Director of Plant Select, on the growth of Plant Select and more

9:00 am – Quick Look at Letitia Flannel Plant, a 2024 Plant Select introduction, with Panayoti Kelaidis of Denver Botanic Gardens

9:05 am –  Shrouded in Light: Naturalistic Planting Inspired by Wild Shrublands with Kevin Philip Williams and Michael Guidi of Denver Botanic Gardens

10:05 am – Break + Book Signing for “Shrouded in Light”

10:20 am – Quick Look at EVERSILVERTM Creeping Germander (Teucrium ‘Harlequin’s Silver’), a 2024 Plant Select introduction

10:25 am – Gardening in a Warmer World: Planning Now for Your Garden’s Future with David McKinney of the Iowa Arboretum and Gardens

11:30 am – Lunch + Book Signing for “Shrouded in Light”

12:45 pm – Plant Select Annual Awards celebrating the people and places that exemplify and advance the Plant Select program

1:15 pm – Quick Look at Sarada’s Greek Mountain Tea (Sideritis syriaca ‘P023S’), a 2024 Plant Select introduction, with Mike Bone of Denver Botanic Gardens

1:20 pm – Creating Inspiring Designs With Plant Select Plants with Sara A. Meier of Green Thumb SAM from Boise, Idaho

2:20 pm – Break

2:35 pm – Quick Look at Crystal FrostTM Arizona Cypress, Hesperocyparis arizonica ‘Fandango’, a 2024 Plant Select Introduction

2:40 pm – Lessons Learned from a Waterwise Landscape with Mike Lorenc of Utah’s Conservation Garden Park

3:40 pm – Closing Remarks with Ross Shrigley of Plant Select

3:50 pm – OPTIONAL: Explore Denver Botanic Gardens at your leisure

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