*9:15 a.m. and 2 p.m. Keynote Talk by Dan Hinkley
“Sensational, Safe, Sustainable: Good Plants for a Good Zone 6.” Acclaimed plant explorer Dan Hinkley examines garden-worthy plants that don’t escape garden boundaries and wisely use resources. Dan last spoke at Plant-O-Rama in 1998—11 years later he offers an update on how to surround ourselves with inspired landscapes.
*1 – 2 p.m. Keynote talk by Ken Druse
“Secrets Revealed! Planthropology: the Myths, Mysteries and Miracles of Our Garden Favorites,” In a wide-ranging talk based on his new book, Ken Druse describes explorers past and present racing across the globe like Indiana Jones in search of rare specimens; the dynamics of fragrant plants and memory; how plants in art initiated a social movement; and plant patterns that mimic seashells and the stars of the Milky Way.
The symposium is free for Metro Hort Group members, BBG staff, and BBG volunteers; all others $40 at door. Symposium events take place in the BBG auditorium. No preregistration is necessary, but seating is first come and limited to 300 per talk. For additional information and a full schedule of Plant-O-Rama events, please call 718-623-7298 or visit bbg.org/plant-o-rama