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PLANT-O-RAMA is Metro Hort Group’s annual Symposium, Trade Show & Jobs Fair for Horticulture Professionals. It is our largest program of the year attracting 750 - 1000 gardeners, designers, arborists, and educators working in public parks, botanical gardens, & private Edens in the New York City Tri-State region.

PLANT-O- RAMA Symposium 2024

Schedule of Events PDF HERE

Symposium, Trade Show & Jobs Fair
Tuesday, January 30, 2024
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
At Brooklyn Botanic Garden


Translating the Wild: Practical Design Strategies for Evocative Urban Landscapes
Thomas Rainer, Phyto Studio

Nature has long inspired designers but creating garden-scale replicas of natural plant communities is surprisingly hard. Landscape architect Thomas Rainer explores the best and most relevant planting strategies for today’s aesthetic and environmental challenges. Learn how Phyto Studio applies different tools of naturalistic design tradition to inform their projects.

Smart Planting Management
Claudia West, Phyto Studio
MaryKatherine Green
, Horticulturist and Land Steward

Nurturing and maintaining ecologically rich plantings should not be a nightmare! Claudia and Katie take an eye-opening deep dive into the root causes of high maintenance needs and planting instability. They discuss relevant discoveries in plant communities, link them to some of the biggest challenges professional horticulturists face, and share innovative solutions to many maintenance issues, hoping you will leave with practical thinking models and tools.

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Metro Hort Group, Inc. is an association of horticulture professionals in the New York Tri-State region. The mission of Metro Hort is to provide opportunities for horticultural education, networking and employment for the public and private sectors, with the goal of cultivating a more attractive, sustainable, and green environment.



Whiteflies damage plants by sucking out plant juices. Because large amounts of sap can be removed, primarily by the developing nymphs, heavily infested plants can be seriously weakened and grow poorly. Leaves often turn yellow, appear dry and drop prematurely. 

Inspect plants regularly, and remove by hand older leaves that are heavily infested with whiteflies in the nonmobile nymphal and pupal stages. Learn more HERE