Plant-O-Rama 2020


Sponsored By: Metro Hort Group


SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
24thannual Plant-O-Rama at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Plant-O-Rama is a multi-faceted 1-day event for horticultural professionals and garden designers at all levels. Symposium, Trade Show, Jobs Fair, Breakout Sessions, and garden walks in BBG’s plant collections (weather permitting).

(Morning & Afternoon Sessions in BBG’s Auditorium) – Online Registration open now

Featured Speakers:
Tree Jazz
William Bryant Logan

Planting trees is one of the best ways to mitigate climate change, but we need to stop treating trees as furniture and decoration and think about them as living beings with personal pronouns. Like in jazz music with just a few notes to make an infinite number of melodies, trees with just 3 organs are able to create infinite forms. In his talk, Bill reminds us to have “real” relationships with our trees on city streets and in gardens we design and maintain. He examines tree architecture, resilience, and life cycle and what that means for pruning and care.

Bill Logan is a practicing New York arborist and the author of four acclaimed books: Dirt, Oak, Air, and the most recent, Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees.

Rebecca McMackin
Lessons in Built Ecology

Rebecca is Director of Horticulture at Brooklyn Bridge Park, now 10 years old. Designed by Michael Van Valkenburg Associates with ecology in mind, its woodlands, freshwater wetland, salt marshes, and meadows echo native ecosystems and bring nature home to a densely populated urban environment. Rebecca offers ecological strategies and management techniques for attracting and living in harmony with birds, bees, and beneficial wildlife, based on her hands-on urban park experiences.

In addition to directing and managing horticulture at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Rebecca McMackin sits on the board of the Ecological Landscape Alliance, is an ISA-certified arborist and a NOFA-accredited organic landscape professional. She is the current vice president of Metro Hort Group.

Become a 2020 Plant-O-Rama sponsor!
Sponsors from January 2019 Plant-O-Rama are listed in the sidebar. Please join us as we build our sponsor group for 2020
Click here for Sponsorship Opportunities.

TRADE SHOW (in BBG’s Palm House)

A horticultural trade show in the beautiful glass Palm House accommodates 40 vendors (wholesale and retail nurseries, growers, pottery merchants, and suppliers of horticultural hard goods).
Click here for Trade Show Exhibitor Reservation form.

JOBS FAIR (in BBG’s Steinhardt Conservatory)

A marketplace of 35-40 horticultural businesses, civic organizations and nonprofits offering job opportunities for the 2020 garden season.
Click here for Jobs Fair Exhibitor Reservation form.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS (in BBG’s Steinberg Visitor Center)
These sessions are planned and in formation:

  • New Books from Regional Garden Communicators
  • Inside Out: The New Houseplant Revolution
  • Starting a Garden Business for Next-Gens
  • Tree Walks at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • Marketplace: New Plants & Horticultural Products

Bob Hyland, Plant-O-Rama manager
518.929.0699 voice/text