Sponsored By: Metro Hort Group


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
Katie 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.

In-Person at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Tuesday, January 30, 2024
9:00 am - 4:00 pm; Speakers, Panel Discussions, Trade Show & Jobs Fair

$45 ticket for morning speaker sessions, $45 ticket for afternoon speaker sessions. $75 for both morning and afternoon sessions. Recordings of sessions only for $45. No refunds.

Ticket Sales begin December 1, 2023

FREE admission to Trade Show, Jobs Fair, Guided Walks, & Closing Party. No ticket required.

Metro Hort offers and welcomes sponsorships at a variety of levels to help underwrite speakers, rentals, facility, and food costs for Plant-O-Rama.
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TRADE SHOW, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
40 exhibitors in the BBG Palm House; wholesale & retail nurseries, pottery merchants, horticultural suppliers, and arborists.
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JOBS FAIR, 10:00 am –1:00 pm
35 organizations in the BBG Steinhardt Conservatory lower level recruiting employees and offering seasonal internships.
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USED GARDEN BOOK SALE, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
BBG Administration Building Rotunda

BBG GUIDED TOURS, 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm
Outdoor Plant Collections & Steinhardt Conservatory pavilions.

BBG Visitor Center Atrium
Grab 'N Go lunches available for purchase. Join these informal group discussions and roundtables.

Seed Swap, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Climate Change Discussion Groups, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Native Plants Show ’N Tell, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CLOSING PARTY, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
BBG Palm House, end-of-day happy hour.

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PLANT-O- RAMA Symposium 2024 Info HERE