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Plant-O-Rama (Save the Date!)

A Symposium, Trade Show & Jobs Fair for Horticulture Professionals

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Save the Date!
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Town and Gardens, Ltd
Town and Gardens, Ltd

Atlantic Nurseries
New Moon Nursery
Platinum Sponsors

Blondie’s Treehouse, Inc.
Cavano’s Perennials, Inc.
Green Mountain Energy
Urban Garden Center
Gold Sponsors

Bartlett Tree Experts
Landcraft Environments
Bronze Sponsors

Heritage Radio Network
Heritage Radio Network

Bronx Brewery
Martha Clara Vineyards
The Bronx Brewery

Here’s the NEW flyer:
Keynote Speaker
Roy Diblik, Top 40 Perennials for Urban Environments
Co-owner, Northwind Perennial Farm, Burlington, WI
Author of The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden, Timber Press 2014
Roy Dibliks
Noted plantsman and designer Roy Diblik specializes in highly aesthetic, ecologically directed, and emotionally charged plantings for all seasons, while reducing maintenance through design. He is widely recognized as the plantsman behind Piet Oudolf’s midwestern garden designs, including the Lurie Garden at Millennium Park in Chicago. In his talk, Roy showcases his top perennial picks for urban gardens, parks, and landscapes.

The SYMPOSIUM includes screenings of the acclaimed documentary Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf, with an introduction by director Tom Piper. In this moving documentary, landscape designer Piet Oudolf describes his creative process, from abstract sketches to his theories on beauty and color.

Five Seasons

Register online for symposium seats:
Choose the AM or PM SESSION (each session includes the Roy Diblik talk + the screening of the Piet Oudolf documentary)

FREE EVENTS at Plant-O-Rama that do NOT require pre-registration.
10:00am Planting Large Projects, Naomi Brooks
11:30am IPM Strategies for Managing Ticks & Mosquitoes, Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann, Ph.D.
1:00pm Great Plant Picks for 2019, Heidi Hesselein & Logan Kjep
2:00pm Winter Walks in BBG’s Gardens and Plant Collections, Jenny Blackwell, Will Lenihan, Chris Roddick & Travis Wolf

HORTICULTURAL TRADE SHOW (40 exhibitors representing NYC trip-state region specialty nurseries, wholesale growers, horticultural product and pottery suppliers, soil and compost companies, and more in BBG’s glorious Palm House).
Interested in becoming a Trade Show Exhibitor? Download this form.

- - - - - - TRADE SHOW Exhibitors - - - - - -

  • A.D.R Bulbs, Inc.
  • Atlantic Nurseries
  • Bartlett Tree Experts
  • Barton Nurseries
  • Beds & Borders
  • Capital Garden Products
  • Dragonetti Brothers Landscaping, Nursery & Florist
  • Cavano’s Perennials
  • Chief Mountain Farms
  • City Tree Guards
  • Colorblends Wholesale Flowerbulbs
  • Cricket Hill Garden
  • Emmas Garden Growers/Otto Keil Florist
  • The Garden Dept. Corp.
  • Glover Perennials
  • Green Mountain Energy
  • Half Hollow Nursery
  • Hicks Commercial Sales
  • Kind Earth Growers
  • Landcraft Environments
  • Morano Landscape Garden Design
  • New Moon Nursery
  • North Creek Nurseries
  • North Service Nursery
  • Organic Mechanics Soil Company
  • Pennoyer Newman Garden Planters
  • The Plant Station
  • Pleasant Run Nursery
  • RareFind Nursery
  • Seibert & Rice Terra Cotta
  • SiteOne Landscape Supply
  • Stone House Nursery
  • Tintori Castings

JOBS FAIR (35 exhibitors in BBG’s Steinhardt Conservatory promoting jobs, volunteer opportunities, and seasonal internships )
Become a Jobs Fair exhibitor. Download this form.

- - - - - - JOBS FAIR Exhibitors - - - - - -

  • Atlantic Nurseries
  • Bartlett Tree Experts
  • The Battery Conservancy
  • Battery Park City Parks
  • Bayard Cutting Arboretum
  • Blondie’s Treehouse
  • Broken Arrow Nursery
  • Brook Landscape
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Continuing Education
  • Brooklyn Grange Farm
  • Dragonetti Brothers Landscaping, Nursery & Florist
  • Elevations Landscape Design & Build
  • Emma’s Garden Growers
  • Greenery NYC
  • Green Mountain Energy
  • Groundworks
  • Halsted Welles Associates
  • Harrison Green
  • Hicks Nurseries
  • The High Line
  • Hudson River Park Trust
  • New York Botanical Garden
  • New York City Parks and Recreation, Queens
  • New York Restoration Project
  • Plantshed
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • Randall’s Island Park Alliance
  • Riverside Park Conservancy
  • Stonecrop Gardens
  • Town & Gardens
  • Trillium Landscape Design
  • The Trust for Governors Island
  • Urban Explorations
  • Wave Hill

RAFFLE benefitting horticultural internships at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, Staten Island
GARDEN BOOK SALE - purchase used garden books from BBG’s Library

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED . . . jobs listed below

It takes a village of volunteers to run Plant-O-Rama. Join our team.
FOR INFO: Mark Razum
Mobile: 646.483.3290 (voice or text)

Event Set-up
Monday, Jan. 28
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, various locations
Set up Trade Show, Will-Call, Ticketing, MHG Membership Sales, and Jobs Fair areas.

Exhibitor Load-in and Set-up
Tuesday, Jan. 29
BBG Loading Dock
Shift: 7:15am-8:45am
Need 2-3 people for Exhibitor load-in & set-up at BBG Loading Dock. Help vendors unload and find their tables.

Same-Day Ticket Sales & MHG Membership Sales
Tuesday, Jan. 29
BBG Rotunda
Shifts: 7:45-10:30 / 10:30-1:00
Sell Symposium tickets to those who did not pre-purchase. Answer questions and direct people to appropriate check-in area in the Rotunda. Promote and answer questions about MHG membership; review forms and collect dues. Assist with Ticket Sales if necessary.

Trade Show Monitors/MCs
Tuesday, Jan. 29
BBG Palm House
Shifts: 8:45-11:00 / 11:00-1:00 / 1:00-3:00 / 3:00-4:45
Assist vendors as needed; answer questions about schedule, lunches, etc. Use PA system to make announcements about program schedule and events.

Jobs Fair Monitors
Tuesday, Jan. 29
BBG Steinhardt Conservatory
Shifts: 8:00-11:30 / 11:30-2:30
Help exhibitors find their tables and set-up. Assist exhibitors as needed. Answer questions, note ideas for future events.

Raffle Sellers
Tuesday, Jan. 29
BBG Education Classrooms
Rove around BBG selling raffle tickets for items on display in the BBG Education Classrooms

Speaker Assistants
Tuesday, Jan. 29
Auditorium Lobby
8:30am-10:15am / 12:30pm-2:15pm
Greet and assist speaker. Escort to book signing and lunch. Act as microphone runner during speaker Q&A.

Breakout Session Monitors
Tuesday, Jan. 29
BBG Visitor Center
Shifts: 9:30am-11:00am / 11:00am-12:30pm / 12:30pm-2:00pm / 2:00pm-3:15pm
Help Breakout Session speakers set up. Assist with AV equipment (previous technical experience helpful!). Assist speaker as needed during sessions.

Event Take-Down
Tuesday, Jan. 29
BBG Palm House
Break down tables and booths after event. Fold tablecloths, stack poles and signs

Meeting Details

Date & Time:
Tuesday, January 29, 2019