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Natural Landscape Seminar

Saturday, February 16, 2019
(NOTE - New weekend than previous years!)
8:00 a.m.–3:45 p.m.

McHenry County College, Luecht Conference Center
8900 US Hwy 14, Crystal Lake, IL

Register by February 2 and save! Download the form.

Register now for our 27th annual event with presentations on natural landscaping using native plants in the garden, their benefits, aesthetics, strategies for use, and support of wildlife.

“Teaming with Nature”featuring:

“The Overlooked Splendor of Ants; Restoration Ecology and Ant Biology”
—Sean Menke, PhD Associate Professor of Biology, Lake Forest College

“The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden”
—Roy Diblik Plant Expert, Landscape Designer, Speaker, Author

“Illinois Wildflowers for the Home Garden”
—Chris Benda Botanist, Naturalist, Photographer, Author, Teacher

“Monarchs: Dwindling Numbers for an Iconic Insect” A conservation biologist ponders moving beyond the documentation of declines. —Karen S. Oberhauser, PhD Director, Arboretum; Professor, Dept. of Entomology UW-Madison

We will also have exhibits for natural gardening services, products, garden art and books.

(Wish to exhibit? See our Vendor Guide for details)

Check out the post seminar information on our Resources page.

special presenter An large selection of plant and animal gardenbooks garden design presentation slide