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Native Plants and Plant Conservation Symposium

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October 25-27, 2017

Framingham, Massachusetts USA

Partnerships for Protecting Plants and Habitats

Native plants are the foundation of all ecosystems and botanic gardens are uniquely positioned to promote their use in the landscape, while protecting them in the wild and in living collections. Creative partnerships between botanic garden staff, industry professionals, and government agencies are crucial in securing the future of native plants and habitats.

Join us for a symposium hosted by New England Wild Flower Society’s Garden in the Woods, for an opportunity to network with other professionals focused on native plant and plant conservation issues.
On Wednesday, the symposium will be preceded by an optional hands-on training workshop that will teach participants how to apply the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria to prepare high quality, scientifically based extinction risk assessments to facilitate prioritization of threatened species for informed conservation action. The workshop is sponsored by The Morton Arboretum.

In addition to Garden in the Woods, participants will have the opportunity to visit the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the Arnold Arboretum during the symposium and experience an optional post-symposium tour of the Polly Hill Arboretum on Martha’s Vineyard.

Informational brochure coming soon!

Symposium Pricing Information:
Association Member: $299
Student Member: $199
Non-member: $399

*Optional Pre-Symposium Red Listing Workshop (Wed.): $45.00

*Optional Post-Symposium Tour to Polly Hill Arboretum (Sat.): $275.00

Hotel Information:
Hampton Inn by Hilton Boston-Natick
319 Speen Street
Natick, MA 01760
Visit the website here.

To receive the $159.00 per night Symposium room rate (single or double occupancy) including breakfast, rooms must be reserved by Friday October 6, 2017.

To book, please call 508-653-5000 and use the code: Native Plants Conservation. An online web link and code will be posted shortly.


Contact or phone 610-708-3010

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