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The Fifth Annual Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium

Announcement About Upcoming April 2008 Gardening Symposium
Fifth Annual Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium
April 4 & 5, 2008 at the Equinox Resort in Manchester, VT

From: Kerry Mendez email:
Greetings! My name is Kerry Ann Mendez and I am a garden writer, speaker, teacher, and designer from Upstate New York. I hope your New Year is off to a great start. Would you kindly share the below information about the Fifth Annual Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium with your group and other gardeners? For more information, please visit the

This event sold out two months ahead of time in 2007 so those interested should reserve their spot early! If you have questions, please call me at (518) 885-3471.

Fifth Annual Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium
April 4 & 5, 2008 at the world-class Equinox Resort in Manchester, VT

Sponsored by Bradfield Organics, Coast of Maine Organic Products, Davey Hecht Woodworking, Dutch Gardens, Equinox Valley Nursery, Gardener’s Supply Company, Messenger, People, Places & Plants, Proven Winners, SafeLawns, TerraCycle, The Vermont Association of Professional Horticulturists & Garden Arts Custom Landscapes

Friday 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Enjoy six dynamic lectures by renowned professionals in their fields. Last year the symposium sold out two months prior to the event. Guest speakers are Tara Dillard, a national award winning author, designer, speaker and former TV host on CBS from Atlanta, Georgia; Shepherd Ogden, a renowned speaker, author, teacher, horticulturist, and founder of The Cooks Garden (a pioneering organic seed
company); Mardell Steinkamp from Sunny Border Nurseries, one of the largest wholesalers of perennials and new introductions in the northeast; Kerry Mendez, a popular speaker, teacher, writer, consultant and former TV show host; and Kelly Sweeney, master designer, landscaper and head gardener for the 700 acre Basin Harbor Club in Vermont (one of the Historic Hotels of
America). Topics include The Art of Garden Design, New Perennials for 2008, Creating Focal Points In The Garden, Sensational Flowering Shrubs, Step-by-Step Organic Vegetable and Flower Gardening, and All About Annuals.
Package price for one night’s accommodations at a four diamond resort, welcome reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and cash bar, full breakfast, midmorning refreshments, gourmet luncheon buffet, six garden lectures with handouts, a garden gift, chance to win great door prizes, and all taxes and gratuities is only $276.97 single or $406.79 double ($203.40 per person).
Two night packages available. For package reservations, call the Equinox Resort ( at (800) 362-4747. For more information about the agenda and topics, visit or call (518) 885-3471.

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