Registration opens for Perennial Plant Association's National Symposium

Registration opens for Perennial Plant Association's National Symposium

After a pandemic hiatus, PPA's in-person event will take place Aug. 1-5 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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February 11, 2022

Registration is now open for the Perennial Plant Association's 2022 National Symposium. After a hiatus of its in-person annual symposium, PPA heads to Lancaster, Pennsylvania for a week designed to highlight the wonders of perennial plants.

There will be tours of public and private gardens and education crafted for diverse industry interests. The National Symposium will be hosted at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square from August 1-5 of 2022, with tours exploring into the surrounding areas.

Participants will have the opportunity to attend education, tours, socials, dinners and a trade show and can choose to participate in the weeklong experience (Monday-Friday), or a three-day Core Symposium. The cost varies based on how many days you plan to attend and your PPA membership status. Student and government discounts are available. Click here for the full registration cost breakdown.

Speaker highlights include:
• Paul Redman of Longwood Gardens
• Jourdan Cole of Mt. Cuba Center
• Claudia West of Phyto Studios
• Jared Hughes of Groovy Ranch Plants
• Melissa Lowrie of Terrain

Tour attractions incorporate:
• Rock Lititz in Lititz, PA
• A Private Home Foodscape Garden in Kingsville, MD
• Stoneleigh Garden in Villanova, PA
• Donald Pell Gardens in Phoenixville, PA
• Quality Greenhouses in Dillsburg, PA

Plan on making lasting connections during evening visits to Longwood Gardens; Chanticleer, a pleasure
garden; and North Creek Nurseries, which is hosting tours with a picnic at your pleasure dining experience - plus some surprises. This event follows traditions started over thirty years ago but incorporates something new each year.

PPA’s Board of Directors are eagerly anticipating the upcoming National Symposium and are impressed by the Local Planning Committee’s hard work to offer top notch education and tours.

“This Symposium will bring it: all the fabulous tours, talented speakers, and networking fun
you've come to expect from the National! We cannot wait to reconvene with our PPA friends, both old and
new!” said Holly Scoggins, PPA Board President.

Health and safety measures will be implemented for the protection of all participants at the National
Symposium. PPA is planning the event with mitigation strategies in mind and encourage you to visit the Safety & FAQ page to learn more. The early bird registration deadline is June 24, 2022 and final registration deadline is July 22, 2022. For more information on the National Symposium and to register, click here.