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Symposium in OKC to showcase gardening experts

Lauren Springer [PHOTO PROVIDED]
Lauren Springer [PHOTO PROVIDED]

Local, regional and national speakers will share insight and inspiration for home gardeners, as well as professional horticulturalists, garden designers and landscape architects March 21 during the Oklahoma Gardening School.

The annual symposium, a program of Myriad Botanical Gardens, will be at Oklahoma City University in Kerr-McGee Auditorium, Meinders School of Business, 2501 N Blackwelder Ave., from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Oklahoma Gardening School is one of the state’s premier horticultural events, showcasing experts in gardening, plant selection and garden design. This year, speakers will focus on the theme, "Garden Renovation for a Changing Climate: Transforming Your Yard into a Beautiful, Resilient and Eco-Friendly Garden," by presenting ways to convert Oklahoma lawns or existing garden beds into gorgeous, hardy and sustainable gardens.

Topics and featured speakers include:

"Inspired by the Wild: Designing Naturalistic Plantings for Beauty, Adaptability, and Creatures," by Lauren Springer, author, garden and public plantings designer, Fort Collins, Colorado.

"Choosing Sustainable Designs: Making Your Dream Garden a Reality," by Nick McCullough, owner and landscape designer at McCullough’s Landscape & Nursery in Johnstown, Ohio.

"An Eco-Friendly Transformation: Establishing and Caring for Your Garden," by Stacie Martin, director of horticulture, Gathering Place, Tulsa.

"Garden Renovation: Plant Selections for a Changing Climate," by Lance Swearengin, director of horticulture and grounds, Scissortail Park, and Nathan Tschaenn, director of horticulture, Myriad Gardens.

Cost to attend is $40 for members, $70 for nonmembers, and $25 for students with ID. An optional box lunch is available for an additional $15. For more information and to register, go to

Oklahoma Gardening School is presented by the Meinders Foundation and sponsored by, TLC Garden Centers, Grooms Irrigation and Landscape, Red Earth Landscaping, Kitty and Dick Champlin, American Plant Products and Services Inc., Total Environment, Calvert’s Plant Interiors, Plant Wisdom Garden Center and Colcord Hotel.

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<strong>Nick McCullough [PHOTO PROVIDED]</strong>

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