Piet Oudolf Lecture & Reception

Friday, Sept. 8, 2017; Lewes, DE

Piet Oudolf, world-renowned Dutch meadow designer, nurseryman, and author, is best known for the High Line in New York City. Commissioned to create a two-acre meadow at the new Delaware Botanic Gardens, Oudolf will guide planting of the initial part of the meadow during the first week of September. He will remain at the gardens for a lecture and reception at the end of the week. Hoffman Nursery is a sponsor for the Sept. 8th event, and members of our team will be there to help celebrate this milestone.

Urban Growth: Perennial Plantings Beyond Nature

Sept. 8-10, 2017; Lund, Sweden

This is the first international conference of its kind. It will gather international experts at the forefront of their fields to talk about perennials and their role in sustainable urban landscapes. In addition, the conference aims to provide a forum for the participants to build professional networks. With a roster of fantastic speakers, it's sure to be an engaging and worthwhile three days.

AmericanHort Production Technology Conference

Oct. 9-11, 2017; Dallas, TX

This conference is a continuation of AmericanHort's GrowPro Series. It focuses on the latest inventions and innovations in production technology. The conference includes a trade show and educational sessions. 

Hoffman Nursery's Nursery Manager Scott Epps and Project Manager David Hoffman will be giving a talk called, "Find Solutions at Every Step" on Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 3pm to 4pm. They'll address how the nursery continues to grow in the face of a labor shortage by incorporating automation and building more efficient processes.

PGMS School of Grounds Management & GIE+EXPO

Oct. 18-21, 2017; Louisville, KY

The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) hosts the School of Grounds Management at this big event for the landscape industry. Educational sessions and tours combine with the GIE + EXPO trade show and concert series.

Hoffman Nursery's Shannon Currey will talk with attendees about grasses and sedges for every layer in the landscape. Catch her talk, "Grasses and Sedges from the Ground Cover Up" on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 3pm to 4:15pm.

IPPS Southern Region 42nd Annual Conference

Oct. 28-Nov. 1, 2017; Dallas, TX

If it's about making more plants, this is the place. The Southern Region of the International Plant Propagators' Society holds their annual conference this year in Dallas. With days filled with talks on research results, techniques, and trials, it's a wealth of information. There are also tours to share knowledge and get to know colleagues.

Hoffman Nursery's Research & Development Horticulturist Leanne Kenealy will be speaking on her experience as last year's international delegate. She soaked up knowledge, met new friends, and had an amazing time. See Leanne on Monday, Oct. 30 at 11:20am.

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