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March 4, 2003

Colonial Williamsburg's 57th Garden Symposium Explores Gardeners Partnership with the Earth

As the world becomes more entrenched in the 21st century, sympathetic gardening may be an important, symbolic and practical tool to forging a new partnership with earth. Join the Williamsburg Institute at Colonial Williamsburg, April 6-8, 2003, for the 57th Annual Garden Symposium, “Garden Earth, A Partnership.” Participants in the symposium, taking place amidst the relaxing, lush surroundings of the restored 18th- century capital of Virginia, will dig deep into how gardening might evolve in our lifetimes and those of our children and grandchildren. Symposium speakers will share what they have learned about gardening over the years through topics that range from “Birds and Butterflies” to “Unkillable Plants of the South.”

The keynote speaker for the two-day symposium is Katy Moss Warner, president of the American Horticultural Society. Other guest speakers include award-winning garden writer and naturalist Sharon Lovejoy, Felder Rushing, a 10th generation Southern gardener, author and writer, and visiting gardener Norie Burnet.

Garden Symposium registration by mail, fax or on-line at must be accompanied by a check for $250 per person or credit card information. The fee includes an opening reception Sunday, April 6, lunch Monday April 7, two coffee breaks, and two afternoon teas and refreshment breaks during the symposium, lectures and a Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket that includes exhibition sites, trade shops and museums. “Fine Gardening” magazine and the American Horticultural Society are co-sponsors of the 57th Williamsburg Garden Symposium.

For additional details and a registration brochure, call toll-free (800) 603-0948, email or write the Williamsburg Institute, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, P.O. Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187.

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