Allen Gardens co-sponsors Midwest Gardening Symposium on March 13

The Midwest Gardening Symposium, co-sponsored by Olbrich Gardens and Allen Centennial Gardens, is on Saturday, March 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Click here to download a flyer. The registration deadline is March 5, 2010. The fee includes lunch and is $99 for Olbrich members, $119 for the public, $99 for horticulture students and Master Gardeners. To register, call 608-246-4550 or check

We are pleased to repeat last year’s successful program, which focused on ornamental edibles, heirlooms, kitchen gardens and edible estates, with “Green Gardening from the Ground Up”, focusing on soils, plant health, native plants and low maintenance issues. Speakers include 3 authors, a TV and radio host and experts who are geared to focus on Midwest issues.