The Department of Horticulture will celebrate its 125th anniversary with a symposium and party on Thursday, June 19. Download an invitation here. The event kicks off with a welcome reception at 9 a.m., followed by a brief tree-planting ceremony in the Allen Centennial Gardens. The symposium will run from 10:30 a.m. to about 3 p.. in the Microbial Sciences Building, after which participants will reconvene in the Allen Centennial Gardens for the 19th annual Horticulture Garden Party.
Please RSVP online at horticulture.wisc.edu/125th-celebration. Registration deadline is Tuesday, June 10. Please direct questions to Tricia Check at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 265-8502.
Note: The tree planted in the morning will be larch—a nod to the department’s first faculty member, Emmett Goff, who planted a larch at a spot that is now part of the Allen gardens. The original larch survived into the 21st century. Wood from the original tree is being made into a bench by a local artist through the generosity of the Goff family, who will present the bench to the department at the morning event.