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Sponsored by CVNLA and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Central Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association
Symposium/Winter Short Course 2014




Winter Symposium and 45th Annual CVNLA Short Course

Sublime + Sustainable:  Horticultural Artistry in Action

Presented by
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden,
Central Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association,
and Virginia Cooperative Extension

February 12, 13, and 14, 2014

Massey Conference Center, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

The artistry of beautiful place-making within a framework of sustainability is on brilliant display this February at Central Virginia’s annual horticulture symposium, offering valuable continuing education for green business owners and their staffs, landscape architects and designers, Master Gardeners, and seasoned home gardeners.
Continuing education hours are offered for each day, along with book sales and signings and opportunities to network with industry colleagues. Friday is devoted to Pesticide Applicator Recertification in categories 3A, 3B, 8, 10, 60.  Net proceeds from the three-day event help build CVNLA’s scholarship fund for students pursuing horticultural careers.

$55/day includes continental breakfast, lunch, and all sessions
Check lewisginter.org for details as they develop
Guest Presenters
Julie Moir Messervy, landscape designer and garden writer, on The New Homestead:  Greening the Home Outside and The Art of Plant Placement
Dan Benarcik, horticulturist at Chanticleer, a pleasure garden, on Personality and Punctuation:  Artistic Flourishes in the Garden and Ground Covers and Lawn Alternatives
Claudia West, landscape architect and native plant specialist, on The Landscape’s Color Spectrum: Applying Natural Color Theory to Enhance Design
Ken Druse, author/photographer/radio host, on Secrets of the Garden, Revealed, based on his 2008 publication Planthropology: The Myths, Mysteries, and Miracles of My Garden Favorites
Tom Cox, founder/owner of Georgia’s Cox Arboretum and Gardens and past-president of the American Conifer Society, on Landscaping with Conifers and Gingkos for the Southeast

Steve Carroll, Director of Public Programs, Blandy Experimental Farm, on Ecology for Gardeners and CSI Plants
Helen Kraus, Ph.D. North Carolina State University Department of Horticulture, on Rain Gardening in the South
Vincent Cotrone, urban forester/ISA certified arborist, Penn State University Extension Service, on Proper Tree Planting Methods

Presented by the Central Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association,

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden & Virginia Cooperative Extension


Dates:  February 12, 13, & 14, 2014

Where:  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Attendees:  Green business owners and their staffs, master gardeners & sophisticated amateur gardeners & people who need pesticide recertification

Why:  To offset costs and support the CVNLA scholarship fund 


Three Levels of sponsorship:


Gold - $500.00

Silver - $250.00

Bronze - $100.00


Gold and Silver sponsors will be listed in all advertising.  For example:  the CVNLA Newsletter, VNLA Newsletter, CVNLA & LGBG websites, etc.  Gold and Silver sponsors will be listed in the program for the event.  Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsors will be announced at the event and all sponsors will be listed on a sign at the registration desk. 

Gold sponsors will receive a free ticket for all three days - a value of $165.00.


There will be a table set up for any information/advertising you as a sponsor would like to hand out. 



Yes, I can help sponsor the CVNLA event


Name/Company:  ___________________________________________


Contact email and/or phone # _________________________________


Checks are to be made payable to the CVNLA and mailed to:  CVNLA,  11349 Saddlewood Lane, Rockville, VA  23146.  All checks are due January 1, 2014.   If you have a logo you would like used please send to info@cvnla.org.    Call 305-1259 if you have any questions.

The sooner you send in your commitment, the more advertising exposure you will have.



Special Features: CEU credits, exhibits, pesticide recertification, lunch with the speakers

Registration: Registration begins in November. Check www.lewisginter.org  for details.

In addition to the two years of credit for pesticide recertification, the short course is eligible for CEU's for Virginia Certified Horticulturist!


To be a Sponsor of this event, click here for an information sheet.

Gold Sponsors
Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsor

(CVNLA) Central Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association
11349 Saddlewood Ln
Rockville, VA 23146

e-mail:  info@cvnla.org

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