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									                                  Timeless Lessons from
                                    Historic Gardens
                                              April 11–12, 2010
                                64   TH
                                          AnnuAL GArden SymPoSium




                                                 Cosponsored by




P    eriod gardens of Colonial Williamsburg and other historic sites provide an infinite selection of ideas that can
     be adapted effectively to the modern home garden. Whether you are interested in designing a formal garden,
growing heirloom plants, or making a garden structure, there are many lessons to be learned from historic gardens.
Colonial Williamsburg’s 64th annual Garden Symposium will focus on design concepts, gardening techniques,
and plant selections that have stood the test of time. Speakers will emphasize the elements of traditional gardens
that can be customized easily to smaller, residential settings. The symposium will include general sessions and
optional afternoon activities with guest speakers and Colonial Williamsburg staff members. Please join us for
Timeless Lessons from Historic Gardens.
The Program
  Sunday, April 11

     7:30–8:30 a.m.    Program registration and coffee. Hennage Auditorium Foyer,
                       deWitt Wallace decorative Arts museum,
                       325 West Francis Street, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185.
          8:30 a.m.    Program welcome. Hennage Auditorium,
                       deWitt Wallace decorative Arts museum.
          8:30 a.m.    Historic Landscapes—Creating a Sense of Time and Place. John Forti,
                       curator, historic gardens and landscapes,
                       Strawbery Banke museum, Portsmouth, new Hampshire.
          9:30 a.m.    Coffee break
            10 a.m.    Small Gardens, Small Buildings. Gordon Hayward, garden designer,
                       author, and lecturer, Putney, Vermont.
                       Planthropology: Secrets of the Garden—Revealed! Ken druse,
                       nationally known garden expert, author, and lecturer, new york,
                       new york.
              noon     Lunch on your own.

         1:30–3 p.m.   Three Concurrent Sessions.
                       Select one on the registration form.
                       • From Field to Fork. executive Chef rhys H. Lewis, Williamsburg
                         Lodge, and the Williamsburg Lodge culinary staff are back by
                         popular demand to demonstrate a variety of dishes that reflect
                         the bounty of Virginia’s spring harvest of herbs and vegetables.
                         A tasting will follow the class. Williamsburg Lodge Conference
                         Center.
                       • Horticulture in the Historic Area is an opportunity to meet garden
                         experts to learn about plants and gardening practices used
                         in the Historic Area. Guest speaker Scott Kunst, owner,
                         old House Gardens, Ann Arbor, michigan, and Colonial
                         Williamsburg Landscape staff will be stationed in various
                         gardens to discuss particular subjects in detail. registrants may
                         choose the order in which they visit the gardens. Landscape
                         staff includes arborist Tony Craig, landscape supervisor Susan
                         dippre, garden historian Wesley Greene, and curator of plants
                         Lawrence Griffith.
                       • Touring Private and Public Gardens: How to Make the Most of Your
                         Experience. Gordon Hayward. Hennage Auditorium, deWitt
                         Wallace decorative Arts museum.
       3:30–5 p.m.   Three Concurrent Sessions.
                     Select one on the registration form.
                     • Williamsburg Floral Design—Myth or Magic? Colonial Williamsburg
                       is renowned for its colorful arrangements in delftware, finger
                       vases, and flower bricks, but there seems to be some question
                       on how the flowers were actually arranged inside them.
                       Williamsburg inn floral designer Clark Taggart will separate
                       the myth from the magic as he creates flower arrangements that
                       exemplify the distinctive Colonial Williamsburg style, gives tips
                       on how to mix flowers and greenery, and shares his insights on
                       the history and progression of floral design in Williamsburg
                       since the 1930s. Williamsburg Lodge Conference Center.
                     • Horticulture in the Historic Area is an opportunity to meet garden
                       experts to learn about plants and gardening practices used
                       in the Historic Area. Guest speaker Scott Kunst, owner,
                       old House Gardens, Ann Arbor, michigan, and Colonial
                       Williamsburg Landscape staff will be stationed in various
                       gardens to discuss particular subjects in detail. registrants may
                       choose the order in which they visit the gardens. Landscape
                       staff includes arborist Tony Craig, landscape supervisor Susan
                       dippre, garden historian Wesley Greene, and curator of plants
                       Lawrence Griffith.
                     • Colonial Revival Garden Design. mary V. Hughes, university
                       landscape architect, university of Virginia, Charlottesville,
                       Virginia. Hennage Auditorium, deWitt Wallace decorative
                       Arts museum.


Monday, April 12

    7:30–8:30 a.m.   Program registration and coffee with the Colonial Williamsburg
                     Landscape staff. Hennage Auditorium Foyer and Central Court,
                     deWitt Wallace decorative Arts museum.
         8:30 a.m.   Lessons from a Rose Rustler. G. michael Shoup, owner, The Antique
                     rose emporium, Brenham, Texas.
         9:30 a.m.   Coffee break
           10 a.m.   The Seasonal, Useful, and Edible Garden. Jennifer r. Bartley, principal,
                     American Potager, LLC, Granville, ohio.
                     Heirloom Bulbs for Every Garden: Tough, Gorgeous and Enduring. Scott
                     Kunst, owner, old House Gardens, Ann Arbor, michigan.
            noon     Lunch on your own.
1:30–3 p.m.   Three Concurrent Sessions.
              Select one on the registration form.
              • From Field to Fork. executive Chef rhys H. Lewis, Williamsburg
                Lodge, and the Williamsburg Lodge culinary staff are back by
                popular demand to demonstrate a variety of dishes that reflect
                the bounty of Virginia’s spring harvest of herbs and vegetables.
                A tasting will follow the class. Williamsburg Lodge Conference
                Center.
              • Behind the Scenes at the Production Nursery will provide registrants
                with many ideas to try at home. Colonial Williamsburg experts
                will be happy to respond to your questions about the various
                garden-making topics they will be demonstrating. Stations
                on this self-guided tour will include nursery foreman Hunter
                Curry making creative containers, mason foreman rick
                Williams laying brick walks and patios, landscape supervisor
                rollin Woolley discussing boxwood, and James City County
                master Gardener Jack Gross making rain barrels.
              • Old Roses: The Ultimate Garden Plant. G. michael Shoup. Hennage
                Auditorium, deWitt Wallace decorative Arts museum.
3:30–5 p.m.   Three Concurrent Sessions.
              Select one on the registration form.
              • Behind the Scenes—Facilities Maintenance Warehouse offers registrants
                 the rare opportunity to meet with Facilities maintenance
                 painters and carpenters in the seldom-seen Paint Shop.
                 maintenance staff will discuss techniques and materials they
                 use when working on Historic Area buildings and structures.
                 registrants will glean information from the painters on
                 historically authentic paints, different finishes, and painting
                 techniques and get advice from the carpenters on how to
                 maintain, repair, and construct wooden gates and fences. The
                 installation of the popular gate closer ball-and-chain will also
                 be demonstrated.
              • Behind the Scenes at the Production Nursery will provide registrants
                 with many ideas to try at home. Colonial Williamsburg experts
                 will be happy to respond to your questions about the various
                 garden-making topics they will be demonstrating. Stations
                 on this self-guided tour will include nursery foreman Hunter
                 Curry making creative containers, mason foreman rick
                 Williams laying brick walks and patios, landscape supervisor
                 rollin Woolley discussing boxwood, and James City County
                 master Gardener Jack Gross making rain barrels.
              • The Herbalist’s Garden. John Forti. Hennage Auditorium, deWitt
                 Wallace decorative Arts museum.
5–6:30 p.m.   Closing reception with presenters and Colonial Williamsburg
              Landscape staff. Central Court, deWitt Wallace decorative Arts
              museum.
Tuesday, april 13
optional Programs

                6:30 a.m.   Bird Walk. Spring is a beautiful time to observe birds in Colonial
                            Williamsburg’s Historic Area. your guide, birder extraordinaire
                            Teta Kain, Gloucester, Virginia, will discuss regional birds and
                            their habitats. Binoculars and appropriate attire are recommended.
              7:30–9 a.m.   Sunrise in the Governor’s Palace Garden. enjoy this special tour of the
                            Governor’s Palace gardens with Laura Viancour, manager, garden
                            programs, Colonial Williamsburg. Bring your camera; this is an
                            excellent photo opportunity. Guests will also have the opportunity
                            to tour the first floor of the Governor’s Palace before it opens to
                            the public.
                            Daybreak near the Capitol. enjoy this early morning tour of gardens
                            in the east end of town with Susan dippre, landscape supervisor,
                            Colonial Williamsburg. This is a great time of day to take photos,
                            so bring your camera. Guests will also have the opportunity to tour
                            the newest building on duke of Gloucester Street, the recently
                            reconstructed r. Charlton’s Coffeehouse.




Featured Speakers Include
                            Jennifer Bartley
                            Landscape designer, artist, and photographer
                            Granville, Ohio

                            Ken druse
                            Author and photographer
                            New York, New York

                            John Forti
                            Garden historian, ethnobotanist, and herbalist
                            Eliot, Maine

                            Gordon Hayward
                            Garden designer
                            and author Putney, Vermont

                            Scott Kunst
                            Founder, Old House Gardens
                            Ann Arbor, Michigan

                            G. michael Shoup
                            Owner, The Antique Rose Emporium
                            Breham, Texas
Lodging, Dining, and Spa
The following special rates are available at the Colonial Williamsburg Resort Collection for conference
registrants.
Hotel rates are for single or double occupancy, per night. (Rates do not include applicable taxes.)

Lodging oppoRTuniTieS
Williamsburg inn®
Regarded among the world’s great hotels, the Williamsburg inn is the crown jewel of the
Colonial Williamsburg Resort Collection. • Main building guest rooms $325
Colonial Houses–Historic Lodging
This unique lodging experience allows guests to enjoy accommodations in the Historic Area
within one of 27 restored or reconstructed 18th-century buildings, complete with today’s modern
conveniences. • Superior $179
Williamsburg Lodge
Colonial Williamsburg’s most recently restored and expanded hotel is known for its southern charm
and hospitality. • Superior $174 • Deluxe $199
Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites
Located adjacent to the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center, this moderately priced hotel includes a
daily continental breakfast and an array of recreational amenities.
• Superior Room $95 • Suite $119


dining
distinctive dining options are offered throughout the Colonial Williamsburg Resort Collection and
the Historic Area. dining reservations can be made by calling 1-800-261-9530 Monday through
Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. (eT).

SpA SeRViCeS
The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg provides a full menu of services. A team of experts has collaborated
to create a spa that exudes southern charm, harmonizes with its historical surroundings, reflects its
colonial heritage, and honors traditions of wellness and relaxation throughout American culture.
experience the wonders of our spa for yourself by calling 1-800-688-6479.
Registration Information
Four easy Ways to Register and Make Room Reservations
online        history.org/conted        phone 1-800-603-0948                    Fax (757) 565-8921
  Mail        office of Conferences, Forums, and Workshops
              The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
              post office Box 1776, Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-1776

RegiSTRATion
Preregistration and payment in full are required. Payment can be made by check or charged to
American express, discover, Visa, or masterCard.

CAnCeLLATion poLiCy
if notice of cancellation is received in writing before march 15, 2010, Colonial Williamsburg will
refund your registration fees, less a $35.00 administrative fee. refunds will not be made after
march 15. Travel and/or trip interruption insurance is recommended. Check with your travel agent
for details.

HoW To ReACH WiLLiAMSBuRg
Williamsburg is easily accessible by plane, train, and car. Located in eastern Virginia, Williamsburg
is about 240 km (150 miles) south of Washington, d.C., and midway between richmond and
norfolk. The Williamsburg area can be reached via many major airlines, with more than 200
flights arriving daily, to three airports just 25 to 45 minutes away: newport news–Williamsburg
(PHF), richmond (riC), and norfolk (orF). each airport has rental car and limousine
services. Amtrak also serves Williamsburg with trains daily to and from the northeast corridor.



Registration Form
               2010 Garden Symposium
               One person per form; duplicate as necessary

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optional Afternoon Programs
Sunday Concurrent Sessions 1:30–3 p.m.                       monday Concurrent Sessions 1:30–3 p.m.
( please rank 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices)                     ( please rank 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices)
   ❒ Chef Lewis                                                 ❒ Chef Lewis
   ❒ Historic Area                                              ❒ Production nursery
   ❒ Gordon Hayward lecture                                     ❒ G. michael Shoup lecture
Sunday Concurrent Sessions 3:30–5 p.m.                       monday Concurrent Sessions 3:30–5 p.m.
( please rank 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices)                     ( please rank 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices)
   ❒ Floral design                                              ❒ Warehouse
   ❒ Historic Area                                              ❒ Production nursery
   ❒ mary Hughes lecture                                        ❒ John Forti lecture
    Registr ation Fee and Payment
    Sunday only ($100 per person)                                           ____________
    Sunday only for AHS members ($85 per person)                            ____________
    monday only ($125 per person)                                           ____________
    monday only for AHS members ($110 per person)                           ____________
    Both days ($200 per person)                                             ____________
    Both days for AHS members ($175 per person)                             ____________

    optional program fee(s)
      Bird Walk ($15)                                                       ____________
      Palace Garden Walk ($15)                                              ____________
      Capitol Gardens Walk ($15)                                            ____________

    Contribution to Garden Symposium
    Student Scholarship Fund*                                               ____________

    Total of enclosed check                                                 ____________
    (Payable to “The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation”)

    Total credit card charge
    Circle one: discover masterCard                         Visa       American express
    Credit card number
    expiration date
    Cardholder name (please print)
    Cardholder signature

    * Your contribution enables college and university students interested in ornamental horticulture and
      landscape architecture to attend the symposium.
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                                                                                                       please pass it along to a friend.




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Flowers and Herbs of early America
r     ediscover our American botanical heritage with this chronicle of the
      history and cultivation of 56 species of colonial flowers and herbs.
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illustrated by a period, hand-colored engraving,
watercolor, or woodcut and a glorious
photograph by Barbara Temple Lombardi.
includes suggestions for planning your
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