Perennial Plant Conference

Perennial Plant Conference

Date & Price

Friday, October 18, 2024
9:00 am–3:45 pm

Optional Reception (in-person only)
4:00–5:00 pm

Location: Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College or Online

Conference Fee: $119 before September 20; $149 after September 20

Optional Reception Fee: $20

Explore these topics, among many others, during the 2024 Perennial Plant Conference. Connect with other locally, nationally, and internationally recognized experts on perennials during this day-long conference with an educational focus. 

The 2024 conference schedule includes:

  • Paradigm Shift: Growing for Ecological Endurance—Carrie Wiles
  • The Silent Revolution: The Art and Science of 21st Century Peonies—Nate Bremer
  • The Future of Biodiverse Landscapes—Lessons from Research and Practice—Harland Patch
  • Grace Amongst the Grandeur: Cultivating Well-Being at Nemours—Kenneth Darsney
  • Playing in the Dirt on the National Mall—Janet Draper
  • Beyond Bold: Inspiration, Collaboration, Evolution—Eric D. Groft, FASLA

The 2024 conference is co-sponsored by Chanticleer, Longwood Gardens, The Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic Group, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College.

The 2024 Perennial Plant Conference has been approved for 5 ASLA LA CES CEUs, 5 APLD CEUs, as well as 4 PCH and 2 SLC CEUs through PLNA. CEUs are available for in-person Conference attendees only.

For more information about this year’s conference speakers and the schedule of events, visit the Perennial Plant Conference website.