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Iowa Arboretum Spring Fever Symposium

Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 1:00am to 3:00pm

Come to the Iowa Arboretum in Madrid for the spring symposium. Learn more here:

Speaker: Joseph Tychonievich

Morning Topic: Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style for Today’s Garden

Afternoon Topic: Dealing with Your Hosta Addiction: Cool Alternatives for the Shade

A life-long gardener and lover of plants, Tychonievich has worked for nurseries in the US and Japan. He has been a repeated guest on public radio’s food show The Splendid Table and was named by Organic Gardening Magazine as one of “…six young horticulturists who are helping to shape how America gardens. Tychonievich is the author of Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener, The Complete Guide to Gardeners, and Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style and is the editor of the North American Rock. 


Gardening School (Madrid)

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 8:00am to Friday, September 21, 2018 - 4:15pm
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The Sept. 20-21, 2018, Gardening School, previously known as Gardening Study School, has been approved by National Garden Clubs, Inc. It will be at the Iowa Arboretum, Hughes Education Center, rural Madrid, IA.

Master Gardeners earn 10 hours educational credit by completing this course. Learn more here:


Spring Fever Symposium (Madrid)

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
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Join David Culp, author and designer, for a captivating day of gardening talks. David Culp will show us how to recreate the majestic display of his beloved two-acre Pennsylvania garden, Brandywine Cottage. It contains a basic lesson in layering—how to choose the correct plants by understanding how they grow and change throughout the seasons, how to design a layered garden, and tips on maintaining it.