Garden Renovation for a Changing Climate: Transforming Your Yard into a Beautiful, Resilient and Eco-Friendly Garden

NEW VENUE: Kerr-McGee Auditorium in the Meinders School of Business at Oklahoma City University

Presented by The Meinders Foundation

Sponsored by: SqueezeEveryDrop.com,  TLC Garden Centers, Total Environment, Grooms Irrigation and Landscape, Red Earth Landscaping, American Plant Products and Services, Inc., Kitty and Richard Champlin, Calvert’s Plant Interiors, Plant Wisdom Garden Center, TruGreen, and Colcord Hotel.

Myriad Botanical Gardens’ annual Oklahoma Gardening School is the state’s premier annual horticultural symposium designed for home gardeners and professional horticulturists, garden designers and landscape architects. Each year the Oklahoma Gardening School showcases local and national experts in gardening, plant selection, and garden design. Their illustrated talks and Q&A discussions help participants learn how to create and maintain more sustainable gardens in Oklahoma.

Speakers will share inspiring ideas for the 2020 theme of Garden Renovation for a Changing Climate: Transforming Your Yard into a Beautiful, Resilient and Eco-Friendly Garden by presenting how to convert Oklahoma lawns or existing garden beds into gorgeous, hardy and sustainable gardens.

Keynote Presentation

Inspired by the Wild: Designing Naturalistic Plantings for Beauty, Adaptability, and Creatures

Lauren Springer, plantswoman, author, garden and public plantings designer, Fort Collins, Colorado. Her books include Waterwise Plants for Sustainable Gardens: 200 Drought-Tolerant Choices for all Climates and award-winning The Undaunted Garden and Plant-Driven Design. Also, a propagator has introduced numerous plants to the trade. A pioneer of water-wise landscapes and those that combine beauty with wildlife function, she has received several Audubon Society Habitat Hero designations for her design projects.

Featured Speakers

  • Inspired by the Wild: Designing Naturalistic Plantings for Beauty, Adaptability, and Creatures
    Lauren Springer, plantswoman, author, garden and public plantings designer (Fort Collins, Colorado)
  • Choosing Sustainable Designs: Making Your Dream Garden a Reality
    Nick McCullough
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    Owner and Landscape Designer at McCullough’s Landscape & Nursery (Johnstown, Ohio)
  • An Eco-Friendly Transformation: Establishing & Caring for Your Garden
    Stacie Martin
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     Director of Horticulture, Gathering Place (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
  • Garden Renovation: Plant Selections for a Changing Climate
    Lance Swearengin, Director of Horticulture and Grounds, Scissortail Park (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
    Nathan Tschaenn, Director of Horticulture, Myriad Botanical Gardens (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)