Symposium Sheds Light on Landscapes

Landscape professionals have the opportunity to network with peers, while hearing from leaders in the landscape lighting industry, at a School of the Chicago Botanic Garden symposium on Tuesday, June 22.

The “Landscape Lighting Symposium” has been developed for landscape architects, designers and contractors who want to learn about creating and installing dynamic landscape lighting plans. Speakers include nationally known lighting designer Janet Lennox Moyer and lighting technology expert Nate Mullen. Landscape designer Rosalind Reed will shed light on Chicagoland plant selections that look great when lit and how to communicate lighting design to clients. David Breary will share his expertise on pruning plant materials for maximum aesthetic appearance when lit.

The Garden is one of the United States’ premier sources for the continuing development of conservation, design or horticultural skills for professionals. Most programs are approved for continuing education units (CEUs) from professional organizations.

The “Landscape Lighting” symposium qualifies for CEUs from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (5.5 CEUs), the International Society of Arboriculture (5.5 CEUs) and the Illinois Nurseryman’s Association (1 CEU).

Early registration for the lighting symposium is through Tuesday, May 25. The symposium, which takes place from 1:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., costs $109 for Chicago Botanic Garden members; $137 for nonmembers. Registration after May 25 is $129 for Chicago Botanic Garden members; $162 for nonmembers. Fee includes handouts, refreshments, light supper and parking. Registration deadline is Tuesday, June 15.

For more information or to register, call (1-847) 835-8261, or visit the Garden’s Web site at The symposium is supported by American Airlines and Renaissance Chicago North Shore.

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