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Heartland Native Plant Summit

  

Cultivating Resilient Landscapes
October 5 and 6, 2016 

Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska

 
 

About the Heartland Native Plant Summit 

Periodic drought is a part of life in America's Heartland, putting a strain on the plantings that enhance our residential, commercial and community landscapes. The Heartland Native Plant Summit will explore innovative ways native plants can be used to craft landscapes that are beautiful, sustainable, and naturally resilient to drought. 

  

Summit Highlights 

ˇ         Presentations by experts in climatology, native plant ecology, and sustainable landscape practices 

ˇ         Sessions on native plant horticulture (plant selection, propagation, maintenance practices, etc.) 

ˇ         Sessions on utilizing native plants in the landscape (planning, design, innovative applications, etc.) 

ˇ         Keynote address by Michael Forsberg, renowned Great Plains conservation photographer 

ˇ         Opportunities to network with an exciting cross-section of parties committed to water conservation 

ˇ         Time to explore Lauritzen Gardens on your own or on a guided tour 

ˇ         Tours of local native plant nurseries, natural areas, and real-world landscaping projects 

  

Click here for the Schedule-at-a-Glance 

 

Who Should Attend? 

ˇ         Nursery, landscape management, and other green industry professionals 

ˇ         Public garden professionals 

ˇ         Landscape architects 

ˇ         Real estate developers and property managers 

ˇ         Urban and land planning professionals 

ˇ         Conservation agencies and organizations 

ˇ         Students 

ˇ         Native plant enthusiasts 

  

Convening Partners 

 

                           

 

 

 

 

 

Registration 

The registration fee for the two-day conference is $150/person (student rate $75/person). Registration fee covers the entire program plus the cost of lunch, networking reception, and dinner on October 5, box lunch on October 6, and refreshments at breaks.  Registration deadline is September 23, 2016.  

  

  

Downloadable registration form 

  

Click here to register online 

 

Lodging options 

There are a number of lodging options in the vicinity of Lauritzen Gardens, particularly in Omaha's Old Market and across the river in the Council Bluffs Casino District. The following is a partial list: 

  

Hyatt Place Omaha Downtown Old Market  

1.6 miles from Lauritzen Gardens  

540 South 12th Street Omaha, Nebraska, 68102 

(402) 513-5500     

  

Embassy Suites by Hilton Downtown Old Market Omaha 

1.6 miles from Lauritzen Gardens 

555 South 10th Street, Omaha, Nebraska, 68102 

(402) 346-9000    

  

Hampton Inn Council Bluffs   

0.6 miles from Lauritzen Gardens 

2204 River Road, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 51501 

(712) 328-2500     

  

Holiday Inn Council Bluffs I-29     

0.6 miles from Lauritzen Gardens 

2202 River Road, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501  

1-877-859-5095    

  

For More Information 

For more information please contact Jim Locklear at j.locklear@omahabotanicalgardens.org or (402) 346-4002, ext. 207. 

 

   

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