Beech Creek Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

11929 Beech St NE, Alliance, Ohio 44601

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Thank you for attending the 20th Annual Garden Symposium!

The 2021 date will be announced in September 2020.

Stay tuned!

Learn gardening tips, watch cooking demonstrations, and participate in hands-on workshops as you become inspired at this annual garden seminar! Expert speakers from all over Ohio are brought together to offer their experience and knowledge on numerous gardening and landscaping topics. Other activities include garden vendors, raffle baskets, and networking opportunities.

First Christian Church
6900 Market Ave N

Canton, OH 44721

Registration is required

Non-member Registration: $55
Member Registration: $45
Horticulture Student: $45
Lunch (optional): $8
Workshop Session (optional): $20
Registration Late Fee (after Feb. 8): $5

For faster service, we accept registration & payment by phone at (330) 829-7050.


2020 Session Topics

Keynote Address - Sustainable Gardening: "How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse"

Modern Perennials for a Flower Cutting Garden
Promoting Wildlife Diversity in Your Yard
Excellent Small Trees & Shrubs for the Residential Landscape
When in Drought, Plant These Out
Cooking Demo: Presto Pesto! 
Make & Take Workshop: Succulents Wall Hanging

2020 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Mark A. Miller is the Outreach Education Manager at Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens in Columbus, Ohio. Mark has worked in a wide diversity of positions over 30+ years, including the U.S. Peace Corps, nursery and landscape design firms, Cooperative Extension, the non-profit arena (including the American Horticultural Society), web-based education providers, colleges/universities and public gardens. He is the author, contributor or editor of a number of published works, and has served as a consultant with varied institutions, organizations and companies. His research focus is concerned with providing environmental education through plant-based programming and children’s gardening, and identifying essential elements of children’s gardens. He received a B.S. in Horticulture, M.S. in Agricultural Education and Ph.D. in Environmental Education from The Ohio State University. 

Registration Brochure

View the Registration Brochure to read full descriptions of the sessions & presenters.