Grow YourKnowledge

September 20 - 21, 2022 at the Science Museum of Virginia

Enjoy a Flower Show integrating Horticulture, Artistic Design and Photography, and sample botanical cocktails at a festive "Mix It Up!" event surrounded by the bounty and blooms of a late-season garden.

  • 2 days
  • 4 Ticketed lectures
  • 5 free activities
  • Over 38 judged floral arrangements
  • Over 30 horticluture classes
  • Over 75 photographs
  • Over 500 seasonal stems expected to compete for ribbons
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Judged Exhibits

Artistic Design

Horticulture

Events & Activities

Bryan Peterson

Award winning photographer, author and co-founder of The Bryan Peterson School of Photography.

Emilie Carter

Landscape architect with Phyto Studio who focuses on creating ecologically-functional landscapes.

Shaun Spencer-Hester

Executive director and curator of the Anne Spencer House and Garden Museum

Robert Llewellyn

Award-winning photographer introduces the world of micro-photography.

“Mix it Up” Cocktail Party

Botanical-inspired adult beverages surrounded by blooms of the late-season garden.

Thomas Woltz

Acclaimed landscape architect addresses social and ecological sustainability in designed landscapes.

Free Presentations

Six programs offered at no cost over the course of two days. Limited seating.

Francoise Weeks

Innovative haute couture creations and woodland designs made with foraged plant materials and flowers.

FALL SYMPOSIUMTIMELINE OF EVENTS

Day One

This action-packed day features two different presentations by Francoise Weeks, one before lunch and one afterwards. Free lectures mirror ticketed events so there is always something going on for everyone! Visitors will enjoy the opening of the Horticulture Show in the first part of the day, and the start of the Artistic Design Show in the afternoon. There are two free video photography lectures plus an in-person presentation on sustainable landscaping for residential properties. Conclude this flower-filled extravaganza at “Mix It Up!” from 5 to 7 p.m., a botanically themed cocktail party.

  • September 20, Tuesday
  • 11 a.m to 7 p.m

Day Two

Visitors will appreciate another opportunity to view this beautiful, fully integrated Flower Show featuring judged Horticulture, Artistic Design as well as Photography. Ticketed events include presentations by both Thomas Woltz and Robert Llewellyn. Events that require registration, but are free and open to the public, include talks by Shaun Spencer-Hester and event sponsor, Bartlett Tree Experts.

  • September 21, Wednesday
  • 9:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m

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