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2024 GreenScapes Symposium

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Innovative Designs From The Field.

This symposium will offer new and innovative sustainable design and maintenance strategies to take your home garden or professional work to the next level. Join industry experts as they share practical and scalable lessons from the field representing a diverse range of natural landscapes and human environments.

We’ll explore the latest research from the University of Delaware, including case studies from award-winning public gardens and museums. Designers will share the challenges faced and solutions discovered working on projects with leaders like Roy Diblik, Piet Oudolf, and Cassian Schmidt.  Learn how to create masterpieces by leveraging block and matrix plantings that maximize the characteristics of native species. Lectures will reimagine traditional landscapes with native plants and offer the latest in ecologically focused management strategies.

*This will be offered as a series of live online lectures using Zoom with audience Q&A incorporated into the program. Each session will be recorded and a link to watch the symposium will be emailed to all participants. Registration includes access to watch recordings of each session after the event. Professional development credit hours will be available for each session.

About GreenScapes

The GreenScapes Symposium is an annual program sponsored by Brookside Gardens since 2004.  The symposium explores the latest topics related to landscape sustainability and the environment. This event appeals to a broad audience ranging from landscape architects and designers to master gardeners, horticulturalists, and urban planners. Environmental stewardship is a core value of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), Brookside Gardens’ parent organization. As such, we strive to provide timely information and viable solutions to environmental challenges that help create a healthy planet for all people, plants and living things.

Registration Information 

If you create a new Active Montgomery account, please check your Inbox for an email with a link to authenticate your account. This must be done prior to adding the GreenScapes event to your cart and checking out.

Click HERE for the schedule and more information.

Continuing Education

The following CEUs will be offered for the 2024 GreenScapes Symposium.

  • American Society of Landscape Architects (LA CES 5.0)
  • Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD 5.0)
  • Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professionals (CBLP 5.0)
  • DC Master Gardener (5.0)
  • Delaware Master Gardener (5.0)
  • ISA BCMA Science: 1
    • Practice: 0
    • Management: 4
    • Climber Specialist: 5
  • ISA Certified Arborist: 5
    • Utility Specialist: 5
    • Municipal Specialist: 5
    • Aerial Lift Specialist: 5
  • Maryland Master Gardener (5.0)
  • New Jersey Master Gardener (5.0)
  • New York Master Gardener (5.0 – contact your local extension agent)
  • Penn State Extension Master Gardeners (5.0)
  • Virginia Master Gardener (5.0 – contact your local extension agent)


February 16
9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Brookside Gardens
Montgomery Parks