36th Annual Lahr Native Plants Symposium and Plant Sale

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Saturday, March 25, 2023
9:30 am - 3:45 pm

U.S. National Arboretum


What do George Washington, the National Arboretum’s bonsai curators, and several of the region’s grassland restoration experts and landscape designers have in common? An appreciation of the ecosystem services provided by native plants and a commitment to their conservation.

Learn from our line-up of native plant professionals about efforts to reestablish beautiful and unusual habitats and how we can successfully manage and design our cultivated landscapes. The 36th Lahr Native Plant Symposium provides inspiration from the wild and practical advice for our gardens.

Registrants attend all plenary sessions and one concurrent session of their choice.

Registration is required and includes all sessions, morning coffee and refreshments, and box lunch.

The Friends of the National Arboretum alo sponsor a Native Plant Sale which includes vendors from across the mid-Atlantic selling spring ephemerals and many other choice perennials and woody plants.  View more information about the FONA Native Plant Sale.

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View the full 2023 Symposium Program.