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Andalusia Garden Symposium to feature four influential horticulturalists


Andalusia Historic House, Gardens & Arboretum announced the return of its Andalusia Garden Symposium, a daylong event, on Friday, May 3, featuring talks by four world-renowned horticulturalists.

The Garden Symposium will bring together garden enthusiasts from near and far to hear from some of the most influential and innovative voices in the global gardening community.

The four speakers are:

·Troy Scott Smith, head gardener from Sissinghurst Castle Garden in England;

·Dan Hinkley, the famed plantsman, garden writer, and nurseryman;

·Lucy Hunter, a landscape and floral designer best known for her “Flower Hunter” books on seasonal floral displays; and

·Stefani Bittner, an edible landscape designer and author of “Harvest” and “The Fragrant Flower Garden.”

The Garden Symposium begins with a coffee reception and welcome, followed by lectures from the four horticulturalists and then lunch. Thanks to the successful launch of the event in 2023, this portion of the day will take place at The Holt Center at Holy Ghost Prep to accommodate more attendees.

The Garden Symposium will then continue at the nonprofit Andalusia Historic House, Gardens & Arboretum, where guests can enjoy an afternoon tea, book signings with the speakers, and an opportunity to explore the magnificent 50-acre gardens and grounds located on the banks of the Delaware River in Bensalem.

Tickets for the all-day event are $300, and are available at

The Symposium is presented by The Letitia Glenn Biddle Society. All proceeds will go toward funding summer internships in horticulture for aspiring professionals working in the field.

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