Biennial Conference
on Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes


Learning From the Past / Planting for the Future

October 1-3, 2015
Winston-Salem, North Carolina


The 20th Conference on Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes will be held October 1-3, 2015 at Old Salem Museums and Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC.

The conference's mission has always been to discuss historical horticulture, garden history, and landscape restoration in the southern states. The program presents topics of interest to the professional and layman alike and provides participants an opportunity to learn and share information about this field in the South.

The 20th Conference, to be held October 1 – 3, 2015, will recognize several major themes in southern landscape restoration that have gained attention and momentum in the years since the conference's initiation.

Conference Brochure


All sessions will take place in the Old Salem Visitor Center and at the St. Philips Heritage Center.

Thursday, October 1

Friday, October 2

Saturday, October 3

Key speakers for the conference and above sessions include Peggy Cornett, Curator of Plants, Monticello; Ira Wallace, Southern Exposure Seed Exchange; Suzanne Turner, Landscape Architect; Michael Twitty, Culinary Historian of African and African American Foodways; Matthew Raiford, Chefarmer, Brunswick, Georgia; Judith Tankard, Landscape Historian; Johanna Brown, Director of Collections, Old Salem; and others.

Registration Form: Please return form and payment to: Old Salem Group Tours & Reservations, 600 S. Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

For information, contact Sally Gant at / 336-721-7361


Old Salem Museums & Gardens
Reynolda House Museum of American Art
The Southern Garden History Society