Dr. Allen Owings Regional Horticulture Symposium

March 9, 2018

Dr. Allen Owings presents a regional horticulture symposium. There is limited seating for only 150 gardeners. Call 938-5402 to register. Cost is $40 per person.

Sponsored by
Gulf District ARS
South Central District ARS
NW Louisiana Master Gardeners Association

8:00 am Registration
Program 9 am until 3 pm


Bill Welch, Texas A&M Landscape Horticulturist – Heirloom Perennials and Southern Heritage Plants
Greg Grant, Texas A&M County Horticulture Agent – Rustling Roses
Buddy Lee, Director Plant Innovations, Plant Development Services – Encore Azaleas
Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter Horticulture Specialist – LSU AgCenter Louisiana Super Plant
Pat Shanley, President - American Rose Society - Why ARS? and American Garden Rose Selections
David Creech, Director - Stephen F. Austin Gardens – Must Have Trees for Us
Frank Hover – Consulting Rosarian, Shreveport Rose Society - Ten Keys to Successful Roses

Table Exhibits: 

Home Vegetable Gardening Tips, Soil Testing, Shreveport Rose Society, Gulf District – American Rose Society, American Rose Society, Heritage Rose Foundation, American Garden Rose Selections, American Rose Trials for Sustainability, Encore Azaleas, Southern Living Plant Collection, ARC Great Garden Restoration Project (2017-2022)

Book Signings:

The Rose Rustlers by Greg Grant and Bill Welch
Antique Roses for the South by Bill Welch
Heirloom Gardening in the South by Felder Rushing, Bill Welch and Greg Grant


Pre-registration required. LIMITED seating for 150 gardeners. Registration Fee - $40
American Rose Society is handling registration. Deadline March 1st or until full.
Contact: Carol

Lunch, Handouts, Free 4 month trial membership to American Rose Society for non-members.

Dr. Allen Owings Regional Horticulture Symposium