Rhonda is a native Californian with Southern roots living in Minnesota. She is a writer and Master Gardener who’s learned to bloom where she’s planted. Author of Pollinator Friendly Gardening: Gardening for Bees, Butterflies and Other Pollinators.
Paul Hervey-Brookes is a well-respected designer who has built a strong reputation for landscapes and gardens that are classically English relying on planting schemes to create spaces and rich, multi-layered habitats.
Thor Hanson is a Guggenheim Fellow, Switzer Environmental Fellow, and winner of the John Burroughs Medal for distinguished nature writing. His books include THE TRIUMPH OF SEEDS, FEATHERS, and THE IMPENETRABLE FOREST.
Saxon Holt is a professional garden photographer who has been photographing gardens for 25 years and lectures about the importance of "seeing" the essence of a garden.
He is also the Photography Program Director at San Francisco Botanical Garden
Garden writer, speaker, Master Gardener, herbalist,gardening magazine editor, featured on local television.
Author of the recently released book Pollinators of Native Plants, Heather Holm owns a Minnesota-based landscape design and consulting business specializing in native landscapes. She passionately speaks about native plants, pollinators, and design.
Robin's diverse, knowledgeable, down-to-earth speaking style provides audiences with fun and fantastic learning experiences. She has farmed in rural Virginia, ranched Northern California, cultivated in Los Angeles, and put down roots in Seattle, WA.
National speaker and award-winning author EVELYN HADDEN showcases the diverse beauties and rewards of nature-friendly, soul-satisfying landscapes with less lawn.
Allen Hirsh is a plant cold hardiness scientist, ex-nurseryman and exotic gardener in Silver Spring, MD. His unusual background enables him to lecture in depth on both interesting plants and winter challenges in the garden.