Garden Expo

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 UW-Manitowoc’s Office of Continuing Education, 

in collaboration with the UW-Extension Master Gardeners present the second annual,

Garden Expo
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Doors open at 8:30 am, expo 9:00 am - 2:30 pm


$12 in advance. Tickets are available at UW-Manitowoc or Festival Foods in Manitowoc.

Class Itinerary

1st presentation hour
Landscape Design Like a Pro: 9 am – 9:50 am
Hot New Plants and Garden Trends for 2017: 9 am – 9:50 am

2nd presentation hour
Perennials in Containers: 10 am - 10:50 am
Building a Bulb Garden: 10 am - 10:50 am

3rd presentation hour
A Short History of West of the Lake Gardens: 11 am – 11:50 noon
Perennials in Containers: 11 am – 11:50 noon

4th presentation hour
TBA: 12 am – 12:50 pm
Landscape Design Like a Pro: 12 am – 12:50 pm

Lunch available for purchase through the University cafeteria (11 am – 1 pm)
Keynote speaker (Benjamin Futa): 1 pm – 2:30 pm

All classes are held in the County Board Room or University Theatre for your convenience.

Keynote Speaker

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Benjamin Futa, Garden Director at The Allen Centennial Garden

"Brown is a Color Too"

The keynote speaker for the event is Benjamin Futa, Garden Director at The Allen Centennial Garden, presenting “Brown is a Color Too.” Benjamin Futa is a life-long gardener from South Bend, Indiana. Above all, Ben is passionate for connecting people to plants through public gardens. He was featured as an emerging leader in American horticulture in the April 2014 issue of Organic Gardening magazine. Ben recently accepted the position as Garden Director of the Allen Centennial Garden at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (May 2015). The Allen Centennial Garden is the artful living laboratory of the Horticulture department at UW-Madison providing authentic and meaningful learning experiences for the entire University of Wisconsin and surrounding communities. Prior to this role, Ben worked at Fernwood Botanical Garden in Southwest Michigan as the Head of Horticulture and Manager of Member and Donor Relations.


Vendors will also be available for your
home and garden needs!



For more information contact Suzanne Lawrence, MA, Regional Director of Continuing Education, N.E. Region, at (920) 683-4702 or



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