The Greenbrier Resort / White Sulphur Springs, WV

Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • Saturday, September 8, 2018

  • Event was held at The Greenbrier Resort, in White Sulphur Springs, WV

  • Held in the Greenbrier’s Taft Meeting Room, the event was sold out with just over 100 attendees

  • Presenters were Tom Ewing who presented The Proven Winners Story and How Plants Become a Proven Winners; Evan Elenbaas from Walter’s Gardens presented new Proven Winners perennials Designed Into the Greenbrier’s Proven Winners Botanical Trail projects; Jane Beggs-Joles from Spring Meadow Nursery presented new shrub introductions Designed Into the Greenbrier’s Proven Winners Botanical Trail projects; Scott Barnitz from Bob’s Market & Greenhouses discussed the Finished Plant Production Process; and Vectorworks’ Eric Gilbey discussed Integrating Sustainable Site Design with Technology

  • Afternoon presenters included Jason Testman, PLA, LEED AP BD+C, Landscaper Division Manager with West Virginia’s TerraCare Inc., shared an overview of their impressive Landscape Redesign Project at the West Virginia State Capital Complex; and Zeke Cooper, PLA, ASLA, Business Development Manager with DreamCatcher Hotels, spoke on his landscape design experience at Harrah's Cherokee Resort & Casino and highlighted his work this year designing the gardens at the Greenbrier, including the Proven Winners Signature Garden at the Greenbrier's north entrance

  • The day finished with a discussion from Curtis Webb, Greenbrier’s Director of Grounds, who spoke on The Importance of the Landscape Showcase at The Greenbrier. Curtis finished with the day’s highlight -  a walking tour of the beautiful grounds and Proven Winners Signature Garden at the Greenbrier Resort

  • On display were popular, quality Proven Winners plants grown by Saunders Brothers Nursery in Virginia. Saunders Brothers’ Doug Larimer and Sean Sullivan were on hand to answer questions

  • CEU Credits were available for WVNLA, APLD, and LA CES/ASLA
  • Attendees were treated to a Greenbrier box lunch

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