Placemaking: The Intersection of People, Plants, & Gardens

Presented by the Arts & Exhibitions and Design & Planning Communities
with NC Botanical Gardens, JC Raulston Arboretum, and Duke Gardens

Chapel Hill, NC
March 30 – March 31, 2022

Public Gardens are a destination where people come to explore the splendor of plants, experience the serenity of nature, exercise in beautiful spaces, or enjoy one of our garden’s many engaging events or exhibitions. What connects each person’s visit together is the experience they have while at our gardens. The Arts & Exhibitions and Design & Planning communities will explore the process of creating quality and memorable spaces that people can explore, play, and learn in. Placemaking is a multi-faceted and collaborative approach drawing upon planning, design, interpretation, art, and engagement. Join our symposium as we share the creativity and strategies that have led to authentic connections between the people, the plants, and gardens. 

Questions about the symposium can be directed to 
Interested in sponsoring the symposium? Contact  

Planning Committee

Matt Nicollete,
Clemson University
Jeannie Perales,
The Bay Park Conservancy, Inc.
Andy Sell,
Sasaki Associates, Inc.
Megan Nesbit,
Philbrook Museum of Art
Bonnie DeRubertis,
Franklin Park Conservatory
Patrick Larkin,
PSL Consultants


Scholarship Applications are OPEN. Deadline for applications is January 31.

Registration open NOW.
Registration Fee: $350 members/$450 non-members
Late fee after March 25th of $50