Now in our sixth year, the goal of the Cleveland Pollinator and Native Plant Symposium is to educate and inspire homeowners, garden clubs, landscape architects and designers, horticulturists, botanists, naturalists, educators, conservationists and anyone eager to learn about creating pollinator and wildlife habitats using native plants and trees to promote biodiversity and ecological resilience.
Join in the conversation with national and regional experts to increase your knowledge of pollinators, native plants and planting designs that are robust and form ecologically valuable alliances. Our focus is on shifting traditional horticultural practices to creating landscapes for beauty, biodiversity, and a sustainable ecosystem. The program encourages participants to connect, exchange ideas and share information with each other and the speakers.
In 2015, nationally recognized landscape designer and Northeast Ohio resident Ann Cicarella founded the Cleveland Pollinator and Native Plant Symposium to raise awareness and provide information about the importance of native plants in our planned gardens. An avid beekeeper, Ann is an advocate for planting backyard nectar and pollen sources to help sustain the endangered monarch butterfly and declining bee populations.