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Women in Horticulture Luncheon 2022
Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York Street
Denver, Colorado 80206
(720) 865-3500

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Thursday, October 06, 2022, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM MST
Category: Fellowship Event

Women In Horticulture Luncheon

Online registration is closed as of September 22 and this event is SOLD OUT. 

This year the luncheon will take place at the beautiful Denver Botanic Gardens. Please join us for our annual tradition of celebrating women in the green industry.

There will be plenty of networking and you'll be treated with a wonderful luncheon buffet accompanied by wine. There will be gifts for all as well as door prizes. It's the perfect social event to attend and a great reward for employees who have helped your company achieve a successful year.

Lunch will be followed by a panel of women who will shed valuable insights on "How Your Career Can Bloom in the Horticulture Industry."  Come hear their stories of success!

Added Benefit:  At the conclusion of the luncheon, you'll be able to stroll through the beautiful and always changing Denver Botanic Gardens!

Luncheon Speakers: 

Bridget Blomquist, Denver Botanic Gardens
Bridget is an Associate Director of Horticulture & Curator and has worked at DBG for over 8 years, moving from a horticulturist on the staff to her current position. She designs and implements the All American Selection Garden and was instrumental in the redesign of the new Perennial Walk. She was CNGA Person of the Year in 2018.

Mandy Gerace, CGG, Syngenta Flowers

Mandy grew up in the greenhouse industry. Since 2007, she worked at Welby Gardens in Sales, Production and Marketing and then joined Syngenta Flowers in 2020 as an RNS Account Manager. Syngenta is global leader in sustainable flower production, thanks to their expertise in advanced genetics and breeding. They are a leader of the Women in Hort movement with their employee group, Syngenta Women in Flowers Team (SWIFT). Mandy is currently the president of the CNGA Board of Directors.

Lindsay Squires, Tagawa Gardens
Lindsay was named Green Profit Young Retailer of the Year in 2020. She says - “Daily business operations present untold challenges and complexities, but to keep from losing traction in the minutia, it is so important to me to keep alive a strong vision of why our shared work matters, how it betters the lives of real people and what it meaningfully creates in our communities.”  She is passionate about the topic of garden centers being seen as community centers.

Don't miss this delightful afternoon of cordial CNGA fellowship and inspirational stories by women in the industry!

We thank our sponsors:  
AgRisk AdvisorsAlameda Wholesale NurseryBFG Supply Company
Botanical Interests, Creek Side GardensEason Horticultural Resources, Echter's Nursery and Garden CenterFort Collins Nursery, Gulley GreenhouseLittle Valley Wholesale Nursery, Park Creek Nursery, Phelan GardensPlantivityTagawa Greenhouse Enterprises, The Emerald Leaf, The Tree Farm, Wadsworth ControlsWelby Gardens

Contact: Debi Borden-Miller, [email protected], 303.758.6672