Monday, May 11

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Visitor’s Center Gallery

This event is made possible by the Pauline J. and John R. Cook Lecture Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois.


Join us on Monday, May 11 at 5:30 PM for Mark Dwyer’s presentation, Cool Plants And Hot Garden Trends For 2020! With eager anticipation, we await the gardening season in earnest after a typical Midwest winter.  With so many wonderful plants, gardening tools and fun trends available to the home gardener, it is always nice to get our “fix” early so we are poised and ready for the gardening season.  We’ll enjoy seeing some of the neatest plants becoming available and examine a wide range of gardening ideas and trends for possible inclusion in our own gardens!

Biography – Mark Dwyer operates Landscape Prescriptions by MD (, a landscape design and horticultural consulting business in Janesville, WI.  He has degrees in landscape architecture (University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana) and urban forestry (UW-Stevens Point) and prior to his current endeavor, was the Director of Horticulture at Rotary Botanical Gardens (Janesville, WI) for 21 years.  Mark’s true passion is obtaining, growing, observing, photographing and enjoying all types of plants!