Seminars & Events

For your added knowledge and enjoyment, Plantscape offers FREE seminars and special events throughout the year.  Presentations are made here at Plantscape in our seminar building located behind the garden center building.

The seminar building is also available for meetings at no charge. Contact us to arrange date and time.


October Seminar: “Trees

for Southern Illinois”

       Saturday, October 12, 10 a.m.

         Presented by Sonja Lallemand, Horticulturist

   Trees are so important for people and the environment.  Today every article, seminar and workshop on landscaping or conservation emphasizes the use of trees. They are all around us and many are in decline.  Join us Saturday, October 12, at 10:00 a.m. for an interesting and important seminar on trees presented by horticulturist Sonja Lallemand and learn the basics so your trees will become showpieces. She will discuss how to choose trees, the proper way to plant and care for shade and ornamental trees, what are the best trees for southern Illinois, and what to do when trees are under stress.  

    The discussion will include a PowerPoint presentation and handouts. Questions about trees will also be discussed. Sonja is a retired horticulture educator with many years’ experience and is very knowledgeable about plants of all types.  Call 942-4865 or email us at to reserve a seat for this free presentation so we will know how many people to expect. Join us for this important discussion on the benefits of trees and how you can help the environment and improve your home landscape.







October 5 - October 13

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November Seminar: “Attracting Wild Birds to Your Feeder”

Saturday, November 23, 10:00 a.m.

Presented by Vicki Lang-Mendenhall

 Learn how to attract and recognize the birds at your feeders by attending this very informative seminar presented by Vicki Lang-Mendenhall of the Southern Illinois Audubon Society on Saturday, November 23, at 10:00 a.m. here at Plantscape.  She is an avid birder who enjoys spending time outdoors and is program coordinator for the therapeutic recreation program at Touch of Nature, as well as vice-president of the Southern Illinois Audubon Society. She will present a PowerPoint presentation on how to attract birds to your feeders, what types to expect, identification of birds in southern Illinois, recommended food and feeders, and the importance of water and suet in an all-round wild bird feeding program.  Handouts will be available and a question and answer session will follow the seminar.     

    The seminar is free of charge but please register by calling 942-4865 or email us at so we will know how many people to expect.  Join us for this very informative seminar by a local wild bird expert.