Ohio Area Meeting

20 August 2019 - 20 August 2019

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden will host an IPPS-ER area meeting on Tuesday, August 20th. Tour the zoo's many and varied garden exhibits, listen to top-notch speakers then tour Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum to round out the day.  

Speakers include Rick Grazzini, Executive Director of Garden Genetics on Plant Breeding and Grower Profitability;  Valerie Pence, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and Center for Research of Endangered Wildlife on Saving Plant Species Through Propagation, Megan Philpott, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Center for Research of Endangered Wildlife on Cryogenic Preservation of Seeds; Jeff Martindell, Decker’s Nursery on Foliar IBA Hormone Cost Analysis and Results;  Steve Foltz, CZBG, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden: Our Role as a Botanical Garden;  and Ben Hughes, AG 3, Inc., Tissue Culture Research & Development Updates.

The day will end with an optional "after party" at the Taft Ale House. A fantastic opportunity to learn something new, see great plants and make new connections!  Download the registration form HERE.     

Thank you to our generous sponsors: Decker’s Nursery, Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, Natorp’s Nursery, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Garden Genetics and AG3.  Scroll down for details!



  • Decker's Nursery

    Providing local and national retail and growers with the highest quality wholesale shrub liners, specialty conifer grafts, and finished material.

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  • Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum

    The 733-acre garden serves as an incredibly beautiful horticultural educational facility for the Cincinnati community and for the region as a whole.

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  • Natorp's Nursery

    Natorp's Nursery houses over 1,000,000 plants and is the largest nursery in the area.

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  • Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

    This second oldest zoo in the U.S., considered one of the best in the country, is most renowned for its endangered species and birthing programs as well as it's spectacular plantings.

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  • Garden Genetics

    The breeding behind your favorite varieties.

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  • AG3, Inc.

    AG 3, Inc. is a tissue culture liner producer specializing in perennials, grasses, hosta, bulbs, tropical foliage and carnivorous plants.

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