The Garden Club Federation of Maine is sponsoring a Native Plant Symposium at the McLaughlin Garden onAugust 29. Lectures will cover plant identification, native plants in gardens, herbariums, preservation of natural areas and more. The all day conference will include a tour of the McLaughlin Garden and an optional field trip to a private garden. The fee is $20 for Garden Club Federation of Maine and McLaughlin Garden members. The public may register for $30. Lunch may be ordered for an additional $20 or you may bring your own. The registration deadline is August 21. Please contact the McLaughlin Garden or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a registration form.