It is an honor to invite you to Holliston, Massachusetts for the 2017 America in Bloom Symposium & Awards Celebration. You will be joining us at a great time - the peak of fall color! Holliston is a 5-Bloom AIB community steeped in rich New England traditions. We protect our historic architecture, our open spaces, and farms. The Holliston you will see is reminiscent of Holliston of yesterday - but with the flair of a contemporary Boston suburb. Over the past few years, America in Bloom has provided us the tools to put the shine on our community. Flowers have built bridges between businesses, residents, and local organizations. Our rail trail brings people together in the fresh, open air. We plant pride with our great horticulture, our enchanting history, and our big hearts.
As we are very near Boston, we are eager for you to experience the remarkable heritage that surrounds us. You will have the opportunity to visit Mount Auburn Cemetery and spend the early evening in the historic center of Boston with time to dine in some of the exceptional restaurants there. You will have the option in the Pre-Symposium educational tours to visit some unique horticultural showplaces in the area with our brilliant fall colors all around you.
This year, an exceptional line-up of educational sessions and tours have been planned
. The Friday keynote presentation will kickoff the educational program by giving insight into the important role of historic preservation. The panel presentations will offer inspiration you can take home. There will be lots of time for networking with our Showcase of Innovation vendors as well as with each other. And, of course, lots of time to celebrate
The Holliston Host Committee