SATURDAY OCTOBER 20, 2018 9 am-3 pm
(Early Bird tickets go on sale June 2018)



Kerry Ann Mendez, owner of Perennially Yours, is dedicated to teaching the art of high-impact, low-maintenance flower gardening and landscaping. As a garden consultant, designer, author and lecturer, she focuses on time-saving gardening techniques, workhorse plants and sustainable practices. She has been featured in numerous magazines including Horticulture, Fine Gardening, Garden Gate and Better Homes and Gardens’ Garden Ideas & Outdoor living.  Mendez has over 25 years of speaking experience and enjoys mixing humor with practical information. She has written three top-selling gardening books with a fourth book being released in February 2018. Her most recent book, The Right-Size Garden: Simplify Your Outdoor Space with Smart Design Solutions and Plant Choices. It provides time-tested solutions for busy and maturing gardeners.  Visit Kerry’s website Perennially Yours at

Jack Barnwell is an award- winning garden designer, author, and owner of C3 Gardens of Southwest Florida as well as Barnwell Landscape and Garden in Mackinac, Michigan. As owner of Barnwell Landscape and Garden Inc., Jack has over 20 years of experience creating breathtaking commercial and private garden displays. His newest venture with partner Tom Smith, C3 Gardens, is already gaining recognition as one of the most exciting new companies in the Naples/Marco Island area of Florida.  Jack’s plantings received top honors at the Cincinnati Flower Show, taking home a Best in Show award, and his work has been featured in many publications  As a consultant for Proven Winners, he contributes to the design of beautiful gardens at prestigious commercial properties all over the United States. C3 Garden’s website is

Scott Beuerlein, after running his own landscaping business, joined the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in 2010, where he is heavily involved with plant trialing, education and outreach. He worked closely with Steve Foltz, Director of Horticulture at the Zoo, to produce three highly regarded yearly symposiums: Plant Trials Day, Sustainable Urban Landscapes Symposium, and Native Plant Symposium. These programs have all drawn over 200 attendees from several states and have all been very highly received. In addition to his work at CZBG, Scott helped launch Taking Root, a grass roots tree planting initiative. He chairs the Boone County Arboretum Collections Committee, and is Past-President of the Cincinnati Flower Growers Association, Past Chair of the Northern Kentucky Urban and Community Forestry Council, and Past Chair of the Civic Garden Center’s Rare Plant Auction.

Emmy nominated Chef Nathan Lyon is known to television viewers across the country for his simple, innovative cuisine featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients. Chef and co-host of Growing a Greener World (PBS) and host of Good Food America with Nathan Lyon (Veria), Nathan was the creator and host of A Lyon in the Kitchen (Discovery Health and Fit TV), among the final four on the second season of The Next Food Network Star, and appeared as a guest chef and expert on Home Made Simple (TLC) and Real Simple Real Life (TLC).  Nathan’s cookbook, Great Food Starts Fresh, has been quoted by Alice Waters, Graham Kerr, Curtis Stone and Jamie Oliver and made the Washington Post’s esteemed “Top Cookbooks” list. He received an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Culinary Host” in 2013. He is a Sustainable Seafood Ambassador with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, a Culinary Ambassador with the City of Hope and has cooked at numerous nonprofits such as the Clinton Foundation.