Gardening Symposium

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Photos courtesy of Steve Shaw Photography, Heather Robillard, and Marian LeMay.

About the Symposium

The Massachusetts Gardening Symposium is an annual fall event presented by the Massachusetts master Gardener Association (MMGA). In keeping with our mission to engage and educate our members and the public about gardening and horticulture, the Symposium is open to gardeners of all levels, novices to Master Gardeners. Typically it is a one-day in-person event which attracts several hundred attendees who come not only to hear lectures by award-winning speakers, but also to browse our Garden Marketplace (plants, garden décor, pottery, gifts), bid on Silent Auction items (unique plants, gift cards, and more), break for an informal lunch and meet with other gardening enthusiasts throughout the day-long activities.

2021 Massachusetts Gardening Symposium

In 2021 the pandemic created the need for our Symposium- themed "Inspiration for Next Year: Specialty Gardens" to be virtual, with four lectures presented via videoconferencing over four separate days. Thank you to our presenters for their flexibility. Thank you, too, to the hundreds of home gardeners and Massachusetts MGs who participated. We hope you enjoyed learning from our accomplished speakers and took away new ideas you can put to use in your gardens in 2022 and beyond.

2022 Massachusetts Gardening Symposium

In 2022 we hope to be back to meeting face-to-face. The MMGA Symposium Committee is currently working to select a venue, chose a theme, and recruit 2022 speakers. We are hoping to open up registration in mid-spring.

Details of the 2022 Symposium and other MMGA educational programs are announced in our free monthly newsletter, The Dirt. If you are not already a subscriber you can sign up here.

We look forward to seeing you at our 2022 event!

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