2017 Gardening Symposium


“Inspiration for Next Year’s Garden”

2017 Massachusetts Gardening Symposium

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Westford Academy, Westford, MA



For a complete list of the most commonly asked questions, including driving directions to Westford Academy, click here to read, print or download.

Westford Academy, 30 Patten Rd., Westford, MA

Westford Academy, 30 Patten Rd., Westford, MA


Here are a few of the most important things registrants need to know:

  •  Westford Academy’s address is 30 Patten Rd., Westford, MA.
  • Symposium hours are 8:30-3:30. Please plan to arrive by 8:30 so you can check in, have some light morning refreshments, visit our Garden Marketplace and Silent Auction table, and grab a seat in the auditorium by 9:00 AM. Following brief opening remarks, our first presentation (David L. Culp, “Perennials: The Best Plants of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”) will start promptly at 9:15.
  • There is ample free parking, including handicapped-accessible spots. MMGA volunteers will be in the parking lot to direct you.
  • You do not need a ticket. Just stop at our Check-In Table to pick up your packet.
  • Based on what sandwich you selected when you registered, lunch is all set. Light snacks and beverages will also be available at mid-morning and afternoon breaks.
  • You must be present to win Silent Auction items and door prizes. Winning Silent Auction bids will be announced at 1:45-2:15; door prize winners will be drawn at 12:30-12:45 and more at 3:15-3:30.
  • Some of the vendors in our Garden Marketplace may not have the ability to accept credit or debit cards. You are encouraged to bring a bit of cash or your checkbook. The Silent Auction will accept cash, checks or credit/debit cards.

Click here for detailed fact sheet.

Still have questions?

Email us at SympInfo@massmastergardeners.org

We look forward to seeing you at the Symposium this Saturday.

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