2019 Symposium


“Inspiration for Next Year’s Garden”

2019 Massachusetts Gardening Symposium 

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 8:30 AM – 3:45 PM 

Westford Academy. Westford, MA 

For our 2019 Gardening Symposium we’ve assembled a group of horticulturists and garden designers whose innovative work is widely recognized. In addition to their presentations, speakers will be available to meet and greet you during breaks and for book signing.

Who should attend? Gardeners of all levels of experience, novices to Master Gardeners.

We hope the “Inspiration” you take away from the 2019 Symposium becomes your 2020 reality!

FERGUS GARRETT, Head Gardener at Great Dixter House & Gardens, East Sussex, England,
and horticultural heir to legendary designer Christopher Lloyd

 LEARN HOW to design with plants “the Great Dixter way,” keeping the garden constantly changing throughout the seasons by experimenting with new plants and plant combinations

JACQUELINE VAN DER KLOET, Dutch garden designer, Piet Oudolf associate,
and designer of Martha Stewart’s iconic 120,000 blue-bulb linden allée

LEARN HOW to interplant Dutch tulips and other spring-flowering bulbs with annuals and perennials in naturalistic displays that delight the eye and extend the seasons.

PAUL ZAMMIT, Director of Horticulture at the Toronto Botanical Garden,
gardening columnist and Perennial Plant Association award-winner

LEARN HOW to create an eye-catching and lasting planter that transcends the seasons, including favorite choice plants, container combinations, and planter accents.

MATT MATTUS, award-winning plantsman, blogger
and author of newly-published book Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening

LEARN about the history of vegetables as well as proven and new ways to raise veggies organically in our challenging New England climate.


Given our unique group of speakers,

we expect the 2019 Symposium to fill up fast.

We encourage you to register soon

Early Bird pricing is in effect now!


Make it a weekend! Stay over Friday, September 27, and/or Saturday, September 28. The following hotels are less than 4 miles from Westford Academy:

Westford Regency Inn and Conference Center (3.1 mis.)
219 Littleton Rd., Westford, (978) 692-8200

Hampton Inn & Suites (3.3 mis.)
9 Nixon Rd., Westford, (978) 392-1555

Residence Inn by Marriott (3.3 mis.)
7 Lan Dr., Westford, (978) 392-1407

REGISTRATION: Early Bird pricing $85.00 per person thru August 17, 2019; August 18-September 22, $100.00 per person. Includes lectures, admission to our Garden Marketplace and Silent Auction, box lunch and complimentary parking.

To register guests, please complete a separate online registration form for each person you are registering: Fill out the first page of the online form using the guest’s name, email address, street address, lunch selection etc.; on the second page of the form, use your own personal payment information. Please use a different email address for each guest you register. For questions, contact us at SympInfo@MassMasterGardeners.org.

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