2019 Symposium


2019 Massachusetts Gardening Symposium

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 8:00 AM-3:45 PM

Westford Academy, 30 Patten Rd., Westford, MA


For a list of the most commonly asked questions, including driving directions to Westford Academy, click here.
For a copy of the Symposium program, click here

Westford Academy, 30 Patten, Westford MA

• Westford Academy’s address is 30 Patten Rd., Westford, MA.
• Symposium hours are 8:00-3:45. Please plan to arrive on time 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.

Lectures are scheduled as follows:

9:15-10:15– Jacqueline van der Kloet, “Magical Mixes”

10:45-11:45 – Paul Zammit, “Container Gardening: Four Seasons of Interest”

12:45-1:45 – Matt Mattus, “Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening”

2:15-3:30 – Fergus Garrett, “Designing with Plants the Great Dixter Way”

Key information:

  •  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 the Check-In Table to pick up your badge.
  •  Based on the sandwich you selected when you registered, your lunch is all set. Light snacks and beverages will also be available starting at 8:00 AM and for the mid-morning and afternoon breaks.
  •  You must be present to claim Silent Auction items and door prizes. Winning Silent Auction bids will be announced at 1:45-2:15; door prize winners will be drawn and announced at 12:30 and more winners at 3:30.
  • Some of the vendors in our Garden Marketplace do 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 cards.
  • For everyone’s safety and security, vendors cannot store purchases for you. Please plan to put all purchases in your car during one of the breaks. Plants cannot be brought into the auditorium. The MMGA cannot be responsible for purchases or personal belongings left in public areas.

Click here for a detailed fact sheet or here or here for the Symposium program.

Still have questions?
Email us at SympInfo@massmastergardeners.org


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