2020 Symposium

2020 Massachusetts Gardening Symposium

“Inspiration for Next Year: Specialty Gardens”

Saturday, October 3, 2020, 8:30 AM-3:30 PM

Westford Academy,  Westford, MA


This year marks the 5th anniversary of the MMGA Gardening Symposium. To celebrate we’ve assembled a group of award-winning  horticulturists and garden designers, each with special expertise in a different style of gardening. In addition to their presentations, speakers will be available to meet and greet you during breaks and lunch.

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

We hope the “Inspiration” you take away from our 2020 Symposium becomes your 2021 reality!

KEN DRUSE, celebrated lecturer and award-winning writer, photographer and author of 20 garden books

LEARN HOW to bring botanical fragrance into your garden and life to stimulate the senses and soothe and restore the spirit.

JEFF EPPING, “environmentally conscious gardener” and
Director of Horticulture at Ulbricht Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI

LEARN HOW to create an earth-friendly gravel garden that requires less water, mulch, energy, chemicals and labor – but gives back so much more.

JOHN LONSDALE, PhD., British-born Pennsylvania horticulturist  and nurseryman specializing in unique bulbs

LEARN HOW to choose, cultivate and propagate uncommon and beautiful bulbs for shade and sun, fall and spring.

ELLEN ZACHOS, “backyard forager,” podcaster, horticulturist, and author of seven books

LEARN HOW to feed both body and soul by growing ornamental plants that are beautiful and delicious!

Our 2019 Symposium sold out more than a month in advance.

We encourage you to register soon. 

Early Bird pricing is in effect thru August 22.

Registration closes September 19.


Make it a weekend! Stay over Friday, October 2 and/or Saturday, October 3.
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) 391-1555

Residence Inn by Marriott (3.3. mis.)

7 Lan Dr., Westford,  (978) 392-1407

REGISTRATION: Early Bird pricing $85.00 per person through August 22, 2020; August 23 thru September 19, $100.00 per person. Includes lectures, admission to Garden Marketplace and Silent Auction, box lunch and complimentary parking.

To register guests, please complete a separate 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.

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


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