The 13th Annual Joy of Gardening Symposium was held on Saturday, February 24th, 2018 at the Gateway Conference Center in Richburg, SC.  The following is an outline of the speakers and topics.

Opening Keynote by Allan Armitage Naked Ladies and Forget-Me-Nots

Session A
1.  Allen ArmitageGreat Plants for the Piedmont
2.  Bill RogersBirds in Your Beds
3.  Paul ThompsonInsect Friends and Foes in the Vegetable Garden

Session B
1.  Todd BeasleyCultural, Environmental, and Biological Challenges in the Garden
2.  Andy RollinsSecrets of Fruit Growing
3.  Paul ThompsonNative Plants That Thrive in the Shade

Closing Keynote by Patrick Larkin 
The Role of Public Gardens in a Changing World