Master Gardeners of York County

17th Annual Joy of Gardening Symposium

Cultivate the Garden Within

Saturday, February 25, 2023

8 AM - 4 PM

Early-bird registration starts November 1, 2022

All gardeners, experienced or beginner, have encountered moments that have challenged their knowledge and skills. In fact, most of us seek out these challenges in our quest to grow plants that are either today's exciting new varieties or yesterday's favorites from grandma's garden.

This year's Joy of Gardening Symposium presents a roster of experts who can help you meet those challenges. Drawing from their expertise in horticulture and research, they will help to revitalize your inner gardener.

We invite you to join us for educational and engaging presentations, garden inspiration, fellowship, food, and garden-theme shopping. Silent auction and door prizes, too!

Dale Wheeler Johnston Scholarship Program

In honor of their founding president Dale Wheeler Johnston, the Southern Roots Garden Club of Mecklenburg County has awarded a grant to the Master Gardeners of York County to foster an interest in gardening among young adults and to encourage environmental awareness in our community. The grant will be used to award complementary admission to up to four high school students to attend Cultivate the Garden Within, the 17th Annual Joy of Gardening Symposium. Grant application information can be found here.