Master Gardeners of York County

18th Annual Joy of Gardening Symposium

The Art & Science of Gardening

Saturday, February 24, 2024

8 AM - 4 PM

Early Bird Registration starts December 1, 2023

All gardeners, experienced or beginner, have encountered moments that have challenged their knowledge and skills.  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 must-have-it shopping.  Silent auction and door prizes, too!

This annual event is organized and presented by dedicated master gardener volunteers.  We look forward to welcoming you!

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 college students to attend The Art & Science of Gardening, the 18th Annual Joy of Gardening Symposium.  Grant application information can be found here.