Master Gardeners of York County

16th Annual Joy of Gardening Symposium

Garden Inspired!

Saturday, February 26, 2022

8 AM - 4 PM

Now that we have had an opportunity to catch our breaths and reflect on this exciting gardening event, we hope our friends who attended the Joy of Gardening Symposium were inspired, learned something new, had fun and perhaps even won a door prize. Thank you for coming and supporting the Master Gardeners of York County community service programs. We look forward to your joining us at Symposium 2023!

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. You will also get tips on gardening for the young at heart.

In addition to educational and entertaining presentations, your day will include lunch, a wide variety of garden-related shopping, great door prizes and a silent auction. We invite you to spend the day with us!

New Scholarship Program in 2022!

In honor of their founding president Dale Wheeler Johnston, the Southern Roots Garden Club of Mecklenburg County has given 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 4 high school students to attend Garden Inspired!, the 16th Annual Joy of Gardening Symposium. Grant application information can be found here.