Conferences

Men talking in front of sign for 2013 Master Gardener conference

Explore horticulture sites, learn about the newest happenings in gardening, and celebrate fellow MGs during award programs.

2019 Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Conference

The 36th Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Conference will be held October 20-23 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando, Lake Buena Vista South.

Registration is now open!

Each year, Master Gardener volunteers from all parts of Florida converge to network and catch up with the newest happenings in Florida gardening.

Master Gardener volunteers are recognized at the annual state conference for both their years of service and with specific awards. The success of the Master Gardener Volunteer Program would not be possible without the volunteers' great contributions.  We thank each of our volunteers and especially recognize those who go above and beyond in their volunteering capacity.

The classes that you will be attending are advanced Master Gardener Volunteer topics in the areas of wildlife and invasives, soils and diagnostics, horticulture and gardens, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™, and more. There will be great new things to learn and training to brush up on, too.

Book Your Room Today

We encourage you to make your hotel reservation early before the MGV room block fills.

Included in the group rate are:

  • Complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast from 6:30am-9:30am weekdays and 7:00am-10:30am weekends
  • Hotel Reception from 5:30pm-7:30pm each evening
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary self-parking

Optional Field Trips

Sunday, October 20th, 12:30pm–5:00pm

Sign-up will be on the conference registration form, opening mid-July. But you can read descriptions now of the three different field trips from which to choose.

Sponsorship Opportunities

This conference would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors. Increase your organization's brand recognition and exposure to Master Gardener Volunteers by becoming a sponsor today.

Other Conferences

International Master Gardener Conference

The International Master Gardener Conference (IMGC) has been held every two years since 1987. The IMGC provides an opportunity for Master Gardener volunteers and State and County coordinators to come together and learn through seminars and tours, celebrate successes through the International Search for Excellence Program, and meet and network with Master Gardener volunteers, faculty and staff from across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and South Korea.

Master Gardener Leadership School

Volunteer program leaders from throughout the state were invited by the Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program to learn about leadership techniques, exchange ideas, and become energized through networking. Learn more

District Conferences

The state is divided into four regional districts: Central, Northeast, Northwest, and South Central. These events bring together area Master Gardener volunteers, horticultural professionals, and UF/IFAS faculty and specialists.