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.

Florida Master Gardener Conference

Each year, Master Gardeners 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 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 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.

2017 Conference

The 35th Florida Master Gardener Conference will be held October 15-18, 2017 at the St. Johns County Convention Center at Renaissance World Golf Village in beautiful St. Augustine, Florida.

We have UF/IFAS experts ready to present on topics that you have requested. There will be 20 concurrent sessions to choose from in four different tracks covering general horticulture, gardening, diagnostics and Florida-Friendly Landscaping™. We know that Master Gardeners are experiential learners and enjoy getting their hands dirty, so we will have more opportunities to dive into the material included in the talks.

Please consider attending one of our excellent pre-tours. There are three options: visiting Old St. Augustine to learn about the ethnobotany of Florida's first settlers, a tour of the Washington Oaks State Park Botanical garden and beach, or discovering the rich agricultural background of St. Johns County.

Learn more at the UF/IFAS Office of Conferences and Institutes website.

District Conferences

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

Southern Region Master Gardener Conference

The Southern Master Gardener region is comprised of thirteen states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Every other year these states come together and hold a regional conference to educate Master Gardeners and coordinators on southern specific horticulture information. At the 2014 conference in Louisiana, Texas accepted the bid to host the 2016 Southern Region Master Gardener conference. More information to come.

2017 International Master Gardener Conference logoInternational Master Gardener Conference

The International Master Gardener Conference (IMGC) has been held every two years since 1987. The IMGC provides an opportunity for Master Gardeners 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.

In Oregon State University Extension Master Gardener Program and the Oregon Master Gardener Association will host the 2017 International Master Gardener Conference at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, July 10-14, 2017. Visit their website