Now Open to the General Public! The 2019 Garden Conference is open to all Master Gardeners, Gardeners, Green
Industry Professionals and Consumers.
Our Conference Speakers include
Dr. Michael Dirr, Professor Emeritus University of Georgia
globally recognized as “the expert” on woody plants;
Dr. K. Coder, Professor Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
and a world renowned expert on urban trees;
Mary Lynn Beckley, Executive Director Georgia Urban Forest Council,
will present Georgia Landmark & Historic Trees;
The Nichols Brothers, owners of Mr. Maple Nursery
will speak on Japanese Maple selections and their travels in Japan;
Mark Maher, with Southern Living
will share new plant introductions!
Sheri Dorn, UGA Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program Coordinator
will speak on Plants & People: Connections for the Future
The tours this year will be free and will include
Tours: Friday, October 18th
The “Native Plant Garden” at the Museum of Arts and Science
“Connect to Protect Garden” at the Rosehill Historic Cemetery
Tours Sunday, October 20th
Massee Lane Gardens in Ft. Valley, Georgia, a designated International Camellia Society’s “Garden of Excellence." Massee Lane Gardens has one of the world’s finest collections of camellias spread out on a nine-acre trek with brick walkways around the trees for easy viewing.
“Royal Gardens” in Elko, Georgia. Ms. Royal will be on hand to answer questions about the gardens during the self-guided tour between the hours of 9am to 2pm. This garden furnishes flowers to the local florist and to the Perry Farmers Market.