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16th Annual Symposium
The Greater Greenville Master Gardeners Association
of South Carolina

Ideas for an Inspiring Garden
Saturday, February 11, 2017
TD Convention Center, Greenville, SC

Although it’s difficult to think about the other side of the holidays and the 2017 symposium will not take place until February 11, 2017, the committee has been hard at work, determined to make his one the best ever.

Tickets to win the beautiful artwork have already been on sale, and will continue to be so through the morning of the symposium.

Speakers, some new to us and some former favorites, have been chosen. Kelly Norris from Des Moines will be the keynote speaker and also present a breakout session. Gary Smith, an artist and landscape designer whose work can be experienced locally at the Southern Highlands Reserve and in the new children’s garden at Daniel Stowe, as well as Bill Thomas, Executive Director and Head Gardener at Chanticleer, will also be featured speakers. The breakout speakers, including Ted Stephens from Nurseries Caroliniana, Pam Beck, Eliza Lord, and Kelly Norris with their topics
will make your choices difficult.

The brochure is available (below) for downloading/printing. Do not hesitate to print and mail-in....because we expect to be sold out before January.

Click here to access and download the Registration Brochure for the GGMG 2017 Symposium.


Jordan Franklin, Master Gardener Coordinator and Consumer Horticulture Agent for Greenville County, is offering a series of Brown Bag Lunches for Master Gardeners and their guests. These talks will be presented in the Extension Office Meeting Room, and because seating space is limited, attendees will be asked to register; however, all events are free.

Master Gardeners will be invited via our usual email system;  please feel free to bring non-MG guests.

Watch this space for the date and topic as we present the scheduled talks.

For November and January, Jordan plans the following:

Nov. 15 – Preparing the Garden for Winter
Jan. 17 – Garden & Landscape Planning

Please do not register earlier than two weeks prior to the scheduled date. And, please note that topics and dates are subject to change.

April 29, 2017 – GGMG Plant Sale

Check this space in early 2017 for more information about this much-anticipated opportunity to purchase plants grown by Greater Greenville Master Gardeners.


Don’t forget to check the GGMG Google Calendar (via the Member Center tab) to keep track of upcoming GGMG meetings and activities!
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Senior Action Center
50 Directors Drive, Greenville, SC 29615

  • Wed., Oct. 19, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
    Forcing Amaryllis and Paperwhite Bulbs – by Sallie White

  • Wed., Nov. 16, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
    Building a Cold Frame – by Suzy Boghani

Simpsonville Public Library
626 NE Main St., Simpsonville, SC

  • Tues., Oct. 18, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Carolina Fence Garden – by Donna Hopkins

Augusta Road Library
100 Lydia Street, Greenville, SC

  • Thurs., Oct. 20, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Getting Ready for Fall From the Outside In –
    by Hedy Dreskin

Taylors Library
316 W Main St,, Taylors, SC

  • Mon., Oct. 24, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Wicked Plants – by Polly Powell

Mauldin Public Library
800 W. Butler Road, Greenville, SC

  • Wed., Nov. 2, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    Weed Identification and Management –
    by Bobbi Anderson

  • Thur., Nov. 17, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    The Joys of Winter Gardens –
    by Karen LaFleur Stewart

All dates are subject to change!  Please check with the library for cancellations or scheduling changes.


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