IMGC 2021 Registration is now open!
Leading researchers. Industry experts. Master Gardeners from across the nation. Six days of tours, workshops, and education in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Join us September 12-17, 2021 in Norfolk Virginia!
Message From The State Coordinator
Hi, I’m Kathleen Reed the State Coordinator for the Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program. We are so excited to invite you to join us in Virginia for IMGC 2021.
Our slogan is “cultivate our legacy,” and we have planned a mixture of speakers, workshops, and tours designed to put on display the powerful impact Extension Master Gardeners can have as we work together to engage our communities in building a greener gardening future.
We can’t wait to see you in Norfolk!
Virtual Reality room
We’re excited to bring a series of virtual reality environments, including an exploration of forest ecosystems and tours of Virginia Cooperative Extension Agriculture Research Centers to IMGC 2021.
Brie Arthur is widely recognized as one of the charismatic young leaders who are helping shape the future of the green industry and home gardening. Brie is an acclaimed bestselling author and speaker.
Brie’s keynote will address “The Foodscape Revolution: Finding a better way to make space for food and beauty in your garden”
Kelly D. Norris is an award-winning author and plantsman from Iowa and the director of horticulture and education at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, a revitalized public garden in Des Moines, Iowa. Throughout his career, his work has been featured in The New York Times, Organic Gardening, Better Homes and Gardens, Martha Stewart Living, Garden Design and in numerous local and regional media appearances.
Kelly’s keynote will address “Planting For The Future” – how modern gardens must be more than beautiful–they must celebrate biodiversity and create tangible connections to our environment.
Whether you arrive by Norfolk International Airport, by car or by train, Norfolk, Virginia is just a few hours drive to tourism sites in Richmond, Washington D. C., Williamsburg, Charlottesville, and Virginia Beach.
Our venue is Hilton Norfolk The Main, premium conference space just a block from the water and within walking distance of parks, museums, historic sites, and–of course–gardens.