About the Conference

2022 Ohio Master Gardener Volunteer
State Conference


October 7 & 8, 2022

Cleveland Marriott East
26300 Harvard Road
Warrensville Heights, Ohio 44122

Cuyahoga County Master Gardener Volunteers are pleased to host the
2022 Statewide Master Gardener Conference, “Blooming Ohio” on
Friday, October 7, 2022 and Saturday October 8, 2022

Online registration is closed … But registration isn’t ! You can still attend and register in person when you arrive. So make the trip to Cuyahoga County and join your fellow MG’s for two days of education and comradery.

(On-site registration “food” caveats – you will not be able to order a bus tour lunch for Friday, dinner choice for Friday night needs to be in by 4 PM on Friday, lunch order for Saturday needs to be in by 10 AM !)

The conference will offer two nationally renowned key-note speakers and authors from the gardening world Tracy DiSabato-Aust and Debra Knapke.

Listen to Tracy DiSabato-Aust welcome you to the 2022 Master Gardener Volunteer Conference !

Tracy DiSabato-Aust
“Color, Texture & Form for Visionary Effects

In a well-designed border, we often notice the beauty of the combinations of plants more than the individual plants themselves. To achieve this sense of interplay, it’s useful to think about an artistic approach to color and visual texture: the patterns created by the lines and forms of combined leaves, branches, and flowers.  Instead of using threads or yarns to weave texture, gardeners can stitch together the varied colors and patterns of plants to create living tapestries. Join us for this dynamic and creative discussion on the use of color, texture, and form in the garden that will elevate your designs to visionary status.

Tracy DiSabato-Aust
High Impact Low Care Garden Plants

Are you searching for plants that will be high impact but low care? That will fit your sustainable landscape goals? Who isn’t? Finally, a look at dynamic, artistic, outstanding plants that may also be long-lived, tolerant of heat and humidity, cold hardy, non-invasive, as well as drought, disease and deer resistant. Ones that don’t require frequent pruning, deadheading or division and don’t require heavy staking to perform their best. Plants that will soon become your favorites because they are fantastic and yet they give you time for your busy life. Learn from a 41-year veteran garden- ing expert about what will look amazing without hours of work!

Debra Knapke “The Garden Aesthetic

The Garden Aesthetic is a dynamic concept. Gardens and landscapes throughout history have alternated between a naturalistic style and a highly ordered art form as society has defined what is appealing in an outside space. Today the garden aesthetic seems to be split. Do we want beautiful gardens? Do we want useful functional ones? Do we want both?

Conference Activities

Friday October 7

  • Bus Tours
  • Workshops
  • Raffles and Silent Auction
  • Reception
  • Dinner
  • Keynote Speaker

Saturday October 8

  • Continental Breakfast and Lunch
  • 2 Keynote Presentations
  • 3 Breakout Sessions
  • Tracy DiSabato-Aust Book Signing
  • State Master Gardener Awards
  • Raffles and Silent Auction

Please see other tabs for details on keynotes, speakers, bus tours, and other relevant information