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Save-the-Date: 2020 UC Master Gardener Conference Tahoe City, Calif.

Tahoe City, Calif.  September 28- October 2, 2020

The triennial 2020 UC Master Gardener Conference is taking place Sept. 28- Oct. 2, 2020 in Tahoe City, Calif. Save-the-date to come and join the UC Master Gardener Program and celebrate our 40th anniversary! 

The 2017 conference in Long Beach, Calif. saw over 700 attendees from 43 counties across California.  The quality and value of the conference is unparalleled in the industry; bringing together leaders in home horticulture and sharing the latest in UC research.

Lake of the Sky: Lake Tahoe

Nestled on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City is the crown jewel of the Sierra-Nevada and the ideal location for the 2020 UC Master Gardener Conference to celebrate our 40th anniversary.  The conference is being hosted at Granlibakken Tahoe, a resort built around connection - with adventure, land, water and sky with great food, and one another.  

Serene Lake Tahoe

North Lake Tahoe offers experiences from outdoor adventures to explorations of food, culture, art, music and so much more.

Things to do:

Granlibakken Tahoe

Located minutes from Tahoe City the Granlibakken Tahoe prides itself on preserving the natural environment and providing a space that feels like old Tahoe.  Recreational activities (swimming, volleyball, tennis, biking and hiking) are all on conference grounds, and a 1.5 mile private trail leads to North Lake Tahoe. 

The UC Master Gardener Conference has reserved the entire resort and an "all-inclusive package" for attendees who stay onsite means lodging, three meals per day, and cocktail receptions will all be included in the lodging rate.  Room rate details and the process for booking will be announced in future conference communications.  All hotel information will updated on the conference website, ucanr.edu/2020mgconference, check back often for details.

Main Entrance of Grannlibakken Tahoe

Come to learn, celebrate, explore, & connect

The triennial conference is an important statewide event designed to train volunteers with the most current and up-to-date research-based horticulture information. Training from the statewide conference is used as a jumping board for local-county based programs to be inspired by speakers, content and each other.  Attendees are encouraged to share the information in their own county-based programs.

 Conference activities:

  • Intensive sessions
  • Poster session
  • Search for Excellence
  • Silent Auction
  • Photo Contest
  • Tours
  • Guided nature hikes
  • Hosted cocktail receptions
  • S'more campfire
  • Celebration banquet
  • And more…

The 2020 UC Master Gardener Conference is a fantastic opportunity to come together and celebrate our 40th anniversary and explore the natural beauty of Tahoe.  Connect, network and build community with fellow UC Master Gardener volunteers from all over California.  Save-the-date and see you Sept. 28 – Oct. 2, 2020 in Tahoe City!

Visit the conference website for more details, ucanr.edu/2020mgconference.

Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 2:26 PM



Posted by Louisa Cardenas on August 19, 2019 at 9:16 AM


Posted by Esther Martinez on August 19, 2019 at 1:08 PM

Can't WAIT !!

Posted by Lois Taylor on August 21, 2019 at 7:45 AM

Count me in ! Lake Tahoe is so beautiful, can’t wait to sign up. This will be my first Master Gardener Conference. I will be looking for a roommate. All the best, Laureen

Posted by Laureen Bellmer on August 22, 2019 at 7:07 AM

We are very excited about the location too! Make sure and register early once registration is open - space is limited and we anticipate selling out.

Reply by Melissa G. Womack on August 22, 2019 at 8:55 AM

I had such a wonderful time in Long Beach, I am looking forward to this location and the possibility of attending!

Posted by Lisa M. Page on August 22, 2019 at 10:01 PM

Exciting! I am going.... been a long time coming. xo Garden Ally

Posted by Alleen Christian on August 26, 2019 at 7:35 PM

I attended the conference in Long Beach and it was fantastic. Looking forward to going to this one as well.

Posted by Kerry Johnson on August 30, 2019 at 12:24 PM

Very special times for Master Gardeners. You can't go wrong with Tahoe. I am very excited to learn more and enjoy friends that have common interests.

Posted by Barbara Lee Mayne Vigil on September 15, 2019 at 10:41 PM

Sounds good to me - another gathering of gardening crazies!

Posted by Peggy Kennedy on October 27, 2019 at 11:59 AM

Still holding my breath for the registration announcement!

Posted by Gayle Nelson on January 21, 2020 at 10:16 AM

I am like everybody else I can hardly wait for the registration to be open  
Being in Tahoe it should be a wonderful than you

Posted by Karen basso on March 2, 2020 at 5:33 PM

By Diana Fogel  
Is the 2020 Master Gardener in Tahoe going to be cancelled? If you don't know yet would you mind to tell me when you find out? If I sign up and pay and the conference is cancelled, can I get my money back?

Posted by Diana Fogel on March 21, 2020 at 1:11 PM

Hi Diana- There is no plan at this time to cancel the 2020 UC Master Gardener Conference Taking place in late Sept. early October. When registration is open there will be a refund policy posted for your review before you purchase.  
Take Care,  

Reply by Lauren Snowden on March 23, 2020 at 9:06 AM

What plans are being made to assure the safety of those attending (presuming the conference is still held)?

Posted by Margaret M Warren on May 30, 2020 at 1:41 PM

Hi Margaret, the conference has been postponed to Sept. 28 – Oct. 1, 2021. You can read about the latest updates on the most recent blog post here: https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=42567.  
Many thanks! Melissa

Reply by Melissa G. Womack on June 1, 2020 at 6:42 AM

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