SEPT 28 – 30, 2018


Harmony in the Garden - Theme of the 2018 Missouri Master Gardener State Conference

Join us for the
2018 Missouri Master Gardener State Conference

Open to the Public | Registration Starts May 1, 2018

Friday Tour Option

We are offering two, Premium Pre-Conference Tours on Friday, September 28th. (For an additional charge – in addition to the Full Conference ticket.)

Seating is extremely limited so you will want to sign up early.



Entertainment by The Hughes Brothers

Relax, refresh and be entertained after your arrival at the Chateau on the Lake Friday night. Enjoy a Baked Potato and Taco Bar Buffet at the Chateau poolside area. Take in the harmonies of Branson’s Hughes Brothers and marvel at the sunset over Table Rock Lake!

SATURDAY TOURS Choose one of 4 Tours Included in the Full Conference Ticket

persimmon hill farm

Choose from four different daylong tours on Saturday to take a beautiful ride through our Ozark Hills with vistas overlooking Table Rock Lake, Taneycomo Lake and surrounding areas.

These tours vary in locations from College of the Ozarks Orchid collection to being welcomed to the Ozark “hard scrabble” homestead at Ivy Jean’s! 

Bring your camera and wear comfortable shoes, as all our tours involve walking, standing and steps.  Note that each tour is rated for activity level.  Bring an umbrella if rain is forecast.

Seating is limited so you will want to sign up early.



For those of you who would prefer an alternative to a Saturday tour, we are offering a “Make It and Take It” series of 2 workshops at the Chateau.

The workshops will be presented by Linda Whiting from Garden Adventures Nursery of Nixa and include lunch.

Cody George



Although George quips that the plant species he most identifies with is “spicebush…we both enjoy being in the shade, but do fine in the sun. And we both emit a pleasant, spicy fragrance,” he’s introduced 60 plus taxa of native plants to the Museum’s living collection and is responsible for the creation of Crystal Bridges Museum’s monthly series Discover the Grounds.

Wonderful Meal

The Chateau Chef is planning a delicious buffet.

Keynote Address

Cody George is a hoot! Don’t miss this opportunity.


We’ll take pictures of Emeritus and Lifetime MOMGA Members.

SUNDAY EVENTS Worship, Classes, Lunch, MOMGA Meeting

Sunday Morning Classes

A wide range of gardening and horticulture topics will be presented.

Nathan Bell

Nathan Bell

Orchids: Not as Picky as You Think

Janet Carson

Janet Carson

Growing Vegetables is Cool Again

Earnie Bohner

Earnie Bohner

Growing Shitake Mushrooms

Lee Coates

Lee Coates

Japanese Maples for Midwest Gardens

Tom Lakowske

Tom Lakowske

Shade Gardening

Oscar Cross

Oscar Cross

Deer Resistant Perennials

Kathy McFarland

Kathy McFarland

The Story of Heirloom Seeds

Patrick Byers

Patrick Byers

Unusual and Specialty Bulbs for the Missouri Garden

Rachel West

Rachel West

Wild Culinary Arts

Tom Riley

Tom Riley

Monarch Butterfly Migration Biology: How You can get Involved

Bill Greet

Bill Greet

Growing Roses in Missouri

William (Bill) Ruppert

William (Bill) Ruppert

Using Native Plants in a Garden Design

Experience Affordable Luxury At a Special Conference Rate

City Close - Lake-view Spectacular
Special Conference Room Rate - $109
State of the Art Meeting Facilities

Scrumptious Food

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