Conference Schedule

The following is the agenda, still subject to some changes and updates. We’ll post complete tour schedules later and will notify registrants at that time. We’ll also have a printable/downloadable version once the schedule is written in stone.

Note that the Friday tours to Crystal Bridges and Top of the Rock/Dogwood Canyon are now SOLD OUT. See Registration Information for details.

Thursday, September 27th

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Registration
   

Friday, September 28th

7:00 am – 10:00 am Registration
7:45 am Buses Board, Premium Registration Required
8:00 am Bus #1 departs for Crystal Bridges Details
8:30 am Bus #2 departs for Top of the Rock and Dogwood Canyon Details
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Registration
4:00 pm Buses return to Chateau
5:00 pm Welcome Reception at Chateau Pool Courtyard
Food – Baked Potato and Taco Bar
Entertainment – Hughes Brothers
6:40 pm Enjoy the sunset over Table Rock Lake
   

Saturday, September 29th

6:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast Bar
7:00 am – 10:00 am Registration
7:45 am Boarding for Tours #1 and #3 Tour 1 Details | Tour 3 Details
8:00 am Tours #1 and #3 Depart Chateau
8:00 am Boarding for Tours #2 and #4 Tour 2 Details | Tour 4 Details
8:15 am Tours #2 and #4 Depart Chateau
1:00 pm Set Up, Vendors, Sponsors and Silent Auction
2:00 pm – 5:30 pm Registration
4:30 pm Buses Return to Chateau
5:00 pm Elements Hall Opens
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Cash Bar
  Dee Uebel at the Piano
6:30 pm – 7:15 pm Welcome Prayer and Dinner Buffet
7:30 pm Keynote Address – Cody George of Crystal Bridges Keynote Details
8:15 pm – 8:30 pm Closing Remarks, Centerpieces given away
  MOMGA Lifetime Member Group Photo
  Missouri Master Gardener Emeritus Group Photo
   

Sunday, September 30th

7:00 am – 10:00 am Registration for Sunday Only Attendees
7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast Bar
7:45 am – 8:15 am Optional Sunday Morning Worship Service
7:30 am – 11:00 am Silent Auction, Book Sale, Marketplace
9:00 am -12:30 am Visit with Vendors and Exhibitors
8:30 am – 9:30 am First Education Class Session
  Nathan Bell – Orchids
  Earnie Bohner – Growing Shitake Mushrooms
  Patrick Byers – Fall Bulbs
  Janet Carson – Growing Vegetables is Cool Again
9:30 am – 9:45 am Visit with Vendors and Exhibitors
9:45 am – 10:45 am Second Education Class Session
  Lee Coates – New Varieties of Japanese Maples
  Oscar Cross – Deer Resistant Perennials
  Kathy McFarland – Story of Heirloom Seeds
  Rachel West – Wild Culinary Arts
10:45 am – 11:00 am Visit with Vendors and Exhibitors
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Third Education Class Session
  Bill Greet – Growing Roses in Missouri
  Tom Lakowske – Shade Gardening
  Tom Riley – Monarch Butterfly Migration – How to Get Involved
  William “Bill” Ruppert – Using Native Plants in Garden Design
12:00 pm NOON Silent Auction, Book Sale, Marketplace CLOSE
12:30 pm Italian Lunch Buffet
1:30 pm MOMGA Meeting