asheville, north carolina

Speaking of



Announcing next years dates:

August 14-15, 2020


An Annual Affair

For over 20 years, Speaking of Gardening has been hosting an annual 2 day symposium in Asheville, North Carolina to educate and celebrate garden professionals and enthusiasts.

The committee applies for and receives pre-approved continuing education credits for professionals registered in NC from NCBOLA, NALP, APLD and NCLCLB.  Professionals registered in other states usually apply for and receive CEU’s from their state’s licensing organization. Master Gardeners from Buncombe County and surrounding counties also receive CEU’s from their respective Master Gardener programs. 


2019 Speakers

jacqueline van der kloet

sally o’halloran

karen perkins

amy fahmy

pam beck

kelly holdbrooks

andi pettis

The world delights in a garden. Creating any garden, big or small, is, in the end, all about joy.
— Julie Moir Messervy, 2018 speaker