2024 Symposium

The event features speakers and educators on topics such as container, vegetable, and organic gardening; as well as lawn care, tree care, water gardening and much more.

The Muskingum Valley Garden Society presents

"Leap into Spring"

March 9th, 2024

Here are some photos from last year’s Muskingum Valley Garden Society 2023 symposium:

OU Zanesville Campus Center, 1425 Newark Rd.
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Registration starts 8:00-8:30 a.m.

Light breakfast and lunch served.

The Muskingum Valley Garden Society will hold its annual spring fever home gardening symposium in Zanesville on March 9, 2024 to celebrate 21 years of beautification service in the community. The event features speakers and educators on the topics of backyard landscape design, invasive plants, pollinators, urban gardens, native planting, cohabitating with wildlife and much more. Information will also be given for those who wish to volunteer for Garden Society projects and attend other workshops this growing season.


Tickets will be available at the door the day of the Symposium, March 9 for $45.

Doors open at 8am.

Online Registration Is Now Closed.

Printable Registration Form:

Guest Speakers

Our esteemed line-up of featured speakers.

Jim McCormac

Gardening for Moths,
Topic - Moths

Jim and Mary Competti

Raised Row Gardening,
Topic - Sustainable Gardening

Nancy Stranahan

Director of the Arc of Appalachia Preserve System
Topic: Ohio's Native Forest

Michael Durst

(Dillon Park Naturalist)
Topic: ODNR/Dillon

Karen Lyons

Topic: Membership Opportunity

Michelle Illing

Topic: Muskingum Valley Park District

Our Sponsors

We would like to extend our deepest thanks to all of our phenomenal sponsors and members for helping the Muskingum Valley Garden Society bring more light, life, and beauty to our community. Check out the links below and support our local sponsors. Email us if you’d like to join the sponsorship roster.

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Where is the venue?

Ohio University Zanesville

Zanesville Campus Center

1425 Newark Road

Symposium Registration Form

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