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Registration Now Open! 2017 UC Master Gardener Conference

Register and reserve lodging based on your conference needs. Tours start on Tues. Aug 22 and full conference starts on Weds. Aug. 23. (click image to enlarge)
Registration is now open for the 2017 UC Master Gardener Conference. We are thrilled for this year's event to be taking place in Southern California, at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach, just steps to the ocean and the Long Beach Convention Center.

The conference brings together dedicated volunteers, advisors, specialists and industry leaders from across the country to discuss the latest in home horticulture. Feedback from the previous conference and suggestions you provided via surveys, phone calls and committees shaped this year's sessions, speakers and schedule. Download the Registration and Tour Checklist before you start the registration process and prepare your conference journey.

$295 registration fee includes:

  • 58 breakout sessions with first-class speakers
  • 2 keynote speakers
  • Welcome conference bag and water bottle
  • Awards Banquet dinner
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks
  • Conference activities: MarketPlace, Search for Excellence, Silent Auction, book signings … and more!

Lodging information

The conference is being hosted at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach, and is minutes away from the Long Beach airport .
Nestled at the border of Los Angeles and Orange Counties, Long Beach is the perfect blend of urban and beach making it the ideal location for the 2017 UC Master Gardener Conference. The conference is being hosted at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach, and is minutes away from the Long Beach airport and walking distance to the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Queen Mary, whale watching tours, shopping and dozens of restaurants.

Special conference rate:

  • $169 single/double occupancy
  • $194 triple occupancy
  • $219 quadruple occupancy

Make your reservation at the discounted conference rate online using the direct UC Master Gardener Conference link, or call (562) 491-1234. Remember to refer to the "UC Master Gardener Conference" room block when booking. 

Conference tour offerings

Community Engagement with Gardens and Nature is one of the many exciting tour options available at this year's conference.
Join Los Angeles and Orange County volunteers for an insider's view at some of the most famous and breathtaking gardens in California. This year's tours were carefully planned to offer a unique experience for attendees as well as to inspire and educate.

Tour offerings:

  • Explore the Huntington Botanical Gardens
  • Go California Native!
  • Community Engagement with Gardens and Nature
  • Dramatic Gardens from the Desert to the Sea
  • Los Angeles Farms and Garden History
  • Visit the Activities – Tour webpage for more detailed information

This event only takes place every three years so don't miss this unique opportunity to learn, be inspired and make new connections. Please join us for this engaging event and we look forward to seeing you in Long Beach!

Posted on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 12:58 PM
Tags: #2017UCMG (8), Conference (16), Training (4)


When I registered for the Long Beach Conference recently, I forgot to ask about the question regarding 5000 hour Badge,  
I will be reaching my 5000 hours in the next 2 months. Will I receive my badge at the conference or should I put in for it through my local Master Gardener Office in Riverside?  
Thank you for clarifying this for me.  
Pauline Pedigo

Posted by Pauline J Pedigo on May 6, 2017 at 6:28 PM

I have recently become aware of the Mater Gardener's program. I have requested an internship application from my extension office. I am wondering if this conference is open to the public or do I have to already be excepted into the program?

Posted by joyce wingate on June 5, 2017 at 10:42 AM

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