30th Annual Southern Gardening Symposium

Friday, January 29, 2016 to Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Southern Gardening Symposium has brought professional speakers, a complete one-stop gardening Marketplace, and the excitement of being among some of the foremost gardeners and garden enthusiasts to Callaway Gardens for nearly 30 years!  Come celebrate an exciting new program in the place that relishes in the art of fine gardening.  Book signings, innovative talks, and creative workshops are just some of the activities that you’ll be involved with at the Southern Gardening Symposium as we explore the number one hobby in America.

Deadline to register for is Monday, Jan. 18, 2016.  REGISTER ONLINE

Questions? Email education@callawaygardens.com or call 844.259.0270 or 706.663.5153.  For a room reservation, call 844.259.0269.

SGS Scholarships

Scholarships for college students are availiable to those who qualifyThe chosen student is able to select a professor to accompany them to the Symposium.

To apply, download the application. Deadline for submission is Nov. 30. 

Tentative 2016 SGS SCHEDULE
All events listed below take place in the Mountain Creek Ballrooms and Lobby.

Friday, January 29
4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Registration
6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Opening Reception. Renew old acquaintances, make new friends, bid on items in our Silent and Live Auction, visit The Gardening Marketplace, chat with speakers and enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

Saturday, January 30
8:00 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast - Mountain Creek Ballrooms Lobby
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions - Mountain Creek Ballrooms
8:45 a.m. Speaker
9:45 a.m. Break - Visit our Market Place – Peach Ballroom
10:15 a.m. Speaker
11:15 a.m. Speaker
12:15 p.m. Lunch - Mountain Creek Ballrooms Lobby
1:30 p.m. Speaker
2:30 – 5:00 p.m. Visit your favorite part of the Gardens on your own!
6:30 p.m. Banquet Reception, cash bar available (Market Place Closes for evening after Reception)
7:00 p.m. Dinner Banquet – Mountain Creek Ballrooms
8:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker

Sunday, January 31
8: :15 a.m. Continental Breakfast – Mountain Creek Ballrooms Lobby
9:00 a.m. Speaker
10:00 a.m. Break - Visit our Market Place (Market Place Closes after Break)
10:30 a.m. Speaker
11:30 a.m. Speaker