2023 UC Master Gardener Conference

October 2-6, 2023
Tahoe City, California


Registration is now closed.

We thank all those who attended the triennial 2023 UC Master Gardener Program conference which took place Oct. 2 - 6, 2023 in Tahoe City, California.

We gathered back in person to discuss the latest in horticultural research, best practices, and new techniques to improve gardening success. The conference featured keynote speakers, panel discussions, and breakout sessions that provided a wealth of information for attendees.

Nestled on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City is the crown jewel of the Sierra Nevada and the ideal location for the 2023 UC Master Gardener Conference.  The conference was hosted at Granlibakken Tahoe, a resort built around connection - with adventure, land, water and sky with great food, and one another. 

Located minutes from Tahoe City the Granlibakken prides itself on preserving the natural environment and providing a space that feels like old Tahoe. Recreational activities (swimming, volleyball, tennis, biking and hiking) are all on conference grounds, and a 1.5 mile private trail leads to North Lake Tahoe.

Whether you're a seasoned UC Master Gardener or just starting out, the statewide conference was an excellent opportunity to network with other gardening enthusiasts, learn from industry experts, and gain valuable insights to enhance your gardening skills.

In addition to the educational sessions, the conference also included opportunities for attendees to connect with UC ANR publications, UC Integrated Pest Management, as well as a virtual marketplace and silent auction where items could be purchased to support local county programs.

We thank you for attending the conference and sharing your passion for gardening with us!


Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel, please email us at mgevents@ucanr.edu (do not just cancel your registration online). 

  • Any cancellations before Sept. 1 will be charged a $50 cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations between Sept. 2-28 will be charged a $150 cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations after Sept. 28/no shows will be charged one full night at your room rate.
  • Guest cancellations/no shows after Sept. 28 will be charged a $25 cancellation fee.

Registration Fee: $189
Lodging and Meals: Varies per room type.

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Conference Highlights

  • Inspiring keynote speakers
  • Two days of workshops and field trips
  • Networking opportunities
  • Workgroup meetings

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Our Mission:

“To extend research-based knowledge and information on home horticulture, pest management, and sustainable landscape practices to the residents of California and be guided by our core values and strategic initiatives." - UC Master Gardener Program Mission Statement