Gardening in the Northern Neck Seminar

Gardening in the Northern Neck: April 13 2024

The Northern Neck Master Gardeners (NNMG) Association will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the popular Gardening in the Northern Neck Seminar (GNN) on April 13, 2024. The seminar will be held at Lancaster Elementary School, 191 School Street in Kilmarnock.  

The theme of the seminar is “Creating Outdoor Spaces–Defining Your Lifestyle.” 

“We are proud to be hosting this very popular seminar for 30 successful years, and this year could be the best one yet,” said NNMG president Lynn Osborn. “We have three marvelous speakers who will delight, educate and entertain everyone who attends.”

Speakers will be Mary Palmer Dargan, an award-winning author, professor, botanist, and landscape architect with more than 40 years experience; Barbara Ellis, freelance writer, editor, lifelong gardener and the author of many gardening books; and Lorrainne Ballato, professional horticulturist and the author of Success with Hydrangeas.

“We hope that by moving the seminar to the Elementary School we will have more room for attendees and vendors to enjoy themselves,” said Fran Westbrook, chairman of GNN.

The fee for the seminar is $50. Lunch will be available for an additional fee. Registration forms will be available on February 1, 2024 at

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Trent Jones at 804-580-5694/TDD*) during business hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120

Founded in 1989, the Northern Neck Master Gardener Association is a not-for-profit organization. Its purpose is to promote and serve the Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) Master Gardener Program in cooperation with the Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, Westmoreland and Essex County Extension Offices in fulfilling the educational mission of VCE.

Virginia Cooperative Extension is a partnership of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments. Its programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, military status, or any other basis protected by law.

Northern Neck Master Gardeners –
Virginia Cooperative Extension –
Contact: Trent Jones, Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources, – (804) 580-5694