Registration now open for GardenComm conference

Apr 18, 2024
Registration now open for GardenComm conference

Registration is now open for the GardenComm Annual Conference, taking place Aug. 26-30 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The four-day event, with an optional fifth-day add-on tour, will feature educational sessions, opportunities to connect with horticultural professionals, behind-the-scenes nursery tours, and exclusive garden tours of both private and public gardens.

The conference concludes with a hosted evening at a beautiful 10-acre garden located along the Grand River.

Conference all-access pass highlights include:

  • 21 educational sessions
  • New varieties presentation provided by National Garden Bureau
  • Hosted sponsor’s luncheon with 10-minute talk times
  • Early morning photo shoot with early access to Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park’s 30-acre outdoor campus
  • 2024 Honors & Laurel Media Awards banquet
  • A full day of private and public gardens and industry tours in West Michigan’s lakeshore region
  • Final evening event sponsored by Proven Winner ColorChoice
  • An add-on ticket that includes access to Grand Rapids private gardens and the entirety of Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, the Michigan State University Grand Ideas Garden, and the Calvin Ecosystem Preserve & Native Gardens
  • Fall Virtual Conference including Pitch the Editors included with all-access pass

“We are thrilled to once again present this opportunity to gather and connect with industry communication professionals for exceptional educational topics and garden tours,” said CL Fornari, GardenComm president. “GardenComm’s annual conference is an in-person event where you can connect with peers, learn from industry professionals, and experience the host region in a very special, curated way. If you are working as a communicator in our industry, this professional development opportunity is second to none.”

All-access registration rates are $375 for GardenComm members and $475 for non-members. The additional optional garden tour day is available as an add-on ticket for $75. To learn more and to register for GardenComm 2024, visit