There's something of interest for every gardening skill level at Cornell Cooperative Extension's annual Gathering of Gardeners Symposium, which is presented by the Master Gardeners of Monroe County. The all-day event features speakers, an unusual plant sale, and auctions of garden-related items, including plant arrangements, garden art, and a big gas grill donated. Michael Warren Thomas will emcee the event, horticulturalist Joseph Tychonievich will discuss "Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style" and "Cool, Non-Wimpy Plants You Haven't Heard Of," and garden designer and natural areas consultant Carol Southby will teach audiences about "Combining Plants for Special Effects." All proceeds from this event will be used by CCE of Monroe County to support horticultural education programs.
Gathering of Gardeners Symposium takes place on Saturday, April 28, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the DoubleTree Rochester, 1111 Jefferson Road. Free and open to the public. 753-2558; gatheringofgardeners.com.