Welcome to the Master Gardeners

of Hamilton County website

Despite challenging conditions with soil and climate, gardening is one of the most popular activities. We Master Gardeners are glad to share our knowledge and experience with you through a variety of projects, workshops, and demonstration gardens.

“I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house.
So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air.”

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Announcements/Upcoming Events

MGHC Education Committee Classes

The Education Committee of the MGHC is offering classes on varying topics on the third Saturday morning each month. 

Upcoming classes:

  • October 18, 10:00am: All About Trees, presented by David Hopkins
  • November 15, 10:00am: Making Live Wreaths, presented by Stephanie Payne


For more information and to register click here.

2014 Hamilton County Fair

For the past 20 years, the Master Gardeners of Hamilton County have actively participated in the Hamilton County Fair, providing informative displays of interest to homeowners and professional landscapers in our area.   The 2014 county fair was held  on September 27 and 28 at Chester Frost Park.   More information about the fair will be posted soon.





2015 Master Gardener Classes

The next Master Gardener Training Course, offered by the University of Tennessee Extension, will begin in January 2015. This course offers extensive training in gardening. Classes are taught by the highest-quality, trained instructors using research-based information from the University of Tennessee. The classes meet for fifteen weeks, with graduation taking place in April.

The classes bring you the newest and most practical information available on topics related to home gardens and landscapes. Past topics have included wildlife, basic landscaping, flowers, trees, lawns, insects, plant diseases, and many others.

Applications are being accepted for the 2015 class until December 21, 2014. For more information click here.


Tennessee Smart Yards Six-Hour Landscaping Workshop on Oct 28th & 30th 2014

Workshop Topics include: Nine-Step approach to a great yard, turfgrass management and alternatives, mulching and soil amendments, innovative and practical ways to conserve and manage rain water in times of drought and landscape design principles.

For more information and the registration form click here.