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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.

Announcements/Upcoming Events


Public Classes offered by the MGHC Education Committee

The Education Committee of the MGHC offers classes on varying topics on the third Saturday morning each month. These classes are open to the public and are generally free.

Upcoming classes:

  • February 20th: ”Trees and Bushes” taught by Lisa Lemza
  • March 19th: “Lawn Care” taught by Mike Payne

For more information and to register click here.

21st Beginners and Newcomers Class

Well, it is that time of year again. spring is around the corner and we all are itching to get out in the gardens.

It is also time for the 21th Annual Beginning & Newcomer Gardening Classes, which will again be held at UT Extension, on 4 consecutive Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, March 8, 15, 22, 29. This class is open to the public. Cost is $50. Price includes: notebooks, door prizes, refreshments and questions answered by U.T. trained personnel. Click here for more information.

2016 Garden Expo

Once again Camp Jordan Arena will be filled with wonderful vendors and exhibitors at the “Master Your Garden” Garden Expo. We expect the arena to be packed with vendors offering a wide variety of plants from tomatoes, camellias, and hydrangeas to orchids, bromeliads, and bonsai trees; with fertilizer, worm castings, and mulch and a variety of tools and equipment to care for your plants. Yard art may include birdhouses, iron work, pottery, benches, and birdbaths. Be sure to mark your calendar for the 4th Annual “Master Your Garden” Garden Expo on April 9th and 10th of 2016. Click here for more information.

MGHC Friends Mail List

We are proud to announce a new mailing list called MGHC Friends. This list is used by the Master Gardeners of Hamilton County to disseminate items of interest to our gardening friends and neighbors. These items include announcements for upcoming classes that are open to the public (and generally free), gardening tips and tricks, seasonal gardening tips, garden shows and more. Click here to join the list.

2017 Master Gardener Classes

Want to become a Master Gardener? The next Master Gardener Training Course, offered by the University of Tennessee Extension, will begin in January 2017. Two sessions will be offered: Monday evenings or Tuesday mornings. 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. Click here for more information about the program and the registration form.

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