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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.

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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 from February through November. These classes are open to the public and are generally free.

Upcoming classes:

  • February 17, “Everything Begins with the Soil”
  • March 17, “Landscaping”
  • April 21, “Okra”

Above is only a partial list of the classes being offered for 2018. A full list of the classes is available at the link below. Detailed descriptions will be added by Feb. 15th.

For more information and to register click here.

Rain Barrel Class – March 24th

Ever want to create your own rain barrel but didn’t know how. Well here is your chance to learn. Master Gardeners are holding a hands-on class on March 24th from 10am to noon to build your own rain barrel. Cost of the class is $40 which covers the cost of a 55 gallon plastic barrel with water spigot and overflow pipe. Class size is limited to 12 people, so act soon to reserve your space.

For a copy of the registration form, click here.

23nd Annual Beginner & Newcomer Gardening Class

Winter has just begun, but Spring is right around the corner. Why not consider signing up for our Annual Beginning & Newcomer Gardening Class held on 4 consecutive Tuesday nights in March. Just in time for spring!

Class Schedule:

  • March 6: Soils & Fertilization and Turfgrasses
  • March 13: Landscape Design and Wildlife
  • March 20: Edible Landscape and Trees & Shrubs
  • March 27: Perennials & Annuals and Beginning Vegetables

This class is open to the public. Cost is $50. Price includes: notebooks, door prizes, refreshments and questions answered by U.T. trained personnel.

For a copy of the flyer and registration form for the class, click here.


2018 Garden Expo

The 2018 Garden Expo is scheduled for April 14th and 15th at Camp Jordan Arena. The Expo Committee is feverishly working to make this the best Expo yet. We are adding new exhibits to the Expo, lining up speakers for our 17 seminars and recruiting nature and garden related vendors to fill the arena. With that said, if you have a favorite nature or gardening related vendor that you would like to see at our Expo, please send their contact information to our vendor committee chairperson and/or encourage the vendor to check this website for the Expo vendor application.

See the Expo website and our Facebook page for more information.

Pictures of the 2017 Expo have been posted to the website and links to our vendors from the 2017 Expo will remain active until the 2018 Expo.

Check our Expo website and Facebook page often for updates.



2018 Master Gardener Training Course

Registration for the 2018 course is closed. Our morning and evening classes are filled to capacity.

Registration for the 2019 classes will begin in September. Please check back in the fall for class information and the registration form.

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