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.

“The golden-rod is yellow, The corn is turning brown, The trees in apple orchards, With fruit are bending down….
By all these lovely tokens, September days are here, With summer’s best of weather, And autumn’s best of cheer.”

Helen Hunt Jackson – ‘ September’

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:

  • September 20, 10:00am: Raised Bed Gardening, presented by Carlton Mathis
  • September 20, 1:00pm: Fall and Winter Vegetables, presented by Katie Bishop
  • 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 2013 “Treasure Your Trees” exhibit was an example of the MGHC organizations commitment to education.  The exhibit included displays on Tree Health & Disease, Proper Pruning, Chattanooga’s Native Trees, Oaks Over Hamilton, Mulching Do’s & Don’ts, Stop Crape Myrtle Murder and Tree Habitats. To view a slideshow of photos from the exhibit and for links to information to help you “Treasure Your Trees”, click here.

The 2014 county fair will be held this year on September 27 and 28 at Chester Frost Park.    We are already working on our exhibit for this year and promise it will be informative and fun.   Please stop by and see us!

2015 Master Gardener Classes

The 2014 classes are full. 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 will be accepted beginning on November 1, 2014 for the 2015 class. For more information click here.