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.
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.
- February 18, “Value of Our Pollinators”
- March 18, “Gardening in Containers”
- April 15, “Trees and Bushes”
- May 20, “Herbs”
- June 17, “Daylilies For a Day”
22nd Annual Beginner & Newcomer Gardening Classes
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 22nd 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 7, 14, 21, 28. 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 more information see the class flyer. To get the registration form for the class click here.
2017 Garden Expo
We are proud to announce the 5th annual “Master Your Garden” Garden Expo will be held on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 from 10am to 6pm, and Sunday April 9th, 2017, from 10am to 5pm, at Camp Jordan Arena in East Ridge, a suburb of Chattanooga.
Focusing on gardening and the outdoors, the Expo brings together an array of exhibits, demonstrations, educational activities, and vendors of interest to experienced gardeners, gardening enthusiasts, browsers, and children. On both days, Master Gardeners present workshops on such topics as raised bed gardening, composting and mulching techniques, as well as a Question & Answer table where Master Gardeners answer a wide range of gardening questions. The Expo also features 17 seminars led by noted experts. A special area for children age 2-12 offers stories and garden-related hands-on activities and crafts. Numerous vendors provide a variety of plants including orchids, ferns, bonsai trees, as well as plant care tools and equipment. Yard art offerings include handcrafted birdhouses, birdbaths, benches, iron works and pottery, among other garden-related items.
MGHC Friends Mail List
The MGHC Friends 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
The 2017 Master Gardener Class is in session. Registration for the 2018 classes will begin in November.
Each year two sessions are 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.