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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.

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:

  • November 21st, 10:00 to 12:00am: “Live Wreath Making”

For more information and to register click here.

2016 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 2016. 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.

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.
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