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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.

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:

  • May 20, “Herbs”
  • June 17, “Daylilies For a Day”
  • July 15, “Nature Photography with Your Smart Phone”
  • August 19, “Butterflies”
  • September 16, “Dahlias”
  • October 21, “Children In The Garden”
  • November 18, “Live Wreath Making Class”

For more information and to register click here.



Rain Barrel Class – June 3, 2017

Master Gardeners will teach you how to build your own rain barrel on June 3 at the AG Center located at 6183 Adamson Circle
Chattanooga. Only 12 spots are available so sign up soon. Click here for more information about cost and registration.


30th Annual Spring Garden Tour

We are certain you will be inspired by both private and public gardens presented on our 30th annual Spring Garden Tour. Each garden represents a work of art and love. We join our gardeners in welcoming you to celebrate the spring season with a leisurely stroll among perennials, herbs, and native wildflowers. The gardens offer ideas on how to use sculpture and artifacts, water features, and stonework.

The tour dates and times are Saturday, June 10th from 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday, June 11th from 1 pm to 6 pm. Click here for garden addresses and descriptions.


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 and to review past issues of the newsletter.

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.

2017 Garden Expo

The 2017 Garden Expo was held on April 8th and 9th at Camp Jordan Arena. The list 2017 Expo vendors will remain on our site until next year for your convenience. We encourage you to visit their webpages and Facebook sites. Pictures of the 2017 Expo will be posted to our website soon.

Planning for the 2018 Expo will begin in the Fall. 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 that will be available on this site in September 2017.

Check our Expo website and Facebook page often for updates.


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