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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:

  • October 21, “Children In The Garden”
  • November 18, “Live Wreath Making Class”

For more information and to register click here.

Master Gardeners at the Hamilton County Fair

The fair is scheduled for September 23 and 24 at Chester Frost Park. As we have for the past 21 years, the Master Gardeners of Hamilton County will host a large exhibition near the park pavilion. This year’s fair theme is “Picture the Fun”. The Master Gardener’s theme is “Picture Yourself in the Garden”. We are fortunate to be in a new, bigger location this year that includes the “Picking Porch”.

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.

2018 Master Gardener Training Course

Registration for the 2018 course is now open.

As in past years, two sessions of the course will be held on Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings starting January 8, 2018. The 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 course 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 to get your copy of the registration form.

2018 Garden Expo

The 2018 Garden Expo is scheduled for April 14th and 15th at Camp Jordan Arena. We are in the very early stages of forming our Expo committee for the event. Stay tuned for more information on our website and Facebook page as the fall progresses.

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 2018.

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.


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