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.
- May 21st, “Shade Gardening” taught by Shirley McMasters
- June 18th, “Daylilies” taught by Peggy Dyer
2016 Garden Expo
Once again Camp Jordan Arena will be filled with wonderful vendors and exhibitors at the 4th annual “Master Your Garden” Garden Expo. The arena will be packed with over 60 vendors offering a wide variety of plants from tomatoes, camellias, and hydrangeas to orchids, ferns, and bonsai trees; with fertilizer, mulch and a variety of tools and equipment to care for your plants. Yard art will include birdhouses, iron work, pottery, prints, signs, birdbaths, etc. There will be 17 seminars presented by gardening experts covering topics such as: Aeroponic Tower Gardens, Bees, Bonsai, Composting, and much more. Several societies will share information about their groups and provide knowledgeable information about Herbs, Roses, Daylilies, Native Plants and more.
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.
21st Beginners and Newcomers Class
The Beginners and Newcomers Class is over for this year. Click here to see an overview of the class. Keep your Tuesdays in March 2017 open if you would like to attend next year’s class.
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.
2017 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 2017. 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.