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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.

“Gardening is how I relax. It’s another form of creating and playing with colors.”

Oscar de la Renta

Announcements/Upcoming Events

3rd Annual “Master Your Garden” Garden Expo – April 11–12, 2015

The Master Gardeners of Hamilton County are now taking applications from vendors and exhibitors for the 3rd Annual “Master Your Garden” Garden Expo on April 11-12, 2015 at Camp Jordan Arena in East Ridge TN.

This will be the perfect venue to share your business with residents of Chattanooga and the surrounding municipalities.

The goal of the Garden Expo is to bring the latest gardening information to the community by offering –

  • Free lectures
  • Commercial vendors
  • Educational exhibitors
  • On-going demonstrations
  • Question and answer table for free expert advice
  • Children’s activity area throughout the 2-day expo by local gardening experts and Master Gardeners

For more information on the Garden Expo, click here.

Click here for more information if you are a Vendor or Exhibitor interested in participating in the Garden Expo.

We appreciate your consideration and look forward to hearing from you.

MGHC Education Committee Classes

The Education Committee of the MGHC is offering classes on varying topics on the third Saturday morning each month. 

Upcoming classes:
No classes are scheduled at this time. Check back soon for updated information. 

For more information and to register click here.

2015 Master Gardener Classes

The next Master Gardener Training Course, offered by the University of Tennessee Extension, will begin in January 2015. Session one starts Monday night, January 5 at 6:00pm. Session two starts Tuesday, January 6 at 9:00am. 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.

Space is still available in both sessions. For more information click here.

New link for Tennessee Master Gardeners Program

Click here for an introduction to the state’s new Master Gardener Coordinator Dr. Natalie Bumgarner and to register for Winter School.

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