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Cumberland County Fall Gardeners’ Festival

The Cumberland Master Gardeners invite you to come to the Fall Gardeners’ Festival on Tuesday, August 31 at the Plateau Discovery Gardens within the UT Plateau Research and Education Center, 320 Experiment Station Road, Crossville starting at 10 am and concluding at 4 pm CDT.  The Festival is open to the public and is free.

Sessions are offered under tents, with a demonstration table at the front for the presenter and room for a maximum of 50 attendees.  The sessions will be 45 minutes on the hour allowing 15 minutes for questions and transition into the next speaker/presentation.  Nine different topics will be offered, with each topic being presented twice during the day.  Topics include:

  • Better Grasses and Hydrangeas for Colorful Landscapes
  • Turf Grasses
  • Roses-An Explosion of Color
  • Square Foot Gardening
  • Irrigation Systems for the Home
  • Raised Bed Gardening
  • Tunnel Gardening for Fresh Food in the Winter
  • Gourds – From Vine to Design
  • Lasagna Gardening

In addition to the gardening sessions, participants will also have an opportunity to participate in self-guided walking tours of the Plateau Discovery Gardens, wagon tours of the UT Plateau Research and Education Center, individualized discussions at the “Ask-the-Expert” tent, as well as opportunities to learn more about the Cumberland County Master Gardener Association.

Food will be available for purchase throughout the day.  Participants will receive an agenda for the day upon registration on August 31st (no prior registration is required).

For more a brochure, click here.

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