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28th Annual Spring Garden Tour

The Chattanooga Area Food Bank Annual Spring Garden Tour is just around the corner and we hope you’ll join them to view the spectacular artistry of our local gardeners.

Tickets are $20, available beginning May 15 at the Chattanooga Area Food Bank (cash, credit, or check accepted Monday-Thursday 8am-4pm, Friday 8am-2pm). Also available during the tour at each of the garden sites May 30 and May 31 (CASH OR CHECK ONLY). See the Food Bank web site for garden locations.

Download a copy of the tour brochure here. The brochure includes a description of each garden, as well as, directions to the gardens.


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Beginning & Newcomer Gardening Classes

Well, it is that time of year again. spring is around the corner and we all are itching to get out in the gardens.

It is also time for the 21th Annual Beginning & Newcomer Gardening Classes, which will again be held at UT Extension, on 4 consecutive Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, March 8, 15, 22, 29. This class is open to the public. Cost is $50. Price includes: notebooks, door prizes, refreshments and questions answered by U.T. trained personnel.

Topics covered will include:

  • March 8th: Soil, Fertilization, and Turfgrasses
  • March 15th: Beginning Landscaping and Edible Landscape
  • March 22nd: Attracting Wildlife and Trees & Shrubs
  • March 29th: Perennials & Annuals and Vegetables
  • Soils Fertilization

Registration and payment are due before attending class.

For registration information call (423) 653-7009 or call the UT Extension Office at (423) 855-6113.

For Master Gardeners: This is an opportunity to get CEU hours (and volunteer hours if you work). Any questions, please call Mike.


Michael (Mike) R. Payne
U.T. Master Gardener


Winter School

Title: Winter School
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Link out: Click here
Description: Master Gardener’s Winter School
Start Date: 2015-02-26
End Date: 2015-02-27

Rain Garden Design and Installation Workshop

A free 4 hour educational workshop offered by the City of Chattanooga Water Quality Program intended for homeowners who want to learn how to design and build home rain gardens.
Click here for more information.

Tennessee Smart Yards Six-Hour Landscaping Workshop

When: October 20th & 22nd 2015 ● 6-9pm-Limited to 25 participants per class
Where: AG Center at 6183 Adamson Circle, Chattanooga
Cost: $15.00 per individual or $25.00 per couple

Workshop Topics
• Nine-Step approach to a great yard
• Turfgrass management and alternatives
• Mulching and soil amendments
• Innovative and practical ways to conserve and manage
Rain water in times of drought
• Landscape design principles

Click here for the seminar flyer.

Click here for the seminar registration form.

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2014 Hamilton County Fair

This year the Hamilton County Master Gardeners is celebrating twenty years of service to the community.

At the 2014 Hamilton County Fair, held on September 27-28 at Chester Frost Park, our exhibit included demonstrations of composting, raised beds, bonsai, mulching, and a bug & insect display, and also highlighted several of our service projects –

  • Chattanooga Market
  • Calstead Foundation
  • Alpine Crest Elementary School Woodland Area
  • Reflection Riding
  • St. Albans Farmers Market
  • Bonny Oaks Arboretum
  • Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home
  • Chattanooga Hospice
  • Chattanooga Zoo
  • Brainerd By Grace Community Garden
  • Chattanooga Public Library
  • Siskins Childrens Hospital
  • Chattanooga Area Food Bank
  • Tennessee Aquarium Hummingbird and Butterfly Garden