The Master Gardeners of Hamilton County, in association with the University of Tennessee Extension, offer their 24th annual Beginner & Newcomer Gardening Classes, taking place over four consecutive Tuesday evenings in March (5, 12, 19. 26).
MGHC classes, led by master gardeners and UT-trained personnel, take place at the UT Extension, Agricultural Service Center, 6183 Adamson Circle, located off Bonny Oaks Drive.
The Beginner & Newcomer series is open to the public.
The MGHC’s award-winning Beginner and Newcomer Gardening Classes offers a mini-version of their 16-week Master Gardener Training Course. Over four consecutive Tuesday evenings, participants will learn the basics of gardening, including how to enhance the beauty of their homes, and the basics of growing flowers and vegetables. Each class covers two topics: March 5: Soils & Fertilizers and Turfgrasses; March 12: Landscape Design and Edible Landscaping; March 19: Perennials & Annuals and Beginning Vegetables; and March 26: Trees & Shrubs and Attracting Wildlife. Classes take place from 6:30-9 p.m. and are taught by experienced, certified master gardeners and UT personnel. The cost is $50 per person and includes notebooks, supplementary materials, door prizes and refreshments. 50 spaces are available, so advance registration for the entire course is required. For more information and a registration form, go to http://mghc.org
or call the UT Extension at 423-855-6113.
Celebrating 25 years of service in 2019, the Master Gardeners of Hamilton County (MGHC) is a non-profit, educational, volunteer organization. MGHC sponsors annual events open to the public
including: “Master Your Garden” Garden Expo, Spring Garden Tour and Hamilton County Fair Exhibit. Among the many ongoing landscaping and garden partnerships undertaken by MGHC are: Alpine Crest Learning Center & Gardens, Aquarium Hummingbird & Butterfly Garden, Bachman-McCoy Farm & Garden, Bonny Oaks Arboretum, Brainerd Community & Butterfly Garden, Chattanooga Area Food Bank, Chattanooga Zoo, Crabtree Farms, Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center and St. Albans Community Rose Garden, among others.