Master Gardeners Of Hamilton County Celebrates 25 Years Of Education And Service

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Master Gardeners of Hamilton County, in association with the University of Tennessee Extension, continue their 2019 series of free monthly gardening classes open to the public.  For the first class, taking place on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m.-noon, the topic will be “Successful Gardening on Slopes,” presented by Master Gardener Anna Gewecke.  MGHC classes take place in the ground floor meeting room at the UT Extension, Agricultural Service Center, 6183 Adamson Circle, located off Bonny Oaks Drive.  For additional information and to register for the class, visit http://mghc.org/education-committee-classes/
 
Anna Gewecke, comments, “Among the most problematic places to landscape successfully can be those parts of the garden that slope or are on a hill.  Many homeowners in our area have yards that are more hilly than flat presenting even an experienced gardener with a real challenge when it comes to creating attractive gardens.  Sloping areas contain a number of issues, including controlling water runoff and soil erosion, which can be remedied with proper preparation, selecting the right plants, and  landscaping with symmetry.  Learn practical and creative techniques to conquer these problem areas and create an attractive focal point in your garden that will give you joy for years to come.” 
 
MGHC sponsors annual events open to the public including: “Master Your Garden” Garden Expo, Spring Garden Tour, Hamilton County Fair Exhibit.  Among the many ongoing landscaping and garden partnerships undertaken by MGHC are: Alpine Crest Outdoor Learning Center & Gardens, Aquarium Butterfly & Hummingbird Garden, Bachman-McCoy Farm & Garden, Bonny Oaks Arboretum, Brainerd By Grace Community Garden, Chattanooga Area Food Bank, Chattanooga Zoo, Crabtree Farms, Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center and St.

Albans Community Rose Garden, among others.   

Third Saturday Free Public Education Classes:

June 15 - Worm Composing 
 
July 20 - Camellias 
 
Aug. 17 - History of Plant Names 
 
Sept. 21 - Hosta & Other Shade Loving Plants 
 
Oct. 19 -  Edible Landscaping 
 
Nov. 16 - Live Wreath Making 



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