Registration is now open for our Fall Make and Take Programs. Space is limited for each program and they do fill up! Click Here for Registration Forms.
September 14, Carol Harris will show you how to create Rustic Hypertufa pots for your garden. October 12, Back by popular demand, Pumpkin Decorating. November 9, New this year, Tray Gardening.
Brooke Nations, District NE1 Director for the Georgia Master Gardener Association, presented Gilmer County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers with a Grant of $150 to add Signage at our demonstration garden, the D.I.G. (Discover, Inspire & Grow).
From left to right: Patty Stanfield, Wendy Widmann, Brooke Nations, Julie Keller, Karen Hyde, Deborah Ashley and Barbara Gelman (front).
The DIG is the Gilmer County Master Gardener Volunteer demonstration garden.
Built and first planted in 2014, the garden is designed to showcase best gardening techniques as recommended by the University of Georgia College of Environmental and Agricultural Sciences, to test new plants and growing ideas, and to provide a space for relaxation and enjoyment. It is funded by community and Master Gardener grants and donations, and maintained by Master Gardener Volunteers who invited you to stop by when they are working on Tuesday mornings from 9-10.
We are proud to be chosen as an All-American Selection garden again this year!
All-American Selection is an independent non-profit organization that tests new, never-before-sold varieties for the home gardener. After a full season of anonymous trailing by volunteer horticultural professionals on the top garden performers given the AAS Winner award designation for their superior performance. Most of the AAS plants in the DIG were grown from seed by MG Volunteers.
Come check out our themed beds: Perennials, Birds, Butterflies, Bees…, Native Plants, Herbs, Culinary Adventures, All You Need is Seed, Plants from the Past, The Succulent Centerpiece and much more.
The DIG is adjacent to the Gilmer County Library, 268 Calvin Jackson Drive
Another Gilmer County Master Gardener Project: Veteran’s Bridge. Beds cleaned up and a new plant added, Hosta ‘patriot’.
Memorial Day Ceremony at Veteran’s Memorial Bridge and Gardens from 10:00AM – 12:00PM Gilmer Chamber Events