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2015 Tour of Gardens Set for Saturday, June 27

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The 2015 Tour of Gardens will be on Saturday, June 27th, from 9 am until 4 pm RAIN OR SHINE

Explore and enjoy six local gardens in the self-guided, Summit County Master Gardeners annual Tour of Gardens.  Ticket holders are invited to the Posie Shoppe which will be filled with garden items and Master Gardener-grown plants.  General Admission is $20.  Each guest must have an advance sale ticket on sale on this website  (CLICK HERE FOR ON-LINE GENERAL TOUR TICKETS) or at the following garden centers.  No tickets will be sold the day of the tour.

Graf Growers. 1015  White Pond Drive, Copley

Donzell’s Garden Center, 937 E Waterloo Road, Akron

Dayton Nursery & Garden Center, 3459 S. Cleveland Massillon Road, Norton

Suncrest Gardens, 5157 Akron-Cleveland Road, Peninsula


Consider becoming a Platinum or Gold Patron.

There are two levels of support: Platinum – $100 and Gold $65

This special garden and breakfast is reserved for patrons only.  Sign up and enjoy this unique beautiful garden setting and a special breakfast catered by Moe’s for you and your guests.  Afterward, you will begin this year’s Tour of Gardens, which highlights six other unique gardens in our area.     (CLICK HERE FOR ON-LINE PATRON RESERVATIONS)


Limited seats (20 max) are available for anyone attending the Patron Breakfast to take the Tour on the Akron Recreation Bureau trolley.  Reservations are required and must be made BY YOU directly through the Akron Recreation Bureau by calling 330-375-2852, ext. 4 to sign up.   Remember, you must be a Patron to reserve a spot on the trolley. 

Proceeds from the Patron Breakfast and General Tour support Summit County Master Gardeners projects, programs and initiatives promoting local research-based educational and good gardening practices.




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Once again the Community Gardening Committee of the Summit County Master Gardeners will be partnering with the Parks Departments of
Richfield and Springfield to present a series of talks on vegetable gardening.  These talks will be presented from February through June. DSC_0311

This year’s titles will be:

February–Gardening from the Ground Up (it is all about the soil), Mary Beth Breckenridge

March-Start Your Own Seeds, Heather Stafinsky

April-Herbs for Teas, Spirits and Medicine, Sherilyn Medkeff

May-Growing Terrific Tomatoes, Lee Paulson

June-Keep your Garden Growing All Season Long, Geoff Kennedy

The talks in Springfield are on the First Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Springfield Community/Senior Center, 2459 Canfield Rd., Akron44312.  The Springfield talks are free.  For more information, please contact Doug Foltz at 330-733-2556.

The talks in Richfield are on the Second Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Eastwood Preserve House, 4712 Streetsboro Rd., Richfield.  The cost is $5 per person.  To register, call 330-659-5818 or mail in the registration form from the Richfield website, www.richfieldvillageohio.org.   Walk-ins are welcome.

Meet Me In The Garden

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08 02 14_710208 02 14_710208 02 14_710208 02 14_7102Please join the Meet Me In The Garden committee for our free gardening  programs at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Rd., Akron.  Our programs are on Wednesdays and start at 7:00 pm. 

Thank you for joining us for our winter series!  Here are our Spring/Summer programs.

 May 27 – A Closer Look – Garden and Insect Photography – Learn how to to take great photos of the flowers and insects in your landscape while exploring the many creatures that call your garden home.

Presented by Danae Wolfe, OSU Extension A and R Educator, Summit County  10847791_773747835995601_6887810426773400290_n

June 24  - Great English Gardens – Tour eight famous English Gardens through the eyes of a professional garden designer.  Presented by Cara Smith, Summit County Master Gardener Volunteer

July 22 - Enhancing and Embellishing Your Garden – Learn some tricks and tips to add variety and beauty to your garden.  

Presented by Lisa Graf, Partner, Graf Growers Garden Center

August 26 – Dahlias – Everything you’d ever want to know about selecting, planting, growing and storing dahlias for maximum enjoyment.  

Presented by Lee Paulson, Summit County Master Gardener Volunteer

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Hope to see you there!


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HIGHLAND SQUARE: 4-7 pm, Thursdays, June 4, July 2 and August 6

(West Market Street & Conger Avenue)

COPLEY: 3-7pm, Thursdays, June 18, July 16 and August 13

(1245 South Cleveland-Massillon Road)

TWINSBURG: 3-6:30pm, Thursdays, June 25, July 23, Aug 27 and Sept 24

(10075 Ravenna Road, off I-480 at SR91)

GREEN: 2-6pm, Tuesday, July 28

(1781 Town Park Blvd.)

HOWE MEADOW: 9am-noon, Saturdays, May 30, July 25 and Sept 5

(4040 Riverview Riverview Road)

STOW: 9am-12:30pm, Saturdays, June 13, July 11 and August 8

(1567 Pilgrim Drive)

HUDSON: 9am-12:30pm, Saturdays, June 20, July 18 and August 15

(Village Green at State Routes 91 and 303)


Posted by cherylm at Jan 13, 2015. No Comments.

We are happy to announce the Summit County Master Gardener Partner Grant recipients for 2015. While there were many worthwhile applications submitted, the committee decide these 4 most closely met the criteria for the grant.

  1. Barberton Middle School will receive $497.00 for improvements to their existing Magical Garden Grows Up,including raised handicap accessible beds. This garden has been a been a collaborative effort including the High School and the city’s beautification department along with the the MS’s science department and health department’s curriculum. The garden is used to grow flowers and food that students take home and sell at the Barberton Farmer’s market. This year’s project will allow the garden to serve all the students as an instructional area.

2. The NIHF STEM High School will receive $497.00 for supplies for propagating at least 1000 native plants by 5 Youth Conservation Crew (YCC) interns that will be selected from their High School. The native plants are part of a habitat restoration project, a Cuyahoga Valley National Park Division of Resource Management and an AmeriCorps Volunteers-In-Service-to-America (VISTA) collaboration and they will be supervising the project from propagation to restoration.

3.  The University of Akron will receive $496.52 to create a culinary garden to be used in a partnership with the nutrition and dietetics school, the school of Law, Law and Leadership Institute, their Center for Child Development and the Akron City Mason School. Student educators will instruct community participants about gardening, nutrition, food prep and cooking. The Participants will be participating in all aspects of gardening; plant selection, planting and care, and harvesting.

4.   The Spring Garden Waldorf School will receive $500.00 for supplies for their garden curriculum. The school has a hands-on, year round, science of gardening and growing curriculum, that supports a large garden where all the students work and learn. The school also supports the community through produce donations and plant donations to community organizations.

Master Gardener Hotline

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The Master Gardener Hotline is OPEN for the season
You can call our Horticulture Hotline to ask a garden-related questionand get advice from our experts.

Just call 330-928-GROW (4769), Ext. 3
Hotline Hours: Tuesday: 9:00 am – noon, March through October

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