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Upcoming Events
  • 06/19/2018 9:00 amSummit County Master Gardeners Hotline
  • 06/23/2018 9:00 am18th Annual Tour of Gardens
  • 06/26/2018 9:00 amFree Coffee Chat with the Vegetable Gardening Practicum
  • 06/26/2018 9:00 amSummit County Master Gardeners Hotline
  • 06/27/2018 7:00 pmMeet Me in the Garden
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Posted by cherylu at Apr 12, 2018. No Comments.

Mark your calendars for this year’s Tour of Gardens events. 

Start off your tour weekend with the annual “Toast to the Tour,” a Secret Garden Wine Reception for Patrons only on Friday evening, June 22.  Patrons will experience a special garden not featured on the tour, as well as a variety of fine wines, catered treats, and more.  There are two levels of support:  Chardonnay $75 and Champagne $100. To buy PATRON TICKETS, click here.

ON SATURDAY, JUNE 23 JOIN US FOR THE ANNUAL TOUR OF GARDENS.  Experience six “Gardens of Distinction” in this self-guided driving tour, as well as the popular Posie Shoppe, featuring Master Gardener grown plants and garden items.  Cost is $20. To order GENERAL TOUR tickets, click here.



General Tour Tickets may also be purchased at the following.

  • The Bird Store & More, 117 Merz Boulevard, Fairlawn
  • Graf Growers, 1015 White Pond Drive, Copley
  • Donzells’ Garden Center, 937 E. Waterloo Road, Akron
  • Dayton Nursery & Garden Center, 3459 S Cleveland-Massillon Road, Norton
  • Suncrest Gardens, 5157 Akron-Cleveland Road, Peninsula

Proceeds from both the Patron Wine Reception and the General Tour benefit the Summit County Master Gardeners educational horticulture programs.


Posted by cherylu at Apr 12, 2018. No Comments.

Summit County Master Gardeners and the Vegetable Gardening Practicum Committee is conducting a series of free Coffee Chats this Spring at the Lakefront Community Center located at 2491 Canfield Road, Akron 44312. The following is a list of dates and topics, each beginning at 9:00am.  Come join us for coffee and a discussion of seasonal gardening topics to help you garden!

May 1, 2018 “Attracting Monarch Butterflies to your Garden”

May 15, 2018 “Growing Vegetables in Containers”

May 29, 2018 “Basic Vegetable Garden Planning”

June 12, 2018 “Good Bug, Bad Bug”

June 26, 2018 “Pruning Tomatoes”

All are welcome. Coffee will be provided.

Now accepting applications for the 2018 Master Gardener Volunteer Basic Training Class

Posted by Jacqueline Kowalski at Mar 14, 2018. No Comments.

We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Basic Training Class.    For more information click the  “Become a Master Gardener” tab.  Applications are due by June 15, 2018.

Meet Me In The Garden

Posted by cherylm at Mar 19, 2014. No Comments.

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.                                    

May 23, 2018
Presented by Denise Ellsworth,
Director, Honey Bee and Native Pollinator Ed. Dept., OSU.

June 27, 2018
The Wonderful World of Succulents
Presented by Carol Knock,
Master Gardener, Retired Educator.

July 25, 2018
The Basics of Backyard Composting
Presented by Dave Daly
Education Coordinator, Crown Point Ecology Center.

August 22, 2018
Herbal Uses
Elizabeth Kresse,
Interpretive Naturalist, Summit Metro Parks.

Hope to see you there!

Master Gardener Hotline

Posted by cherylm at Mar 4, 2014. No Comments.

The Master Gardener Hotline is Open for the season!

The Summit County Master Gardener Hotline will starts on Tuesday,  March 6, 2018.  The Hotline is every Tuesday, from 9:00 am until noon, through October.
Call 330-928-4769, option 3.

You can also ask your gardening questions on line!  Follow this link to the  “Ask a Master Gardener” website: http://extension.osu.edu/ask-an-expert/ask-master-gardener

Sign up to get email invitations to our public programs!

Posted by Geoff at Jan 30, 2014. No Comments.

Just click on the button to be added to our email list.  Then you will be sure to get information and invitations to our public programs and events, like Design & Beyond, the Saturday Gardening Series, and the Tour of Gardens.

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