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The Master Gardeners of Summit County invite the community to attend this year’s annual Tour of Gardens on Saturday, June 25.

Six special private gardens will be featured on the general tour. Ticket holders are also invited to visit the Posie Shoppe, which will be filled with garden items and Master Gardener grown plants.

A seventh “secret” garden and breakfast will be available for patrons. The tour will run from 9 am – 4 pm rain or shine.



Dayton’s Flower and Garden Center,4474 Cleve-Massillon Rd., Norton, OH

Donzell’s Garden Center, 937 Waterloo Rd., Akron, OH

Graff Growers Garden Center, 1015 White Pond Drive, Akron, OH

Smith Bros. Garden Center, 1285 N. Cleve-Mass. Rd., Bath, OH

Suncrest Gardens, 5157 Akron-Cleveland Rd., Peninsula, OH

PATRONS ARE INVITED TO A SEVENTH SECRET GARDEN AND CATERED BREAKFAST. Treat yourself by starting the tour in a special setting while you enjoy a sumptuous breakfast. Patron giving levels are: Platinum $100 and Gold $65. Patron tickets may be purchased on-line here (BUY Patron Tickets).

Read more about how Master Gardeners benefit the community here MASTER GARDENER BROCHURE

Questions about the Patron Breakfast?  Call the Breakfast Registrar at 330-760-2130

Get your tickets now! Space is limited and the tour sells out!

Proceeds from the Tour of Gardens support Summit County Master Gardener projects, programs and initiatives promoting local research-based education and good gardening practices. Summit County Master Gardeners are affiliated with The Ohio State University Extension and is a 501(c)(3) organization.

2016 Master Gardener Basic Training Class-Applications Available

Posted by Jacqueline Kowalski at Mar 31, 2016. No Comments.

Are you interested in providing service to our communities?  Are you a lifelong learner?  Do you want to know more about botany,  soil, and insects?  Do you want to be part of a dynamic group that likes to have fun and share their knowledge?

Ohio State University  Extension Summit County and the Summit County Master Gardeners Volunteers are pleased to announce that we are currently accepting applications for the 2016 Basic Training Class.  The class will be held on Wednesday nights beginning in August.  There are also 3 day classes (please see application for more detailed information).

Applications will be accepted until June 1st, but space is limited, so don’t delay!  We are looking forward to receiving your application.

Click here for application:  2016 MGV Basic Training Application


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HOWE MEADOW: 9am-noon, Sat., May 14, July 23 and August 27

         (4040 Riverview Road)

HIGHLAND SQ.: 4-7 pm, Thurs., May 26, June 23, July 28 and Aug 25

         (West Market Street & Conger Avenue)

COPLEY: 3-6pm, Thursdays, June 2, July 7, Aug 4 and Sept 1

         (1245 South Cleveland-Massillon Road)

HUDSON: 9am-12:30pm, Saturdays, June 11 and August 13

         (Village Green at State Routes 91 and 303)

STOW: 9am-12:30pm, Saturdays, June 11, July 16, Aug 13 and Sept 10

         (1567 Pilgrim Drive)

TWINSBURG: 3-6:30pm, Thursdays, June 16, July 21, Aug 11 and Sept 8

         (2695 Creekside Commons)

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. 

Please join us for our summer programs in 2016.


Dionaea muscipula, Venus Fly Trap. Photo – International Carnivorous Plant Society

June 23, 2016 
Cultivating Carnivorous Plants 
With Julia Wiesenberg
Summit County Master Gardener 
Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist
July 27, 2016
Rain Gardens & Water Management 
With Michelle Studer Director of Facilities & Grounds
Akron Zoological Park 
Summit County Master Gardener
August 24, 2016
Woodland Wildflowers - Conservation and Propagation 
With Jane Rogers
Wildflower Enthusiast & Photographer

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Hope to see you there!

2016 Summit County Master Gardener Grants

Posted by cherylm at Mar 18, 2014. No Comments.

Announcing the 2016 grant recipients!

With money raised by the Annual Tour of Gardens, the Summit County Master Gardeners will contribute to 4 educational garden projects in Summit County this year.

1. The Cascade Locks Park Association will receive $1000.00 to help fund 2 educational gardens, an 1800’s type kitchen garden adjacent to the Mustill home and a memorial garden using native woodland plants. The latter is in recognition of 3 Akron citizens who integral in the reconstruction of the Mustill store site. The area is visited by as many as 900 school children on field trips and 6000 visitors to the site annually.
2. University of Akron Field Station in the Bath Nature Preserve will receive $1000.00 to help fund 2 workshops and the installation of a rain garden adjacent to their remodeled field station. There are many people/organizations involved in this project that the committee is excited about establishing a SCMG connection; more on that later.
3. Middlebury/Liberty Community Gardens will receive $500.00. They are starting a public community garden on land adjacent to their chapel. They have already secured a large portion of the moneys needed to begin this project and have started plants.
4. South Street Ministries Community Garden will receive $500.00. This organization will use the money to create a youth garden and program. The have a long-standing relationship with Let’s Grow Akron and have also already received other money to support this project.

Master Gardener Hotline

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

The Master Gardener Hotline is OPEN for the season!

Call us with your gardening questions at 330-928-GROW (4769), Ext. 3

Hotline Hours: Tuesday: 9:00 am – noon, March 1 through October 25, 2016

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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