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  • 01/20/2018 8:30 amDesign & Beyond
  • 01/24/2018 7:00 pm"A New Look to Old-Fashioned Hydrangeas" by Tom Dayton
  • 02/28/2018 7:00 pm"Sustainable Landscapes" by Barb Holtz
  • 03/03/2018 9:00 amSaturday Gardening Series
  • 03/10/2018 9:00 amSaturday Gardening Series
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Design and Beyond: A Garden Symposium
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Theme: “The Heart and Soul of the Garden”

Paul Zammit

Registration is open for the annual Design & Beyond 2018 Garden Symposium, “The Heart and Soul of the Garden.”  This event sells out quickly, so register now before the deadline of Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Click HERE for details and to register.

NEW LOCATION IN 2018 – improved audio/visual! – Our Lady of Cedars Banquet Center, 507 S. Cleveland – Massillon Road, Fairlawn, Ohio 44333 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. (Doors open at 8:00 am).

COST for the day is $50.00 and includes a continental breakfast and buffet lunch served by Bradley’s Catering, plus symposium materials. A silent auction and raffle will also be featured.


• Keynote Speaker, Paul Zammit, the Nancy Eaton Director of Horticulture, Toronto Botanical Garden.
• Space Conscious Gardening
• The Soul of the Garden

• Joining Paul,
Martha A. Smith, University of Illinois Extension, Horticulture.
• Stepping Stones to Perennial Garden Design

Ann Cicarella, Ann Cicarella Landscape Design, LLC
• Pots with Panache
• Cleveland Pollinator and Native Plant Symposium

If you have questions or have difficulty registering on-line, please contact:
Helen Ryan-King, Registrar, 330-338-1043, tibrodain@yahoo.com

Design & Beyond qualifies for 5 CEUs for Master Gardeners

Free Fall Garden Talks

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In conjunction with the Springfield Parks Department, Summit County Master Gardeners will be giving three talks this fall on topics of interest to gardeners. These talks are on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Lakefront (Boyd D. Esler Senior/Community) Center, 2491Canfield Rd., Akron, 44312. 

 The talks are FREE!!  The public is welcome

November 1st — Make a Living Wreath by Priscilla Kiehl

 Plan to join us on November 1.  Check back here.  More programs to be announced soon.


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gardens of distinction and scroll

Thanks to all who attended and supported our 2017 Tour of Gardens.  We hope you enjoyed your experiences at the Patron Secret Garden, the six marvelous gardens on Saturday’s tour, and your purchases from the Posie Shoppe. 

Also, we wish to thank those businesses who supported our tour through their advertising in our tour book and to the garden centers who supported our ticket sales.

Dayton Nursery & Garden Center, 3459 Cleveland-Massillon Rd, Norton, OH

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

Graf Growers Garden Center, 1015 White Pond Dr, Akron, OH

Smith Bros. Garden Center, 1285 N. Cleveland Massillon Rd, Bath OH

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

See you in 2018!

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.                                    

photo – C. Manson

Please join us for our Winter/Spring
programs in 2018.

January 24
A New Look To Old-Fashioned Hydrangeas
Tom Dayton, Owner Dayton Nursery

February 28
Sustainable Landscapes
Barb Holtz, Outreach Educator, Ohio Prairie Nursery

March 28
Tree Care For Homeowners

Brad McBride, Sales Arborist, Davey Tree Expert Co.

Hope to see you there!

Master Gardener Hotline

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The Master Gardener Hotline is Closed for the season!

The Summit County Master Gardener Hotline will start again 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!

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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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