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  • 08/21/2018 9:00 amSummit County Master Gardeners Hotline
  • 08/22/2018 7:00 pmMeet Me in the Garden
  • 08/28/2018 9:00 amSummit County Master Gardeners Hotline
  • 09/04/2018 9:00 amSummit County Master Gardeners Hotline
  • 09/11/2018 9:00 amSummit County Master Gardeners Hotline
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Posted by cherylu at Apr 12, 2018. No Comments.


Proceeds from both the Toast to the Tour and the General Tour of Gardens benefit the Summit County Master Gardeners’ educational horticulture programs.  Also a big Thank You to the garden owners who allowed us to feature their private gardens.

If you were a patron, FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 22, you experienced a stunning private woodland garden along with select wines, hors d’ouevers, music and a silent auction at our Toast to the Tour Party.  This garden was not on the General Tour.

ON SATURDAY, JUNE 23 tour-goers experienced six “Gardens of Distinction” and shopped for plants and garden items at the popular Posie Shoppe.

We also wish to thank all those who advertised in our Tour Book and the businesses who participated as ticket sale locations:

  • 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




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!

Aug. 7 — Show and tell with Master Gardeners bringing their favorite garden items.

Aug.21 — Food Preservation and Recipes.

Sept. 11— Putting the garden to bed and winter projects.


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 July 31, 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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