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The Georgia Master Gardener’s program is the grass-roots outreach arm of the University of Georgia Extension, which provides training for volunteer service through Horticulture Department and other College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences departmental resources. Classes are taught by university faculty and specialists, County Extension agents, Master Gardeners and green industry professionals.
This site has information about Barrow County Extension Office and details about the Master Gardener’s program for the county.
This page has details about the Henry County Extension Offices’ forthcoming events, including the schedule of the Master Gardener program.
Community Gardens of Henry County is a non-profit, volunteer organization established to serve the residents of Henry County by promoting a better sense of community through gardening, providing educational resources and opportunities for gardeners, serving as a vital food source for our community’s needy families and senior citizens, preserving gardening skills for future generations and being good stewards of the environment and green space.
On this site you can get all the information you need about programs offered by the Carroll County Extension Office. The site also includes schedule of gardening related events organized by the county’s extension office.
Cherokee County Extension Office, in association with Master Gardeners, organizes various events and workshops to stimulate interest in the knowledge of gardening and to voluntarily and enthusiastically share this knowledge with others.
The Clayton County Master Gardeners Association is a non-profit community service organization whose primary focus is to educate the public on a variety of horticultural topics. The organization facilitates classes, lectures, symposiums, exhibits, gardening contests, and home visits.
Coweta County Extension Office provides lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.
The DeKalb Master Gardener Association is a group of about 40 Master Gardeners formed to foster education, service, and social events related to gardening.
This page provides more specific information about Agriculture & Natural Resources and the DeKalb Extension Master Gardener Program.
The Georgia Native Plant Society aspires to promote the stewardship and conservation of Georgia’s native plants and their habitats through education and with the involvement of individuals and organizations.
The purpose of the Georgia Gourd Society is to learn and teach to all who are interested about the culture, use, history, and craftsmanship of the gourds. The Georgia Gourd Society is incorporated as a nonprofit organization in the State of Georgia.
The Georgia Hosta Society encourages the residents of the state of Georgia to grow hostas and provides educational information about just how to do it.
The mission of Dawson County Extension Office is to extend lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.
The Georgia Iris Society’s garden located at Gwinett Techincal College features a variety of iris.
Bugwood Network is a clearing house to gather, create, maintain, promote the use of, and economically distribute digital information primarily in the fields of entomology, forestry, forest health and natural resources in the state of Georgia.
The goal of the Atlanta Orchid Society is to preserve and extend knowledge concerning the culture, use, and public display of orchids; and to bring together orchid enthusiasts.
Callaway Gardens is a public garden and resort on 14,000 acres in the Appalachian foothills at Pine Mountain which includes diverse gardens at Sibley Horticultural Center, butterfly garden, nature trails. The website includes visitor information.
The Georgia Perennial Plants Association website features information on meetings and membership, a featured plant section, and photo galleries.
Georgia Perimeter College Botanical Garden encompasses two gardens: 1. the Native Plant Garden and 2. the Ferns of the World Garden. The mission of both gardens is to educate the public about US native plants and temperate ferns by providing a teaching environment.
Members of the Sope Creek Garden Club participate each year in the annual North Georgia State Fair Flower Show at Jim Miller Park. In addition to numerous design and horticultural entries, the members serve in horticultural classification, placement, and clerking.
The activities of the members of the Marietta Gardeners Club include: Annual Plant Sale, Annual Plant Auction, Volunteer Opportunities with the Alice Birnee Memorial Rose Garden and the Oncology Garden at Wellstar Hospital, North Georgia State Fair Flower Show, Field Trips, Summer Picnic, Holiday Party, and Educational Talks with Guest Speakers.
The Atlanta Botanical Garden maintains plant collections for the purpose of display, education, research, conservation, and enjoyment. The Garden includes shade gardens, a children’s garden, a conservatory, and an orchid center. The website contains information about visiting, events, and exhibits, as well as plant and animal conservation.
This website is dedicated to the study and preservation of Georgia’s wild, native, and endangered wildflowers and plant life. The website contains information about newsletter and journal, field trips, and several online articles.
The Georgia Southern Botanical Garden offers visitors a unique view of the cultural and natural heritage of the Southeastern Coastal Plain, an area rich in unique and endangered plants. The Garden’s nearly 11 acre site, located in the middle of the growing city of Statesboro, includes walking woodland trails, Bland Cottage, Heritage Garden, Rose Arbor, Children’s Learning Garden, Camellia Garden, Native Plant Landscape Garden, Native Azalea Collection and Bog Garden.
Wonderland Gardens is a nonprofit organization committed to stewardship of the Earth through programs that actively promote organic gardening, green education, recycling and healthy living in communion with nature.
The Chattahoochee Unit of The Herb Society of America is dedicated to promoting the knowledge of herbs through educational programs, research and sharing the experience of members within the community.
Douglas County Master Gardeners runs programs to train the county residents in all aspects of gardening. The Master Gardener program is run in conjunction with the University of Georgia Extension Office.
The Georgia Master Gardener Volunteer Program is an educational program offered through county offices of The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service.
The Forsyth County Master Gardener Program is a volunteer training program designed to help Extension staff transfer research-based information about gardening and related subjects to the public.
North Fulton Master Gardeners is a group of about 130 members who provide gardening education, service and inspiration in the North Fulton, Georgia community.
The Master Gardener Program of Fulton County provides community-minded gardeners with practical horticultural training that can be taken back and shared in their neighborhoods. The Master Gardener training program is an introductory course in horticulture and related topics that provides a solid foundation for learning more through volunteer activities.
The homepage of the Gwinnett Master Gardeners Association provides information about the Gwinnett County Master Gardener Program, tips and advice on gardening in Georgia, Gardening newsletter, The Garden Gate Forum, and updated gardening news.
The purpose of Hall County Master Gardeners is to advance the horticultural education of its members and the public by promoting the knowledge, interest, appreciation and enjoyment of gardening through meetings, projects, activities and newsletters.
This page has information about the Haralson County Master Gardener program offered by the county’s Extension Office.
Looking for complete information and contact details about gardening-related programs arranged by the Henry Count Extension Office? Check out this resource.
Paulding County has an active group of Master Gardener Volunteers who provide phone consultations, prepare newsletters, cultivate demonstration gardens and provide horticulture education to gardening and landscape enthusiasts.
The Pickens County Master Gardeners bring the latest horticultural information and practices from the world of research to the community’s landscapes and gardens.
Rockdale County Extension Office has over 65 Master Gardener MG volunteers who are committed to gardening and improving the community through programs, plant clinics and horticulture projects. This program is sponsored by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service.
The site contains information about Troup County Extension Office and a schedule of events related to gardening, and details about the county’s Master Gardener program.
The McIntosh Trail Master Gardeners is a non-profit organization in Barnesville, Georgia, for six counties, Lamar, Butts, Monroe, Pike, Spalding & Upson. The objective of the MTMG is to promote good horticultural practices in cooperation with the Georgia Master Gardener Program and the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service in order to extend the Master Gardeners’ knowledge of, and interest in, gardening and related activities.
The Atlanta Community Gardens Project brings neighbors together and empowers people to supplement their food supply by growing it themselves. Each garden is an autonomous neighborhood-based effort where friends share work and responsibility. The Atlanta Community Food Bank provides gardening expertise, volunteer help, tools, seeds and more.
The Atlanta Gardener Connection offers information on plants and vegetables that can be grown from seed. It features a blog where avid gardeners post articles on gardening.
The Oakhurst Community Garden Project teaches environmental awareness through hands-on gardening and outdoor education programs, by engaging students in projects that address real needs, both at The Garden and through outreach projects in the schools and community centers.
The aim of The Greater Atlanta Rose Society is to offers expert advice for growing roses in Georgia. The organization arranges monthly meetings, special events, rose show, garden tours, and Consulting Rosarian program and also publishes a newsletter.
This page gives information about a new concept called ‘economic gardening’ initiated by the Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
Atlanta’s Georgia Backyard Wildlife Habitat is a unique exhibit of plants, native to Georgia and the southeastern U.S. This garden was designed to educate the public on urban biodiversity, native plants and gardening techniques that can be used to attract local wildlife.
This WalterReeves.com page has a list of events, to be held in Georgia, related to gardening.
Georgia Turf at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is a highly coordinated team of scientists from several disciplines working in research, extension, and teaching. This multi-faceted program addresses the needs of all sections of the turf industry.
The Georgia Plant Selections Committee is a non-profit organization comprised of nurserymen, flower growers, garden center retailers, landscape professionals, botanical gardens, county extension agents and faculty from the University of Georgia.
The Distance Diagnostics through Digital Imaging System at The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences allows textual information and descriptive images to be submitted directly from Georgia county Extension offices for rapid diagnosis by resource professionals at the University.
The University of Georgia website provides comprehensive information about fruit pest management and culture.
The Master Gardener Program in Cobb County trains volunteers to propagate knowledge of growing plants to the community. The areas covered during the training are: Soil Test Clinics, Warm Season Turf Management, Xeriscaping for Homeowners, and Water Conservation Inside and Outside the Home.
The blog of Decatur Farmers Market lists schedule of informative events and workshops related to cultivation of plants.
The Roswell Garden Club is a group of women who volunteer their time helping to keep Roswell Green. The organization provides many learning opportunities about the variety of plant life indigenous to the area as well as creating opportunities to reach out to the surrounding community.
The Sandy Springs Garden Club organizes various events related to gardening and its volunteers assist gardening enthusiasts with the cultivation of plants.
The Alpharetta Garden Club offers informative programs and educational field trips, opportunities to actively create and maintain gardens, and community outreach opportunities.
Are you a Smyrna-based gardener looking to beautify your garden by growing flowers? This webpage is the place to check out for all the information related to flowers indigenous to Georgia.
The Southeastern Horticultural Society is a membership organization dedicated to promoting the knowledge, art and enjoyment of horticulture throughout the Southeastern United States. The organization works to convey the important role of plants in our lives by working in partnership with individuals and organizations throughout the southeast to support the art and science of plants.
This site has excellent photos as well as informative articles on drought-resistant plants for Atlanta gardens.
Atlanta residents looking for garden landscaping ideas can check this out: Atlanta Landscaping Ideas at GardenGuides.com
The purpose of Our Green Atlanta blog is to bring together information about all things green in Atlanta and Decatur and schedule of events related to environment.
Residents of West End or anywhere in Atlanta who are interested in joining a community garden and growing food for themselves are welcomed at the Rose Circle Community Garden. Members of the Garden teach them to grow food in containers at home.
ParkPride is a non-profit organization that works with communities all over Atlanta to improve their parks. The organization helps communities to get engaged through volunteer projects, community gardens, community-led park redesign and by receiving grants for their parks.
Georgia residents! Are you looking out for latest news about agricultural consumer and environmental sciences? Then Georgia FACES is the place.
The mission of The Chattahoochee Unit of The Herb Society of America of The Herb Society of America is dedicated to promoting the knowledge, use and delight of herbs through educational programs, research and sharing the experience of our members with the community. Membership is open to anyone who is interested in herbs.
Piedmont Park in Atlanta facilitates various programs that encourage residents to work towards the preservation of Atlanta’s natural habitat.
Central Fulton Master Gardeners devote their efforts towards generating interest and enhancing knowledge of gardening amongst the residents.
The Carroll County Master Gardener Volunteer Program is an educational program offered through county offices of the Georgia Cooperative Extension Service. Through this program, individuals are trained and certified in horticulture and related areas. Master Gardeners bring the latest horticultural information and practices from the world of research to their communities’ landscapes and gardens.
The South Fulton Master Gardeners aspire to evoke interest in and increase the knowledge of gardening through voluntarily and responsibly sharing their own knowledge with Fulton residents.
The Atlanta Urban Gardening Program (AUGP) works to bring people from different economic cultural, racial and generational backgrounds together through gardening. AUGP works in the community providing the opportunity for thousands of families to experience growing their own fresh vegetables.
The Gwinnett County community garden project offers spaces for the residents of the community to grow their own food. Volunteers from the Gwinnett Cooperative Extension Service’s Master Gardener program assist local residents with planting their gardens and provide expertise throughout the growing season. In addition, all community gardeners have been encouraged to participate in the Plant a Row for the Hungry program for local food banks.
Suwannee Community Garden members help community residents to grow vegetable gardens in pre-booked plots in the garden.
Check out the latest articles on gardening in Roswell, Georgia, at OurLittleNet Inc.
This National Gardening webpage has articles providing tips for maintaining a healthy garden in Roswell, GA.
Kate is a Roswell-based gardener who shares her experience and knowledge of growing different variety of plants, flowers and vegetables in Roswell.
The Alpharetta Arboretum’s community garden allows plot-holders to grow their own food, fulfilling its mission to “connect people to nature” while educating them about the horticultural requirements of the vegetable garden.
Community Garden at Brook Run offers plots and gardening knowledge to community residents to grow organic food. You can also check out their blog for information updates on the garden.
The Dunwoody Nature Center is a nonprofit organization established by community volunteers to preserve and manage the natural environment and related facilities of Dunwoody Park and to foster the enjoyment and appreciation of nature through environmental education and outreach programs.
The mission of Henderson Park Community Garden is a non-profit organization that works to strengthen community; enable the cultivation and consumption of wholesome, homegrown food; provide an environment for hands-on education in organic gardening; foster an intergenerational gardening experience; and enhance the beauty of neighborhood green space.
Here you can find excellent photographs of Georgia native plants taken in the current month that can help you with field identification.
This webpage of Wildflower.org includes information about commercially available native plant species suitable for planned landscapes in Georgia.
Enjoy excellent photographs of North Georgia’s flora – Here.
Check out these helpful articles on gardening and agriculture in Decatur County.
Get valuable information about urban agriculture on this website of the University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
This webpage gives current weather conditions as well as historical weather data about Georgia.
This webpage has a list of butterflies found in Georgia. Clicking on the text link will show you a picture of the butterfly and the specific counties in Georgia the butterfly is found in. Each link also provides more information about the butterfly’s identification and life history.
This elaborate article will help you in planting a vegetable garden in Georgia.
This Docstoc webpage offers a very detailed planting chart for vegetable gardening in Georgia
Georgia Organics is a non-profit organization working to integrate healthy, sustainable and locally grown food into the lives of all Georgians.
World Botanical Garden is a non-profit organization which aspires to develop a botanical garden, public garden, play ground, walking and bike trails, landscaped gardens, conservatory, interactive environmental educational program. The garden will host planned activities on the proposed site for learning about the environment, bringing people closer to their environment and instill into each person how they can become better stewards of the environment.
This is the website of Boulevard Community Garden and Sam Lincoln Memorial Garden, located at 663 Boulevard Avenue NE Atlanta, GA. The site has links to useful resources related to gardening in Georgia.
The objective of the Blue Heron Nature Preserve is to protect and restore land along and near Nancy Creek. The organization also aims to focus community attention, involvement and education on the preservation and improvement of local green-space and wetland habitat, accessibility, creek bank stabilization, and water quality along Nancy Creek.
Trees Atlanta is a citizen’s group that works to protect, improve, and beautify Atlanta’s urban environment by planting and conserving trees.
Garden Isaiah covers several activities including growing food for the needy in collaboration with the Atlanta Community Food Bank, promoting volunteerism and youth leadership in other community anti-hunger efforts, recycling and conservation through composting and worm farming and promoting healthy nutrition and physical activity.
The Mableton Community Garden is an organic vegetable garden, consisting of 21 plots. Community members sign up in the early Spring and reserve their plots for the growing season.