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 ‘Green Thumb Gardening Series’

Basic Horticulture Workshops



Do you love to garden but are disappointed with your results?  Maybe you’re a beginner and lack basic knowledge, or an experienced gardener looking for more challenging projects.  Do you want to learn more from the experts about specific plants and techniques that work in Marietta? Then this workshop series is for you. The Marietta Council of Garden Clubs, Inc., is proud to introduce our 2011 series of Horticulture Workshops.  These workshops are for the avid gardener new to gardening or experienced.  Each workshop will include a presentation by 1-3 presenters that specialize in the specific topic either well known or professional.  The Saturday begins at for registration, for the formal presentation, a break for lunch (which is included) and then a private tour of a local garden or nursery.  Some of the locations will have plants for sale.  The workshops will be held once a month at the Marietta Educational Garden Center,

505 Kennesaw Ave, Marietta, GA, 30060
.  There will be no test, no volunteer hours required, no overnight stays, and no commitment to extended sessions.  These workshops are a great way to improve your gardening skills and meet others interested in gardening.




October 22, 2011: Vegetable Gardening


 The first workshop will be October 22, 2011 and the speakers are Cobb County Master Gardeners: Susan Dawsey and Amy Whitney speaking on Vegetable Gardening and then we will tour The Garden of Mr. Hankerson and Mr Kastner.

November 12, 2011: New Plant Cultivars



Speaker - Scott McMahon, rare plant nursery owner and an international plant-hunter, Garden*Hood Nursery



Tour: Garden*Hood Nursery




January 21, 2012: Trees and Shrubs



Speaker – Joe Burgess, GFC Sr. Forester/Arborist & Rich Deckman, Landscape Architect/Arborist & Will Goodman, Landscape Architect &



Tour: Oakton


February 18, 2012: Floral and Culinary Herbs



Speakers - Rita Bissell & Tracy Minjauw, Members of Chattahoochee Unit of the Herb Society of America



Tour: Roothouse Garden




March 24, 2012: Native Plants



Speaker – Jim Rodgers, nursery owner and plant propagator, Nearly Native Nursery



Tour: Nearly Native Nursery




April 28, 2012: Annuals and Container Gardening


Speaker – Sue Dean, Master Gardener and Container Designer, Lost Mountain Nursery



Tour: Lost Mountain Nursery





May 19, 2012: Shade and Sun Perennials

 Speakers – Jack Driskell, Lifetime Master Gardener & Mickey Gazaway, Horticulturist/Arborist, Pikes

Tour: Smith Gilbert Garden




Price: $30 per session.


Take as many as you like.


 Get a certificate if you complete six of the seven sessions offered.



Space is limited to 30 participants. Registration required. Lunch included.