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Master Gardener Extension Volunteers are trained and certified by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Program. For more information about the UGA Extension Service and how to become a North Fulton Master Gardener, click here.

Open Garden Days

 Fulton County Demonstration Gardens

June 22, 2024 10am - 2pm

Exploring Fulton County's Master Gardener demonstration gardens


Jun 5, 2024  

“Demonstration gardens enhance our educational programming because they show real-life examples of how plants exist in our environment. They’re a great medium for storytelling and teaching, because they often come with their own histories, legacies, challenges and victories,” said Gabrielle LaTora, Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent in Fulton County. Six demonstration gardens around Fulton County showcase the labors of love by dedicated Master Gardener Extension volunteers. These green oases stand as testament to their passion for gardening. And what better way to honor their dedication than by inviting you to our Open Garden Days events on June 22, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Master Gardeners will be available at six diverse demonstration gardens. Each garden has a unique horticultural emphasis. The gardens include a community garden, ecosystem restoration efforts and heritage plantings. Whether you're a seasoned gardener seeking inspiration or looking to plant your first garden, there's something for everyone to discover in these beautifully maintained teaching environments.

GROWL Garden 4300 Herschel Road, College Park, GA 30337

Nestled on Herschel Road in College Park, the GROWL Garden is a community garden with raised beds planted with vegetables, herbs and flowers. Maintained by passionate community gardeners, this garden showcases sustainable gardening in a shared space. Please respect the efforts of plot holders by not harvesting their produce.  




Lost Corner Cottage Garden 7300 Brandon Mill Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Transport yourself to a bygone era at the Lost Corner Nature Preserve on Brandon Mill Road in Sandy Springs. Wander through 24 wooded acres and discover the Cottage Garden, a tribute to heritage plants thriving in various light conditions. ADA-approved trails and picnic spots offer a perfect setting for a leisurely stroll or a tranquil picnic amid nature's splendor.  



Native Gardens at Island Ford Unit 8850 Roberts Drive, Sandy Springs, GA 30350

 Experience the rich biodiversity of Georgia's native plants at the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area's Island Ford Unit. At the entrance to the park, the Native Gardens greet you with a kaleidoscope of colors, attracting myriad pollinators. Embrace the opportunity to connect with nature while supporting vital habitat restoration efforts. All the plants in the gardens can be observed throughout the many parks along the river.  

Archibald Smith Plantation 935 Alpharetta Street, Roswell, GA 30075

Step back in time at the Archibald Smith Plantation in Roswell, where history and horticulture intertwine. Explore the meticulously preserved grounds, adorned with native woodland plants. As you tread lightly along marked trails, marvel at the delicate balance between conservation and cultivation, a testament to the ongoing efforts to preserve Georgia's natural heritage. Georgia Native Plant Society certified this garden as a Silver Award recipient for its preservation of native plants.  


Native Perennial Garden at the Teaching Museum North Greenhouse 793 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell, GA 30075

Adjacent to the Teaching Museum North on Mimosa Boulevard in Roswell lies a haven of native perennials. Delight in the beauty of 45 perennial varieties, thoughtfully curated to thrive in sunny conditions. This garden is designed to inspire your own landscaping endeavors!  



Summerour House Garden at Autrey Mill 9770 Autrey Mill Road, Johns Creek, GA 30022  

Journey to Johns Creek and discover the Summerour House Garden at Autrey Mill Nature Preserve. Amid 3 miles of wooded trails and captivating exhibits, immerse yourself in the charm of historic Georgia. Explore the meticulously restored home exteriors and embark on a journey through heritage plants, guided by a cell phone tour.  

On Saturday, June 22, join us at one or several of our demonstration gardens as we celebrate 45 years of the Master Gardener program in Georgia. Meet our passionate volunteers at each garden, eager to share their knowledge. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned gardener, this event promises inspiration, education and the joy of community. For further details, contact UGA Extension Fulton County at 404-613-4920. Mark your calendars and join us for a day of exploration, appreciation and celebration amid Fulton County's flourishing gardens. Happy Gardening!                                                                                                                                 (Reprinted from the Appen Newspaper) 

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