Branching Out – North Fulton Master Gardener Garden Faire

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Date: 16 April 2011
Time: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: Bulloch Hall 180 Bulloch Avenue Roswell, GA 30075-4420
Phone: 770-992-1731

Details:

(FREE) Presented by the North Fulton Master Gardeners. Everything for the Garden; Speakers, Demonstrations, Expert Advice, Plants, Products, Food. 9:00AM-3:00PM (Rain or Shine) On the Beautiful and Historic Grounds of Bulloch Hall in Roswell Georgia.

A family event for gardeners, collectors and plant bargain hunters alike, the North Fulton Master Gardeners will host the eighth annual Garden Faire at historic Bulloch Hall in Roswell from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2011. Themed “Branching Out,” this year’s event will feature everything to make your yard and garden more beautiful, healthy, and productive.

Along with specialty plants and the popular “Pass Along Plant Sale,” featuring plants from the Master Gardeners’ own gardens, there will also be more than (25) vendors offering everything for the garden and yard.
Admission is free and proceeds from Garden Faire will benefit the six community project gardens supported by the North Fulton Master Gardeners volunteer organization.
“This will be my eighth Garden Faire and I always look forward to the opening of Garden Faire when everybody rushes to find one of the coveted Master Gardener pass-a-long plants that are bargained priced,” said Stephen Nelson, president, North Fulton Master Gardeners. “This year we will have some really exceptional gardening demonstrations going on throughout the day and I’m looking forward to learning something new!”

“The North Fulton Master Gardener Faire is a sharing event! It gives all of us North Fulton Master Gardeners an opportunity to select our favorite plants, shrubs and ornamentals, which we have propagated or divided, and offer them to the public for a nominal fee. The public gets a BONUS that day because we can explain and give advice on all these wonderful plants and help insure a successful relationship between the owner and the plant!” said Debbie Brennan, Garden Faire chairman. “It’s a day of education, fun and sharing and everyone goes home happy!”

The essentials
WHAT: 2011 Garden Faire at Historic Bulloch Hall

WHEN:
• This rain or shine event is 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday, April 16, 2011
• 10:30 a.m. Lisa Bartlett of Gramma B’s will demonstrate how to create innovative
container gardens.
• Noon: Garden historian, landscape architect and author James R. Cothran will
discuss the rich garden history of the South and his book, “Charleston Gardens and
the Landscape Legacy of Loutrel Briggs.” Signed copies will be available for sale
before and after the lecture.
• 1:30 p.m. Rob Browder, owner of Precision Pruning, will demonstrate “When, Where
and How to Prune.”

WHERE:
Bulloch Hall
180 Bulloch Avenue
Roswell, GA 30075-4420
770-992-1731

FEATURING:
• Pass Along Plant Sale
• Fleatique and Bake Sale
• Vendors: Plants, Gardening Equipment, Food
• Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions

About North Fulton Master Gardeners
Master Gardeners are volunteers trained and certified by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Program who share their horticultural training and experiences with the general public through entertaining and educational gardening projects. The North Fulton Master Gardeners is a group of approximately 130 members who live in all areas of North Fulton. Our goal is to provide education, service and inspiration in the North Fulton community. North Fulton Master Gardener project gardens: Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center, Big Trees Forest Preserve, the Demonstration Garden at Bulloch Hall, Orchard Hill at Bulloch Hall, the Archibald Smith Plantation Home, and the William-Payne House.
Contact:
Daniel Abens, Publicity Chairman, 2011 Garden Faire
E-mail: Dabens@aol.com

Oldest program of its kind in the nation . The Mission is to educate members and the public in areas of horticulture and ecology. Master Gardeners promote and foster community enrichment, knowledge, beautification, and historical conservation through voluntary service.