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Urban Gardening Festival


Master Gardener Demonstration Garden
5201 Marchant Dr | Get Directions

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Urban Gardening Festival

Gardening with children, cooking with home-grown produce, and top tomato growing concerns are just some of the hot gardening topics slated for this year’s UT Master Gardener Program of Davidson County Urban Gardening Festival on Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ellington Agricultural Center. The event is free and appropriate for all ages.

The “Urban Gardening Festival” focuses on the latest trends in backyard gardening and offers an impressive lineup of speakers from across the county. Seven free interactive presentations, given by UT Extension Agents, Master Gardeners and local experts, will be offered in the Program Tent. Topics range from soil fertility to small scale greenhouses, to attracting backyard birds and pollinators, to controlling moles and voles.

New this year, the Chef Tent is the place to learn how to make an energy drink from local honey, how to make herb-infused butters and pesto with ingredients right from the garden, or watch a cooking demo from a local pro using locally grown produce. Master Gardeners of Davidson County, who are trained by UT Extension Agents, will present how-to demonstrations on container gardening, growing herbs, flower gardening and more. Gardening questions of any nature will be answered at the “Ask a Master Gardener” booth. And for junior gardeners, a whole variety of activities will be offered at the Children’s Tent from planting marigolds to painting faces.

At the Craft Tent, attendees will learn how to garden in unexpected containers like rain boots or high heels. Locally grown plants, from vegetables to flowers, will be sold at the Master Gardener plant booth. Festival attendees may shop for locally made, garden-inspired products, have their plant issues diagnosed by experts, and garner gardening advice from over 50 exhibitors including experts in chickens, beekeeping, and composting. Tasty eats and beverages will be available for purchase from local food trucks.

The Urban Gardening Festival takes place in the 8,800-square-foot Master Gardener Demonstration Garden at 5201 Marchant Drive, Nashville, TN inside the Ellington Agricultural Center.

Full event details can be found at mgofdc.org/ugf.



May, 19 @ 9:00 am


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