SAVE THE DATE! 2019 Annual Plant Sale

GCMGA will host their annual plant sale on Saturday, April 27th, at the Lilburn City Hall Parking Lot from 8AM to 2PM.  We'll have native plants, … Read More

2019 Grant Awards

GCMGA is delighted to announce that $6,000 Grants have been awarded to twelve Gwinnett County Master Gardener projects.  We are pleased that seven of these projects are at schools.  They … Read More

Upcoming Events:

Why do native plants matter in our gardens and landscapes? In addition to providing shelter and food for birds, butterflies and other wildlife, native plants require far less maintenance, saving time, money, and perhaps the most valuable natural resource, water. On April 15 at 7pm, Horticulturist and Master Gardener Barbara Dorfman will share how to incorporate native plants into your site design presenting “Designing a Garden with Native Plants”.  She is an active member of the Georgia Native Plant Society and is passionate about promoting the use of native plants in the home landscape.  In this presentation, Barbara will share images of her own beautiful yard and offer ways to incorporate native plants into your overall design whether you envision incorporating a few plants or a complete makeover. The Gwinnett County Master Gardeners’ Association is hosting this presentation at the Bethesda Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30044. Bring a covered dish to share and join us for dinner at 6:30, or just come for the program beginning promptly at 7PM.

When Sam Landes was 5 years old, his mother began taking him along to forage for morel mushrooms, sparking a lifelong interest in the wonders of wild fungi. On Monday, May 20, Sam will share his expertise in a presentation called “The Fascinating World of Fungi”.  If you’re curious why fungi deserves such attention, then this evening will provide an eye-opening treat. For instance, there are over 70 species of mushrooms that glow in the dark!  Ancient Egyptians reportedly believed the fungi were the plant of immortality. That’s not hard to agree with when you learn that the Honey Mushroom (Armillaria ostoyae) is the world’s largest known organism, estimated to be 2,400 years old but possibly as ancient as 8,650 years.  GCMGA meets on the third Monday of each month at The Bethesda Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30044. Everyone is welcome to bring a covered dish to share for a potluck dinner at 6:30pm or just arrive in time for the program which begins promptly at 7pm.