2020 Photo Contest

This was a wonderful show which we could enjoy from home via Zoom.  Lori Prosser and Ann Langley did a wonderful job co-chairing this event and we again thank Eric Bowles for judging.  There were 107 entries from our members.  Enjoy the pictures!

2020 GCMGA Photo Contest

2020 GCMGA Photo Contest
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Pandemic Gardening

We asked our members to tell us what they’re doing in their own yards while the stay-at-home guidelines exist.  Scroll down to read their stories and see the pictures they sent.

Marcia L told us …. We have a wooded wetland for our back yard. There was an old footbridge across the creek, which had gotten pretty rickety, so we decided to replace it ourselves this year. We are not terribly “handy” (taking the old one apart gave us guidance on how to build the new one), but it kept us busy and outdoors during the entire stay-at-home period!

Bridging the isolation gap with nature

Bridging the isolation gap with nature
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Marcia and her husband replaced the old footbridge across the creek

Lynda P responded with pictures and an account of what’s she’s doing this May saying….

Front yard pollinator meadow is coming into its own. Created a raised bed veg garden also in the front yard. We’ve cleared privet, honeysuckle, and English ivy out and can now get down to the creek and are planting a native woodland. We’re enjoying sitting by the creek and communing with Harold the great blue heron. All the clearing was done by hand including my sweet sons, who’ve been off work,  and Bob the Master Gardener’s Assistant. You’re welcome to come visit. Cheers!

Beauty in pollinator meadow

Beauty in pollinator meadow
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Garden Tour June 2020

Gwinnett County Master Gardeners Association presents:

Down the Garden Path

NEW DATE – Saturday June 13, 9AM – 4PM, Rain or Shine

Gwinnett Master Gardeners will showcase seven diverse gardens:

  • A Certified Native and Wildlife Habitat employing only native plants
  • A formal English style garden with winding paths and water features
  • A landscape featuring sustainable practices, statues and a koi pond
  • A Charleston style garden utilizing classic Southern plants
  • Two inviting pocket size garden retreats

Many gardens are located in shade and on slopes providing ideas on how to beautify a challenging landscape.  All Gardens are along the Highway 78 Corridor from Lilburn / Lawrenceville to Grayson.

Ticket sales:

$15 cash, check or charge at Antiques in Old Town Lilburn, 93 Main Street, Lilburn, 30047, Mon-Sat.  10am-5pm

 $16 online, credit card purchase

 $20  Day of Tour:  purchase tickets at: Rivermist Clubhouse, 1658 Rivermist Dr. SW, Lilburn, GA 30047  

All tickets purchased April 15 – June 4 will be mailed to the address provided at purchase. Tickets purchased June 5th-June 12 at 6 pm will be held at Will Call at the Rivermist Clubhouse, 1658 Rivermist Drive SW, Lilburn, GA 30047


Facial coverings are recommended           

Practice Social Distancing

Bring personal hand sanitizer

Provide for hydration

Remember insect repellent

For more information or questions email: 2020gardentour@gmail.com

Pandemic 2020

5 May 2020 —  Due to the pandemic and Georgia and Gwinnett County restrictions, we will not be able to attend or hold meetings at the Bethesda Senior Center.  When those shelter-in-place guidelines change, we will update the website.  But our Garden Tour 2020 is on – see detailed information above.