Asian Garden Walk at Vines Park

The Vines Volunteers are a dedicated group composed of mostly GCMGA members who work at the park every Tuesday.

On Saturday morning, August 8th, 2015, the group hosted their quarterly event with a public walk through the Asian Gardens led by Jeff Hicks and Dick Kennedy.  Dick talked about the history of Asian gardening and both guys explained the architecture and planning of the garden with it’s many different plants.  Visitors enjoyed the variety of Japanese maples, the pond, rocks and moss and learned about the other plants within this garden in Vines.  Many visitors stayed to stroll through the entire Vines Park.

Visitors were briefed on Vines Park history and the key design components of an Asian Garden

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Hilary Wilson – People to People and Community Gardens

GCMGA member and past president, Hilary Wilson, has been working with the folks at the Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services and the Communications department filming their project; “People to People and Community Gardens”. , supplying fresh produce to those in need in the Gwinnett community through community gardens donations.

She did a very informative interview with Ellen Gerstein on the Gwinnett TV channel about the People to People project and also talked about the MGEV program here in Gwinnett and what all we do as well as mentioning a  few of our ongoing projects.  Here’s the link to the interview:

Nice job Hilary!

Thanks for Coming to our Garden Tour!

We thoroughly enjoyed meeting so many visitors to our tour gardens!!!  While our garden owners and docents are exhausted  from the day, we are all exhilarated at the wonderful compliments and feedback from all of you!  We hope you enjoy the pictures from tour day taken by our Historian, Lori Prosser.

We look forward to doing it again in 2017…..

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Gwinnett Tech 2014 Horticultural Scholarships Awarded

Horticultural education is a primary mission of the Gwinnett County Master Gardeners Association (GCMGA) through sharing our knowledge with the community and fostering advanced education.  Gwinnett Master Gardeners have a long-standing relationship with Gwinnett Tech in providing educational programs for our members and supporting mutual goals.

To support area horticultural students who need a helping hand, GCMGA started with a memorial scholarship established by the family of Master Gardener Helen Dyer several years ago.  In June, we again funded two scholarships at Gwinnett Technical College.

The scholarship funds will be awarded for the 2014 fall semester to two qualifying students.  GCMGA members will have the opportunity to meet the scholarship recipients at a GCMGA meeting next year.  As a qualification requirement for the scholarships, the students will  make a presentation to the organization on their horticultural career goals.