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Sevier County Area Master Gardeners host Flower and Garden Show

Sevier County Area Master Gardeners host Flower and Garden Show

The Sevier County Area Master Gardeners Association will be hosting its 12th annual Flower and Garden Show & Sale on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sevier County Fairgrounds, 754 Old Knoxville Highway in Sevierville.

This special event is the primary fundraiser for the non-profit volunteer Master Gardeners group. During the past year they have undertaken several community projects. Some of these include sponsoring college scholarships and a Junior Master Gardener Group. The Master Gardeners are required to attend classes and receive training through the University of Tennessee Extension Office in Sevierville and are affiliated with the Sevier County Extension Program.

Admission to the Flower and Garden Show is $3 per person or $2 and a nonperishable food item. Children under 12 years old are admitted free.

Throughout the morning, there will be educational talks presented on some of the latest gardening tips on growing raised beds. These are free with your paid admission.

There will be several exhibitors and organizations participating in the day-long event. Creative gardening and outdoor living ideas, gardening questions answered and fun, educational opportunities will available. Local nurseries will display and sell plants, herbs and other gardening necessities. There will be pond, landscape and yard maintenance specialists on hand. Yard and patio furniture and garden décor artisans will participate. Entertainment will be provided.

Children will have their own area of planned activities available. Free of charge to children under 12 years old.

A refreshment stand will be available provided by the Sevier County 4-H Clubs. Funds raised by the group will be used to assist those attending summer camps and other 4-H functions.

For more information, contact the Sevier County Extension Office at 865-453-3695.

The Sevier County Extension programs are open to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability.

W. Alan Bruhin, Extension Director

About UT Extension - Sevier County

UT Extension provides a gateway to the University of Tennessee as the outreach unit of the Institute of Agriculture. It is a statewide educational organization, funded by federal, state and local governments, that brings research-based information about agriculture, family and consumer sciences, and resource development to the people of Tennessee where they live and work. Sevier News Messenger distributes UT Extension news as a courtesy. UT Extension - Sevier County can be found at https://extension.tennessee.edu/Sevier