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                 Gardens on Green Spring Series of Adult Classes

711 Green Street, Gainesville, GA


Each class will be conducted on a Wednesday at 10am in the gardens. In the event of rain, classes will be conducted inside the Board of Education Building.

Maximum class size is 20, and pre-registration is requested.

(If demand warrants, a second class will be considered.)

Register by the Friday preceeding each class by emailing your name and contact info to



     On May 6, Janelle Whalen will guide participants in "Gardening with Native Plants". Chair of the Native Gardens at Gardens on Green, Janelle is a self-proclaimed lover of native plants. Her expertise will provide valuable learning as attendees tour those gardens, discovering the benefits of "going native".


     On May 27, Eleanor Craig of Fern Ridge Farms will return to Gainesville to teach "Gardening with Ferns". Known across the Southeast as "The Fern Lady", Eleanor will  have for show and sale a large variety of ferns. She grows over sixty varieties on her farm in northeast Alabama. She will guide participants in looking at and identifying native and non-native ferns growing in the Garden of Winners and in the Native Gardens.


     The last of the Spring classes will be conducted in the Garden of Winners on June 17. All of the shrubs, perennials, and annuals in this garden have received awards. Sarah Galshack and Kathy Lovett will guide participants in "Gardening with Winners", looking at the pants and discussing characteristics that make each a winner. Sarah, a life-long gardener and past president of Hall County Master Gardeners, is chair of the Garden of Winners. Kathy, who was named Hall County Master Gardener of the Year in 2008, co-chairs Gardens on Green with her husband, Lee.




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