The Morgan County Master Gardeners have a fantastic GardenFest planned for this year in a brand-new location. For anyone who's got the itch to plant something this spring - whether you just want a few pansies for your window box, you need the perfect garden accessory to attract hummingbirds, or you're planning a large-scale vegetable garden, GardenFest has something for you!
Here's the scoop on this year's event, which includes free advanced training for the Indiana Master Gardener Program from Purdue University. The event will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2022, from 9 am to 3 pm at the First United Methodist Church in Mooresville, located at 900 Indianapolis Road, near Pioneer Park.
There will be more than 30 garden related vendors that include everything from plants and yard art to fairy garden accessories and lots of locally made items. Browse through the vendor booths throughout the day. There will also be informational booths for the Master Gardeners, Morgan County Farmers Market, Morgan County Soil and Water Conservation District, and other organizations, as well as free seeds and tree saplings while supplies last. Bring a soil sample and have it tested so you know the ph of your own personal garden spot, and ask a Master Gardener all your questions. Bring the kids - there will be garden related fun for all ages!
Educational seminars are offered that count toward the Indiana Master Gardeners Program. These speakers are carefully chosen to provide interesting and useful education about gardening for both aspiring Master Gardeners and those with a more casual interest in gardening. This year's event will feature three different topics.
As always, the Morgan County Master Gardeners will have their beautiful pansies for sale, three per pot or six pots per tray. There will also be a food vendor on hand at the venue as well for those who get hungry during the event, or explore nearby dining options in the Mooresville area. Don't forget to stop and see the beautiful daffodil gardens at Link Observatory while you're in the area! They'll be open weekend days beginning March 26 through the end of April from 10 am to 5 pm, courtesy of the Indiana Daffodil Society. Learn more about this fun hidden gem.