Here you will find upcoming events related to all things gardening, that you can become involved in and learn something new.
Annual Mason County Garden Walk in July
Each July, the Mason County Garden Club hosts "Bouquet of Gardens," a public garden walk throughout Mason County at different residential locations. Tickets must be purchased for $10 to see the gardens. It's a great event and gives the public a chance to see some beautiful gardens in the area. For more information and to find out where to purchase tickets, please read our Annual Garden Walk story
Annual Mason-Lake Conservation District Tree Sales in April and October
The Mason-Lake Conservation District conducts two tree sales each year, one in April and the other in October. The sales are pre-order sales, although some items may be available on a first-come, first-serve basis after orders are filled. Pickup is at the Mason County Fairgrounds. In addition, the district offers an annual native plant sale in the spring. For more information, read our story on the Tree Sales
. For more information and an order form, visit www.mason-lakeconservation.org
Annual Mason County Garden Club Plant Sale
The Mason County Garden Club holds two plant sales annually at Leveaux Park, one in May and the other in September. The sales are held at Leveaux Park, East Ludington Avenue near Madison Street, in Ludington. It is a great time to get various plants and bulbs to brighten up your garden. You can either bring a plant to exchange, or you can purchase a plant if you don't have any to exchange.
Grow a Garden in Your Own Community Garden Space
Do you have a small yard with limited space for gardening? Or do you want to grow a vegetable garden but don't have the proper lighting in your yard? If either of those reasons is keeping you from harvesting delicious, fresh veggies or a beautiful bouquet, then maybe you should consider renting a community garden space. There are a few community gardens in the area, including "You Dig It" community garden behind the United Methodist Church in Ludington. A one time fee of $45 gets you access to a sunny 4-by-8 foot raised bed filled with high quality soil. Organic fertilizer is provided.
A sturdy 8-foot deer fence surrounds the garden. Water is available on site from mid-May to late September. A shed is available for storing gardening tools and equipments. There are also several tall beds available for gardeners who have difficulty getting up and down from the ground. Garden tutors are available upon request. For more information, contact Jim Martin at (231) 233-6471 or Connie Rasmussen at (231) 757-3045.
Join the Mason County Garden Club
Do you have a passion for gardening, and want to find a way to become more involved in local gardening events? Then consider joining the Mason County Garden Club this summer! The Club has regular meetings March through October on the 4th Thursday of the month, and the 3rd Thursday in November. Meeting Location is at 5810 Bryant Rd., Ludington, MI. For more information, read our story about how to join the Mason County Garden Club.
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