September 9 11:00 am - 8:00 pm International Cowpea Festival. Charleston City Park, Charleston, TN.  Live Music, Food and Craft Vendors, Family Fun Field with Inflatables & Activities, Professional Chef Cook-off and more!  The Bradley County Master Gardeners will have a booth where folks can ask our experts gardening questions, sign up for the 2018 Master Gardener Class and share in the fun.  For more information, refer to the event website.

Junior Master Gardeners Program:. The class meets every Wednesday for approximately 13 weeks at the Bradley County Juvenile Justice Center.  Volunteers monitor & mentor juveniles in the gardens..To volunteer, reach a Master Gardener through the "Contact Us" page.

Raised beds at the Juvenile Court. MGs work with teens earning community hours while they learn to plant and care for a garden. 

April 6 - 9   Crabtree Farms Spring Plant Sale & Festival. Contact apatten@crabtreefarms.org.

November 30  Christmas Party at Beverly Johnson's home.  Please RSVP.

January 17 - 20  8:00 am - 8:00 pm SSAWG Conference, Chattanooga.  Refer to the SSAWG website for details.

April 8   10:00 am - 2:00 pm. All About the Green at Cleveland State. To volunteer for this event, reach a Master Gardener through the "Contact Us" page.

2017 Upcoming & Past Events:

March 30  3:30 pm orApril 1 10:00 am Strawbale Gardening. Oohltewah Nursery. Free. 423-238-9775

May 6  9:00 am - 2:00 pm.  Ask a Master Gardener day at Ace Hardware in Cleveland. Answer questions from customers and promote our MG organization. To volunteer, reach a Master Gardener through the "Contact Us" page..

Note:  All times are EST unless otherwise indicated.

          To request further information on any event, submit questions using the "Contact Us" button located in both the upper and lower righthand

          portions of this page.

2018 Events:

December 3  1:00  - 6:00 pm Christmas Open House / Artist Showcase Festival, Museum Center at Five Points, Cleveland, TN.

June 3  9:00 am, Hastas & Other Shade Perennials at the Ooltewah Nursery 423-238-9775

December 16  10:00 am - 4:00 pm Gourd Day with Celia Shaneyfelt..

March 25   9:00 am Growing blueberries and other fruits at home. Ooltewah Nursery 423-238-9775

July 29  10:00 am - 4:00 pm Craft Day with Nancy Hoffman

November 11  8:00 am - 12:00 pm Amazing Azalea Symposium and Sale, UT Gardens, Knoxville .  Symposium cost is $30 per Garden member and $35 per nonmember.  Refer to the event website for more information.

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April 21 & 22   Reflection Riding Spring Native Plant Sale & Classes. Volunteers needed for setup and sales. Email volunteer@reflectionsriding.org.

June 8  Eastern Region Extension Master Gardener Workshop, Crossville, TN. UT Plateau Research and Education Center & UT Gardens: Plateau Discovery Gardens.  Registration Deadline: June 1.  Refer to the following links for further information: Registration Form, Workshop Descriptions.

Bradley Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. Work with residents on planning and maintaining flower and vegetable gardens.  2910 Peerless Rd, Cleveland.  To volunteer, reach a Master Gardener through the "Contact Us" page.

June 30  2:00 pm - 7:00 pm Community Festival Museum Center at Five Points

April 22  9:00 am - 11:00 am  Make & Take: Plant an Herb Garden at Ooltewah Nursery 423-238-9775

April 1   9:00 am - 1:30 pm Pollinator Palooza at Crabtree Farms. Learn how to create pollinator habitat in the garden. Free. Registration requested. Contact 423-493-9155 or info@crabtreefarms.org

June 24  11:00 am - 1:00 pm  Butterflies Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center.  Join author and butterfly expert Rita Venable as she presents “A home for Butterflies”  Rita is the author of Butterflies of Tennessee and will be discussing her book and signing copies. 

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May 20  9:00 am Hydrangeas-Southern Beauties at the Ooltewah Nursery 423-238-9775

June 17  9:30 am - 4:00 pm Kick off to Pollinator Week Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center.  Programs will be held throughout the day focusing on our native pollinators and the plants that help support them.  $10 for adults and $7 for children and Seniors.  Members are free.  

February 23 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.  250K Tree Giveaway, 3575 Adkisson Dr., Cleveland, TN in the Serendipity parking lot.  Any Tennessean can go to this link to sign up for free trees!  On February 24, approximately 250,000 native tree seedlings will be planted across Tennessee.

Reoccurring 2017 Events:

October 21 10 am - 6:00 pm & October 22 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm  Cleveland Apple Festival. 155 N Ocoee St., Cleveland, TN.  The Bradley County Master Gardeners will have a booth where folks can ask our experts gardening questions, sign up for the 2018 Master Gardener Class and share in the fun.  For more information, refer to the event website.

April 21 The Bradley County Master Gardeners will be hosting a "Spring Forward" event at the Five Points Museum with seminars, crafts, vendor booths, children's activities and more!  To get involved in the preparation efforts, contact a Master Gardener through the "Contact Us" page..

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October 26  9:00 am - 3:30 pm Organic Crops Field Tour, East Tennessee AgResearch & Education Center-Organic Crops Unit, 7315 Government Farm Road, Knoxville, TN.  To register, call (865) 974-7210

January 20  10:00 am - 4:00 pm Craft Day with Nancy Hoffman

September 20  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Junior Master Gardener program begins.  Refer to Reoccurring 2017 Events above for more information.

November 3  11:00 am Speakers Bureau video conference with Natalie Bumgarner at the Bradley County Extension Office.  The discussion will center on the Speakers Bureaus and the great teaching and outreach occurring across the state.  

April 5 - 7 TEMG State Conference, Montgomery Bell State Park. Pre-day tour and workshop- April 5th,  Closer to the event, more information will be posted here: website

April 8 & 9   Hamilton County Master Your Garden Expo at Camp Jordan

Wednesdays: March 22nd - May 17th  5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Junior Master Gardener Project begins  at the Juvenile Court Building, Cleveland, TN.  For more information, submit your query using the "Contact Us" page.

October 28  10:00 am - 4:00 pm Craft Day with Nancy Hoffman

May 13  10:00 am - 11:00 am "Humming Bees, the Voice in the Garden"  free seminar at the 5 Points Museum, Cleveland, TN.  The seminar will discuss the importance of pollinators in improving flower, fruit and yield and how to attract them to your garden. Register by May 11th by sending a request using the "Contact Us" page.  

February 15 - 17 7:00 am - 5:00 pm Pick TN Conference, Chattanooga, TN.  Refer to their website for details.

June 17  10:00 am - 4:00 pm Craft Day.  Make crafts for the 2018 Spring Forward event.

September 16  10:00 am - 4:00 pm Craft Day with Nancy Hoffman

February 24 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Day of Gardening at the Good Shepard Lutheran Church, East Ridge, TN.. Sponsored by TFCG District III Garden club, registration and times TBD.

September 16  9:00 am - 4:00 pm Plant Sale & Workshops at Crabtree Farms.  Visit the Crabtree Farms website for more details.

August 29 Fall Gardener’s Festival Plateau Ag Research & Education Center, 320 Experiment Station Rd., Crossville TN.  Workshops, exhibits, garden vendors and wagon tours of the entire facility.  Refer to the following website for further information: www.ccmga.org

April 7 - 9 Trails & Trilliums. Guided hikes, workshops, art show. www.trailsandtrilliums.org