REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2017 CLASSES IS OPEN
Class Fee $50 due on the first night of classes September 12th
Fee covers all classes, tours, and field trips
The evening classes cover a wide range of gardening topics, ranging from using native plants in landscaping to small engine maintenance to pest identification. Registration fee for all classes/field trips is $50 total. Classes meet on Tuesday evenings in September through November. Saturday field trips to a variety of arboretums, garden nurseries, and public gardens are an important part of the classes. Each trip is led by our knowledgeable instructor or by the owner or tour guide.
To register for 2017 classes beginning September 12th, fill in this form and submit or you may call or email us:
Five scheduled Saturday morning field trips including:
A guided tour of Cheekwood Botanical Gardens with Bernie Harris,
A walking tour of Interstate Packaging Arboretum in White Bluff – Randy Baker will point out the many lovely plantings and answer questions about specific plants,
A guided tour and special discount at Growild Native Nursery in Fairview,
A demonstration of power tool and mower maintenance by Mark Hutcherson at Ace Hardware in White Bluff,
Tour of Dickson Arboretum and tree planting demonstration by a Forestry professional,
and a Greenhouse Skills Tour and demonstration at Montgomery Bell State Park Greenhouse by Joann Anderson.
All included in the class fee of $50. No extra charges or fees. Don’t wait – register now!
PO Box 471 Dickson, TN 37056
Gardening Partners of Dickson County is a gardening group organized in 2003. Our mission as a nonprofit organization is to educate and inform while promoting gardening related activities to benefit individuals and the Dickson community.
The path to membership begins with a series of weekly classes held each fall at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Dickson. Membership is open to anyone who has completed the course. Annual dues are $15 and 40 hours of service. Members enjoy the monthly meetings, field trips, ongoing access to the fall classes, and the opportunity to expand their gardening knowledge through work in the greenhouse and on community projects.
Our monthly meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month, at Tennessee College of Applied Technology. After a potluck dinner and brief business meeting, we enjoy a presentation from a speaker on some aspect of gardening. Occasionally the speaker is local, but many come from across the region.
Most community projects involve landscape design and planting of an area, such as the rain garden at City Hall in Dickson. In this project, a drainage ditch at the road frontage was converted to a rain garden that slows runoff while providing a delightful landscape addition to the site.
Another project is the annual “tree stuffing,” as it is known. GP works with the Dickson Tree Management & Beautification Board to prepare tree seedlings for the county’s 4th grade students.
Members are involved in all aspects of the projects, gaining hands-on gardening experience while enjoying the camaraderie of working with fellow gardeners to benefit the community.
Spring Plant Sale
Our spring plant sale is held each year on the fourth Saturday in April. Plants available at the sale include a wide variety of vegetables, herbs, flowers, shrubs, and trees.
Many plants available at the spring sale are propagated from seed, which involves preparing and sowing seed flats, bumping up to larger pots as the plants grow, and the never ending process of making sure everything is labeled.