T he Georgia Master Gardener Volunteer Program is a volunteer training program offered through county offices of the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service. Through this program, individuals are trained and certified in horticulture and related areas. These individuals, in turn, volunteer their expertise and services, under the direction of their County Extension Agent, to help others through horticultural projects that benefit the community. Master Gardeners bring the latest horticultural information and practices from the world of research to their communities’ perennial flowers. Further information about this statewide program is available at http://www.hort.uga.edu/extension/mastergardener/



Other Activities & Projects:
We provide support for local 4H projects.  We have helped establish and maintain the Pam Rapp Garden at the Hartcare Center in Hartwell as well as the Butterfly Garden at North Hart Elementary School. We also have an ongoing bluebird habitat program at the Hart Co. Botanical Gardens and at the Cateechee Golf Course.  Each spring we have a plant sale which raises funds for these projects and we look forward to seeing you there.

Our Special Project: 
Hart County Botanical Garden

Anne King was a member of the first class of Master Gardeners in Hart County in 1997. She had a vision for us.  We would build a botanical garden for the enjoyment of the citizens and visitors to Hart County and the surrounding area.  It would also be an outdoor classroom for the study of plants and trees in our area and would be used by schools, the FFA and 4-H organizations as well as other community groups..
Our members have been dedicated to the concept of developing this garden.  Over a period of several years now our members have spent countless hours of hard work on this project and it is coming along nicely.  Please stop in and visit our garden.    
2012 ANNUAL PLANT SALE
@ HART COUNTY BOTANICAL GARDEN WAS A HUGE SUCCESS- IF YOU MISSED IT -PLEASE PLAN TO COME NEXT YEAR!
Northeast Georgia Master Gardeners, Inc is an affiliate of the Georgia Master Gardener Volunteer Program of the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension service.  Organized in 1997, our members are master gardeners from Hart, Elbert and Franklin counties.   We meet on the third Tuesday of each month @ 5:30pm at the Hart Co. Learning Center, 150 Benson St. Hartwell, GA.
PLEASE VISIT OUR GARDEN!
1277 Elberton Hwy., Hartwell, Ga