Gardening Lecture Series
Gardening Lecture Series
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Roswell Hosts Free Gardening Lecture Series

Bill Johnson Community Activity Building at Roswell Area Park

Select Tuesday Nights, August - November, 2019, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
  • August 27, 2019
  • September 10, 2019
  • September 24, 2019
  • October 8, 2019
  • October 15, 2019
  • October 29, 2019
  • November 5, 2019

The City of Roswell is set to host a series of free gardening classes this fall, taught by members of North Fulton Master Gardeners. Each class emphasizes practical gardening techniques at the time of year that is best suited for that activity. All lectures are free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Craig fuller at or 770-641-3823.

Lawn Care for Fall and Winter

Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
To have a beautiful lawn next year, prep work begins in the fall. This free class will cover:
  • Cool-season vs warm-season grasses: how they differ and what they require
  • Value of soil testing and adjusting pH
  • Fall and winter activities for each type of grass (fertilizing, weed control, and watering)

Shade Gardening

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
As trees mature, the additional shade may cause other plants to get the sunlight they need to thrive. This free class will explain the different types of shade (partial, full and dry) and how to successfully work with each.

Composting at Home

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Compost consists of partially decomposed organic matter that is essential for healthy soil but is normally missing in Georgia’s red clay. Learn how to create your own compost from commonly available materials. This free class will cover the major steps involved, required ingredients, hot vs cold composting, various methods you can use and additional considerations.

All About Bulbs

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Learn about the best times to plant different types of bulbs that will grow into beautiful and colorful flowers. This free class will include discussions on bed preparation, the importance of drainage, planting and maintenance.

Fall in Georgia

Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
While many of us become energized to improve our yards and gardens in the spring, fall is the best time in Georgia to plant shrubs and trees. This free class will cover:
  • Planting trees
  • Preparing soil for ornamentals
  • Selecting shrubs for desired location
  • Planting/moving shrubs
  • Mulching, watering, and fertilizing

Garden Inspiration

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
This class showcases North Fulton Master Gardeners’ gardens, providing gardeners with ideas and inspiration that they can bring to their own home garden. The class is not a detailed “how-to” but an overview of possibilities and gardening goals. The class will demonstrate that gardening is as varied as your individual creativity and the fun is in the discoveries, failures, and successes.

Roswell Area Park
10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell, GA 30075