Kick off the garden season!

Memphis Area Master Gardeners 


Garden Show and Plant Sale

March 29-30, 2019

9a.m. - 5p.m.

                         Admission and parking are free!                                

  • Educational seminars from regional/local experts and hands-on demonstrations
  • Master Gardener Plant Sale includes 2,000+ plants in many varieties
  • A gardening photo exhibit
  • Recycling information at the recycle right booth
  • A gardening book & magazine sale
  • Homemade treats in our refreshment area, plus local food trucks
  • Fun children's activities in our Kid's Corner on Saturday
  • Don't miss "Garden Jumble" - a mini flea-market of gently used garden items
In addition, numerous vendors furnish unique plants, artisanal crafts, accessories and garden-related items in a rare         "one-stop shop" gardening marketplace.

Have a gardening question? We have the answer! The  "Ask a Master Gardener" Plant Clinic gives you personalized solutions toyour particular gardening issue.

                     www.                      Questions?  901-752-1207                                                                                                         
For more information contact:         Kelsey Lyons             901-692-3679
                                                                         Linda Taylor         901-483-4851               

WHERE IS IT?  Click on the Red Barn for map   

Farmers Market Big Red Barn at the Agricenter                     

7777 Walnut Grove Road    Memphis, TN 38120



MAMG Spring Fling 2019 Speaker Information

FRIDAY March 29, 2019

11:00 am    TONYA ASHWORTH         "Time to Grow and Use Herbs"

Tonya Ashworth is the Garden Education and Volunteer Coordinator at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. She graduated from Mississippi State University in 2000 with an ornamental horticulture degree. Tonya has worked as an interior plant tech, worked in a Tillandsia production greenhouse, and worked as a floral designer. She served as an Extension Agent in Fayette County for seven years. Tonya is married to a landscape architect who really knows his plants and appreciates horticulture as much as she does. She enjoys spending time with their five year old daughter and growing herbs and vegetables in their East Memphis backyard.

  1:00pm    JASON  REEVES                   "Garden Travels of 2018"

Jason Reeves grew up on a farm in western Tennessee, where he fell in love with the plant world. He received his Master's degree in Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In 2002, he became a horticulturist and curator of the University of Tennessee Gardens located at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center in Jackson, Tennessee. Jason's colorful plant combinations and unique garden art, made by recycling everyday objects, draws several thousand people each year to the Center's annual lawn and garden show, Summer Celebration. His past experiences include work at the Opryland Conservatories in Nashville, Missouri Botanical Garden, Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, and in private gardens in New Zealand. When he's not bringing the grounds to life with his imaginative garden displays, he's evaluating hundreds of new and unique plants for the state's green industry; speaking at gardening symposiums or traveling the world leading gardening tours, and serving as a contributing editor to Fine Gardening magazine. He is also a landscape designer and consultant whose influence may be seen in landscapes across Tennessee in the form of distinct plant combinations and his signature garden art.

3:00pm    LUCAS HOLMAN   

"Alternatives to the Usual Pest Ridden Subjects"

Lucas Holman grew up working in his aunt and uncles wholesale greenhouse in Rockwood, Tennessee. They mainly produce plugs and finished plants for independent garden centers. He then went to Tennessee Tech and majored in Agriculture with a concentration in Horticulture. While going to school at Tennessee Tech, he worked for Burgess Fall Nursery and helped learn the art of daylily hybridizing from Phil Steidl. For the pas nine years he taught high school agriculture classes in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Currently he is the horticulture Extension Agent in Wilson county and helps run the Wilson County Master Gardener Program in that county. His wife and he own a farm, Holman Farms, where they focus on Dorset sheep and Angus cattle. He is an avid plant collector and a hobby daylily hybridizer trying to develop unique daylilies that would appeal to landscapers.

SATURDAY March 30, 2019

11:00am   GREG TOULIATOS            

"Help Me! I'm Not A Garden Expert"

Gardening is an event which is easy if you know how. This is how you can learn and become better. Greg is the founder of the Urban Earth Garden Center in Midtown Memphis. "We teach a fun and educational seminar series for all gardeners from beginners to Master Gardener. We are passionate about the idea that Memphis should demand better plants and better garden centers!" Greg is a physical fitness addict and paleo diet enthusiast. He was a decathlete in college, has been a white water kayaker, ultra-marathon runner, ironman triathlete, CrossFit athlete, and now practices animal crawling.

1:00pm   MARTY DEHART                   "Great Shade Garden Plants"

Marty DeHart is one of the hosts of the "Volunteer Gardener" television series produced by Nashville Public Television. The show features local experts who share gardening tips, upcoming garden events, visits to private gardens, and more. Nashville Public Television, Nashville's PBS station, is available free and over-the-air to nearly 2.4 million people throughout the Middle Tennessee viewing area. You can also find Volunteer Gardener episodes featuring Marty on YouTube. Marty's lifelong passion for plants has led her to a long and varied career in horticulture: she's been a professional grower of gloxinias and African violets as well as perennials, a native plant propagator, a landscaper and landscape designer. She deeply enjoys learning constantly and sharing what she learns about plants, particularly information and techniques that can produce thriving plants and green-thumbed gardeners.

3:00 pm   WALTER BATTLE                                                                             

"Successful Mid-South Home Vegetable Gardening"

Walter has been employed by the University of Tennessee Extension for twenty-nine years. Presently, he is the Director of the Haywood County office in Brownsville, Tennessee and responsible for Agriculture and Community Economic Development programs. A native of Nashville, Battle's family operated a 10+ acre vegetable operation and produce market. In 1983 he followed his agricultural passion and enrolled at Tennessee State University earning his BS degree in Animal Science in 1992. He is currently an adjunct Professor at University of Tennessee - Martin Ripley campus teaching Ag Economics and Global Cropping Systems. Walter is working on his Doctorate in Learning and Leadership at the University of Tennessee - Chattanooga campus. Walter also enjoys cooking and gardening.


Here is a schedule (print) of the speakers and demonstrations at the 2019 Spring Fling Garden Show and Plant Sale! Lots of great information from garden gurus and demonstrations for you to watch the experts. Keep the schedule with you between the times you are buying those plants or finding that must have for your garden! 

   SATURDAY, MARCH 30th, 9a.m.-5p.m.

Big Red Barn at the Agricenter

7777 Walnut Grove Road

Make tree cookie necklace

Make a paper plate tree cookie showing your age

Plant a sunflower

Visit with the Worm Lady (get a pencil with pipe cleaner worm)

Make a q-tip painting of a spring tree

Discover what's in the nature mystery box

Make a button with Memphis Stormwater's Sharon Gordon

                                       SPECIAL GUESTS                                                         


11:00 a.m.- 1 p.m. Balloon Artist - Twisted Mr. Rogers

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Face Painting - Fairies and Frogs

1:00 p.m.  Ranger Cox and Wildlife Animals - Meeman Shelby Forest          


Arrowhead Nursery                             Judy Duffy
Austen's Woodcrafts                           Kreig Taylor - Dirt Buddy
Blooming Bricks                                    Little Hill Nursey        
Breezy Knoll Woodworks                    Mary's Kitchen
Broken Star Workshop                        Melodia Hill
Carter's Nursery                                   Memphis Botanic Garden
Christy Criss- Mississippi Girl             Papercrete Potter
Cottage Collection                               Precision Sharp
Dabney Nursery                                   Richard's Originals
Dixon Gallery Gardens                        RPFunderburk
Earthcrafts                                            Rusty Birds
Funny Farm - Michael Seal                 Rutherford Metal Art
Garden Charms                                    Sook Mellen
Gardens Oy Vey                                   Southern Rocks and Fossils
Green Valley Farms                             Wild Birds Unlimited      
Herm's Swings and Things                  Willow Oaks Farm
John Dowdle Interiors                         Real Good Dog Rescue
Memphis Beekeepers                         West TN Urban Forestry Council
Ironwood Tools                                    Ozark Iris Gardens
* Additional vendors being processed

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UT/TSU Shelby County Extension Office
Agricenter International - Suite B, Box 21
7777 Walnut Grove Rd,
Memphis TN 38120.
Phone: 901-752-1207 Fax: 901-752-6240