The LCMGA Plant Sale is approaching fast and we’re making preparations. Don’t miss out!
The big day may have come and gone, but keep in touch as we’re always up to something new and exciting.
The Plant Sale is traditionally held mid-spring at the Lake County Fair Grounds. Plants are offered to the public as a means of fund-raising to support the scholarship and grant funds. Some plants are purchased from commercial growers to satisfy home gardening needs and even more plants are grown and offered by the Lake County Master Gardeners. Plants include annuals, perennials, herbs, house plants, bulbs, shrubs and even some trees. All are labeled and Master Gardeners are available in abundance to answer questions.
The Sale includes a “Trash to Treasures” area where “gently used” gardening items such as flower pots, garden tools, garden art, garden gloves, tomato cages, trellises, rose cones—even gardening books--can be purchased. Mini-presentations on gardening topics are offered.
(Photo Courtesy of the Master Gardeners)
Experience the tranquility and beauty of strolling through splendid gardens on a summer day with the Lake County Master Gardeners' "Butterflies, Bees, and Beds, Oh My!" Garden Walk. Join us on Sunday, June 25, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to celebrate the beauty of ten gardens in Crown Point, Highland, Munster, and St. John, Indiana.
Be inspired by homeowners who view their gardens as more than just a source of beauty. From providing a habitat for pollinators to supplying their families with produce throughout the year, these gardens serve a purpose. As you explore the Garden Walk, gather landscaping ideas for your own home while admiring the beds filled with perennials, annuals, tropicals, native plants, fruits, and vegetables. This is a unique opportunity to visit gardens that showcase environmentally friendly landscaping, including Monarch waystations and sustainable gardens. Master Gardeners and homeowners will be on-site to answer any questions you may have. Don't miss out on the beauty of the day.
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS: Online starting May 1, 2023, using Eventbrite . When purchasing your ticket on Eventbrite, check-in at the LCMGA table at Munster Heritage Park the day of the event to receive your program listing the garden locations. Credit/debit, but please note that online purchases include a $1.49 Eventbrite surcharge. From our local vendors starting May 25, 2023. The vendors for this year's walk are Leo's in Cedar Lake, Niemeyer's, The Artful Garden, and Practically Magic in Crown Point, Elzinga's and Walt's in Dyer, Remus Farms in Hobart, Alsip’s and Mighty Mike's in St. John, and Bee Quilting & Such in Munster. Cash or check only. On the day of the walk, June 25, at the LCMGA table at Munster Heritage Park, or in the morning at our vendors. Cash or check only. A ticket will be required for anyone over 12 years old.
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NOMINATE A GARDEN for the 2024 Garden Walk
Would you like to nominate a garden for the 2024 Garden Walk? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk is held to showcase beautiful gardens on a date between mid-June and early July. Attendees and volunteers alike experience other gardens and share gardening ideas. A committee identifies the gardens for the event and Master Gardeners are available at each garden to answer questions.
Help Line: We operate a Help Line at the Lake County Extension Office in Crown Point from April through September, where questions from the public about gardening are answered by calling (219) 755-3240 and asking for a Master Gardener.
Habitat for Humanity®: : This unique activity encompasses education and hands-on planning and planting with a new Habitat homeowner. Plants are supplied or donated based on conversations with the new homeowner. Planting is done as a group with the new homeowner to provide education and gardening skills for the new landscape.
Ask a Master Gardener Booth Activities: Master Gardeners have the opportunity to interact directly with the general public at various community events and offer gardening tips or answer questions.
Buckley Homestead Fall Festival: Buckley Homestead Living History Farm is a county park and historical museum located at 3606 Belshaw Road, Lowell, Indiana. The Buckleys first moved to Northwest Indiana in 1849, where they built their first farmstead. The LCMGA sets up displays for the two day festival and interacts with the public about the 1910 garden and other related topics.
Master Gardeners mainly engage in educating others—or “Helping Others Grow” Sometimes we engage in actual planting, weeding and maintaining selective gardens that are located throughout Lake County and are accessible to the general public. Currently we maintain:
Check out this video of our “Butterflies, Bees, and Beds, Oh My!” 2023 Garden Walk.
Check out this video of our “Day in the Gardens” 2022 Garden Walk.
Lake County Master Gardeners Association Inc.
2293 N. Main St., Crown Point, IN 46307
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