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Our mission is to enhance the community through gardening and landscaping, public and private; and to promote horticultural education.

13th Annual "Spring Fever" Home Gardening Symposium

This annual event is held the first Saturday in March at the Ohio University Zanesville Campus in the Campus Center.  The event features nationally known speakers and educators on such topics as container gardening, vegetable gardening, organic gardening, lawn care, tree care, water gardening and much more.  A continental breakfast and full buffet lunch are included. Seating is limited so pre-register today. Pre-registration is $25.00 per person.  Registration at the door is $30.00.

“Trash to Treasure, Turning One Man’s Trash Into Your Garden Treasure!”

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 research 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 Missouri Botanical Garden, Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, and in private gardens in New Zealand. Jason organizes and leads domestic and international garden tours, and, in 2010, became a contributing editor to Fine Gardening magazine.