Upcoming Events for 2017

Annual Plant Sale

The Douglas County Master Gardeners will have their annual plant sale Saturday, May 6th, from 8:00a.m. until 1:00p.m. There will be a large variety of perennials, shrubs, annuals, herbs, and vegetables--many ‘old favorites’ and some ‘hard to find’ plants. Proceeds benefit a variety of causes throughout Douglas County including the group’s garden for ‘Feed the Hungry’. The sale will be at the Master Gardener’s greenhouse located adjacent to the Woodie Fite Senior Center at 8750 Dorris Road in Douglasville, 30134.

10th Annual Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival & Near Standard Flower Show!!!

This annual Festival is held on the first weekend in June (June 3-4, 2017) and is a signature event that stimulates participation of all county citizens, city and county governments and civic groups. A Near Club Standard Flower Show (free) is sponsored by Douglas County Master Gardeners along with Ama-Kanasta, Sweetwater and Town & Country Garden Clubs of Douglas County.

"Making Waves" is the selected theme for the Flower Show for the 10th Annual Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival as it appropriately reflects the Festival's purpose of being involved in the community. The chosen theme Hydrangea, 'Ocean' is from the Everlasting series.


This big mophead blooms begin so softly, with fringed petals of creamy pink to pale lilac. Gradually the petals acquire pale green hues, then turn to a deeper shade of rose or purple. Meanwhile, the green moves upward from the base of each petal, eventually turning the entire bloom bright lime with vivid pink edges. Wow!
Ocean is a reblooming, ultra-compact Hydrangea great for containers as well as the border, and absolutely showstopping in the vase.


A day time garden tour event of six local private gardens, free public tours including the Woodie Fite Senior Center Rose Garden and Master Gardener projects at the Douglas County Cultural Arts Center Butterfly Garden and Vegetable Garden.

Additional information, tickets and entry forms may be found at our new website www.hydrangeafest.com

soon! Mark your calendar and see you there! Make our 10th one the best ever!!


29th Annual “Home Vegetable Garden Contest”

Have you been told that you have one of the best vegetable gardens in Douglas County? If so, then you need to enter the 'Best Vegetable Garden Contest' this year. 
This is the 29th annual contest and is sponsored by four groups: The Douglas County Farm Bureau, Turner's Feed and Seed, the Douglas County Cooperative Extension, and the Douglas County Master Gardeners. 
The deadline for entries for the 29th annual 'Home Vegetable Garden Contest’ is June 27th. $100.00 prize money and a plaque recognizing outstanding achievement will be awarded to the first place winners in four categories: Best small, medium and large gardens and best miniature garden.
If you wish to enter or nominate someone, contact James Kirkwood at
770-942-1663 or email james3108@att.net You may also pick up and/or drop off a form at any of the sponsor's locations.
21st Annual “Great Tomato Contest”

This annual event is sponsored by the Douglas County Master Gardeners, Douglas County Cooperative Extension, and Turner’s Feed and Seed. 
If you think your home-grown tomato is the biggest ever, show us what you have! Once again, the hunt is on for Douglas County's biggest tomato and yours could be the one. Bring your potential winner to Turner’s Feed and Seed at 8808 Bright Star Road, Douglasville, GA 30134, any weekday from 8a.m.-6p.m or Saturday 8a.m.-3:30p.m. through September 5th. 
The grower of the winning tomato will receive $100 courtesy of Turner’s, a plaque from the DCMGA, and a certificate from the DC Cooperative Extension Service.
For additional information, contact James Kirkwood at 770-942-1663. 
e-mail address james3108@att.net

2nd Annual “Heaviest Sweet Potato Contest”

If you are a Douglas County resident and would like to enter the ‘Heaviest sweet potato” contest, bring your heaviest sweet potato Turner’s Feed and Seed for ‘weighing in’. Entries will be accepted Monday-Friday (8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.) and Saturday (8:00a.m.-3:30 p.m.) through October 3rd.
The individual bringing in the heaviest home grown tomato will win $100.00 cash prize donated by Turner’s Feed and Seed. They are located at 8808 Bright Star Road, Douglasville, Ga. 30134. Phone # 770-942-4832
This event is sponsored by the Douglas County Master Gardeners, Douglas County Cooperative Extension, and Turner’s Feed and Seed. Entries accepted now thru October 4th, 2014. For additional information, contact James Kirkwood at 770-942-1663. e-mail address james3108@att.net