Plant enthusiasts will have the opportunity to enjoy this year’s Through the Garden Gate tour and Garden Party/Plant Sale Saturday, May 12. The tour will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through seven private gardens and projects of Master Gardeners in east and central Cobb County. Tickets are $10 per person in advance and can be purchased at the Cobb Extension Office or for $15 on the day of the tour at any of the gardens. Proceeds go back to the community, benefitting project gardens supported by the Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County.
Also featured in the event is the Garden Party and Plant Sale, which will include local artisans and growers, children’s crafts, local organizations and demonstrations. It will be held at Chestnut Ridge Christian Church, 2663 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. No ticket is required for this event. The Jean and Elwood Wright Environmental Center is adjacent to the Garden Party location and will be open for tours. The CrossRoads Community Garden is also on the property to browse and learn about vegetable gardening. Master Gardeners will help with a children’s craft at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., for a $5 materials fee. There will be face painting and a complimentary drink and snack for children under 10 years old. For more information, visit cobbmastergardeners.org.