HALL COUNTY: Hall County Master Gardeners (HCMG) Spring Garden Expo, Friday, April 5, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday, April 6, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center’s covered arena at 1855 Calvary Church Road, Gainesville, Ga. 30507. Join us for the largest 2-day plant sale in Northeast Georgia!  $2.00 admission per person.  NO PETS, please. With 50+ vendors from all over the Southeast, there is something for everyone.  Perennials, trees, garden art, herbs, shrubs, gardening tools, compost and more!

ATHENS: Jean Mann Art Exhibit Opening Reception, Sunday, April 7, 2 � 4 pm. Art Exhibit: April 7 � June 23, Gardenside Room, Jean Mann is aan artist currently living in Arnoldsville, Georgia.  She is fascinated by shapes, details, and vivid colors. Her pen and ink work is extremely intricate and while her paintings on silk are shapely and bold. Her works have been shown at OCAF events and the Flicker Bar, among other locations and shows.

ATHENS: Nature Ramblers, Thursday, April 11, 18, 25, 9:00 � 100:30 am. Meet at Visitor Center Fountain, State Botanical Garden, free. Please join our Nature Ramblers and learn more about the natural areas, flora and fauna of the garden while making new friends and enjoying the cool, fresh air. Sessions will start with an inspirational reading by a nature writer such as Annie Dillard, John Muir, or Janisse Ray. This is a ramble, not a hike; we will stop to view interesting plants, insects, butterflies, mushrooms, etc., along the way. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group. Join us for one or all sessions; these informal rambles are free, but donations are accepted in the garden’s donation box in the lobby of the Visitor’s Center. To get a feel for what our rambles are like visit http://naturerambling.blogspot.com.  State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, Georgia.

FORSYTH COUNTY: Forsyth County Master Gardener Plant Sale & Expo, Friday, April 12, 8:00 AM � 5:00 PM and Saturday, April 13, 8:00 AM � 4:00 P0 PM. The Barn, Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA 30040. Over 40 vendors will offer a wide range of plants and other garden products suited for this climate.  Hard to find native plants, annuals, shrubs, veggies & herbs, soil amendments, birdhouses, hand crafted artisan wares, gourmet food items, fountains and pottery, garden décor, and more.  Master Gardener Extension Volunteers will be on hand to assist you with the plant selection and provide gardening advice and clinics. Call 770.887.2418 or visit us at http://UGAmg.org for more information.

DAHLONEGA: Georgia Mountains Master Gardeners (GMMG) and Lumpkin County 4-H 2019 Plant Sale/Fundraiser. Saturday, April 13th, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Lumpkin County Road/Recycling Department, 1646 Red Oak Flats Road in Dahlonega! If you placed an order for plants don’t forget that this is the pick-up date. If you didn’t place an order by the March 15th deadline, DON’T BE LEFT OUT!  There will be hundreds of blooming plants available for purchase on April 13th�.just in time for Easter!  All plants are pprofessionally grown in specialized nurseries in North Georgia and will only leave their greenhouses the day before they will be picked up by you! Don’t miss out on the chance to purchase beautiful plants for spring planting and to support the Georgia Master Gardeners with their only fundraiser for the year! Details are available online at www.gammg.org or by calling the Lumpkin County Extension Office at 706-864-2275.