Fall Gardeners’ Festival Scheduled for August 31

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In-Person Gardening Event in Crossville

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. — The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is excited to announce that the Fall Gardeners’ Festival will take place in-person at the UT Plateau AgResearch and Education Center on August 31. Everyone is invited to enjoy educational workshops, exhibits, Ask-the-Expert and wagon tours of the entire facility, including the Plateau Discovery Gardens, one of three sites that together comprise the Tennessee State Botanical Garden.

A number of educational exhibits and garden vendors will also be on hand for a trade show.

Topics to be featured during the festival’s in-person educational seminars include:

  • Foodscaping: Edible Landscaping
  • Backyard Berries: Tipping, Tasting and Tennessee Trials
  • Appalachian Natives and Plant Lore
  • Gardening Under Trees
  • Groundcovers: How Low Can You Grow?
  • Fruit and Nut Crops for Tennessee
  • Insects: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Mushrooms in the Garden
  • How to Avoid Costly Landscape Mistakes
  • Pollinators in the Garden
  • Rain Gardening
  • Conifers
  • Iris and Pineapple Lilies

Pre-registration, while not required, can be found online. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m. CDT with presentations beginning at 9 a.m. and concluding at 3 p.m. Lunch will be available for purchase.

This event is open to the public and is free to attend.

An Ask-the-Expert table will also be available for any plant or pest identification or general garden problem-solving needs. Participants should plan to bring samples of plants or pests for identification.

Learn more online about these events and more field days scheduled throughout 2021.

The Fall Gardeners’ Festival is held in cooperation with the Cumberland County Master Gardeners Association. More information can be found online.

The Plateau AgResearch and Education Center is located off Highway 70N at 320 Experiment Station Road in Crossville. A map to the facility and complete directions are available online.

Through its land-grant mission of research, teaching and extension, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture touches lives and provides Real. Life. Solutions. utia.tennessee.edu.

Media Contact

John Walter Hitch

Plateau AgResearch and Education Center