Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Everyone can be sure spring is finally here when it’s time for the Grayson County Master Gardeners Plant Fair & Spring Fling. Mark all calendars for Saturday May 6th and don’t be late for an amazing selection of plants, crafts, gifts – and a host of special events, according to Helen Duggan, the Master Gardener in charge of vendors for this year’s 8th annual show.
“More and more people know that this is the place to scoop up both old favorites like hanging baskets, blueberry plants, vegetables and flowers, and new rare plants, as well as garden-related gifts at our Garden Gate Store. Shop for friends and family,” Duggan said.
Farmers, nurseries and talented local plant growers will offer a colorful selection of quality plant favorites starting at 8:00 am CDT at the entrance to the Grayson County Middle School on Mill Street (Hwy 62) in Leitchfield.
For the novice and advanced gardener, there will be an ongoing selection of free mini-gardening seminars offered by knowledgeable Master Gardeners, as well as a children's activity tent. Craft tents will display wood products, yard art, painted and metal treasures, birdhouses, children's fun items, to name a few.
“Both admission and parking are free – but the fun and excitement are priceless,” Duggan said.
Master Gardener President Martha Higgs says that coming to the plant fair has become a tradition for many people and the event is discovered by newcomers each year. “It’s exciting to see how this has grown over the years into such a great event for the area," she said.
Public Relations Officer Elena Donovan especially thanks the Leitchfield Tourism and Convention Commission for its generous grant to the Master Gardener Association. "Marketing and advertising this year has expanded to radio spots and news ads in seven local counties. It's our largest ad campaign to date," she said.