2021 HCMGA Education Series
Helping Others Grow.
The Hancock County Master Gardener Association maintains demonstration gardens on the grounds of the Hancock County Purdue Extension Service at 802 North Apple Street in Greenfield.
The gardens have been designed as a self-guided learning experience for members of the Association and the public as well. The gardens that are self-guided are the Pollinator garden, the Nature area, and the Foundation garden (starting at the front door of the Extension Office).
Plants in the gardens are marked with steel plant markers that bear the name of the plant as well as a number. In each garden is an information box containing plant information sheets that list the names of the plants in that garden and their characteristics.
Matching the number on the plant marker with the number on the plant list sheet will assist you in identifying a plant. Additional information on the sheets include botanical name, light requirements, bloom times, etc. for the plants in that garden. If you enjoy plants and gardens stop by and view our gardens and learn about the plants that reside in them. Viewing can be done during daylight hours, seven days a week.
Wild Flower Walk
Take a hike through Greenfield’s Thornwood Preserve consisting of 40 acres of pristine native plants and trees. The property was donated by Herb and Judy Brown and was recently opened to the public. Below a group of Master Gardeners enjoy a spring wildflower walk to identify the many native species and remove invasive plants.