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Master Gardener Volunteers work hard to beautify our community while providing education. While MGVs are not a "maintenence crew," fellow gardeners know that gardens don't tend themselves!  Our hope is to provide the public education by using signage and hosting events in the gardens and we encourage passersby to stop and ask questions anytime you see us working in the garden.

Gardens at Lake Park:

Daylily Bed- Tony Hatem is the 2017 Chair

Entrance Sign/ Round Garden- Teri Williams is the 2017 Chair

Parking Lot Garden

Started in July 2003, the median in front of the County Services Building (where the OSU Extension Office is housed) had been neglected. Two locust trees had been cut down in 2002 and all that was left were about 24 misplaced and mangled Cotoneaster... That all changed on July 30, 2003!

Phenology Garden

In 2004 the Phenology Garden, a state-wide research project coordinated by Dan Herms, OSU Extension Entomologist, OARDC Wooster, and Denise Ellsworth, OSU Extension- Summit Co., Horticultural Educator, began in Coshocton County. The trees and shrubs planted in the OSU Phenology Garden network sites (34 sites, in all) will monitored for the first and full bloom, which will assist with identifying insect activity by the amount of "growing degree days". Knowing an insects life cycle can encourage more effective pest control and also saves in time, money and energy. Gail Piper and Betty Williams are monitoring and collecting data for this project in 2017. Work days are generally held on Tuesdays.