Welcome to the Garfield Park Master Gardener Association (GPMGA) site.

The goals of the GPMGA are to share knowledge about gardening with our members and others and offer volunteer opportunities.

GPMGA Meetings and Locations

Next GPMGA Meeting:  July 10

The Garfield Park Master Gardeners will enjoy delicious picnic food, festive centerpieces and great summer fun at the GPMGA Annual Picnic at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10.

The annual picnic will occur at  Shelter 1 at Garfield Park.  To find Shelter 1, use the Southern Avenue entrance.  Once inside the park, turn left and continue along the road.  Shelter 1 is located on your left.  Ample parking exists.

Remember, our July program is member driven!  As usual, we will have the best food to enjoy along with time to chat and savor one another’s company.  Members are encouraged to share their gardening travels around the state, the nation or the world.

Please bring a centerpiece you have created to decorate the picnic tables.  Your centerpiece should have some connection to gardening, but can be flowers, vegetables, herbs, fruits, natives only, flowering shrub branches or anything else garden-related that your imagination conjures.

In case of rain, the annual picnic will occur in the classroom at the Garfield Park Conservatory.  If you have any questions, please contact Debra Boyer at idealgardenspace@aol.com or Carrie Alumbaugh at carriesalumbaugh@gmail.com.

Meetings occur the 2nd Wednesday of the month February through December and feature a program followed by snacks and a business meeting. With a few exceptions, we meet at the Garfield Park Conservatory meeting area with entrance by the Children’s Garden. Exceptions include off-site field trips, typically in April and September.  Also, our annual picnic is held in July at the shelter near the Arts Center in Garfield Park.

If you require an accommodation or special assistance to attend these meetings due to a disability, please contact us at 317-275-9286. Some accommodations may require a 2-week notice.