Spring Festival

The 2015 Wilson County Master Gardener Spring Festival & Plant Sale is Saturday, May 9 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The event takes place at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon. Admission & parking are free. And don’t forget Mom! Mother’s Day is that Sunday (May 10) so bring mom out for a day of flowers, food, fun and fresh air on Saturday, May 9th.

Spring Festival Schedule of Events



Our keynote Speaker is Jason Reeves. Jason is Ornamental Horticulture Research Associate at UT’s West Tennessee Research and Education Center in Jackson. He creates the various seasonal horticultural displays, conducts research on herbaceous and woody ornamentals, assists with the center’s annual field day, Summer Celebration, and supports other educational programs. In addition, Jason serves as a contributing editor to Fine Gardening magazine.

He will be speaking from 11:00 to 12 Noon on the following topic:

Great Garden Plants – This talk focuses on dependable new and older underutilized good performers. Covering annuals, perennial, tropicals, trees and shrubs that will be in the garden for years to come. Many new to the market in the last 5 or 10 years.  Plants like Clematis ‘Roogucchi’, Log Fern, ‘Iron Butterfly’ iron weed, Jasmine ‘Fiona Sunrise’, Wood spurge, Pulmonaria ‘Diana Clare’, ‘Summer Chocolate’ mimosa tree, ‘Welch’s Pink’ American beautyberry ‘Appalachian Red’ redbud, ‘Gyokuryu’ Japanese cedar, Korean sweetheart tree, Hydrangea paniculata ‘Baby Lace’, Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Munchkin’ & ‘Ruby Slippers’ and ‘Cascade Falls’ weeping bald cypress.  It also covers annuals as well.

  • Flower Garden & Arboretum Tours by trolley!
  • Schedule of Events to be announced
  • Sponsor list to be announced

And here is a brief video with highlights of our 2013 Spring Festival & Garden Tour

Click the following links for photos of past festivals:

2014 Festival Photo Gallery

2013 Festival Photo Gallery   —   2012 Festival Photo Gallery

Vendors & Exhibitors Sought

If you would like to participate as an exhibitor or vendor at this year’s event, please contact Laurie Hobby at lahobby@comcast.net  or Marianne Pelletier at breezin1usa@yahoo.com


ag_center_location_mapJames E. Ward Agricultural Center
945 E. Baddour Parkway
Lebanon, TN 37087
(at the Wilson County Fairgrounds)

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Driving Directions:

  • sfgt120512-28811785If traveling east on Interstate 40 take Exit 239B and travel north 1.5 miles to the fairgrounds on your right.
  • If traveling west on Interstate 40 take Exit 239 Lebanon, and travel north 1.5 miles to the fairgrounds on your right.
Contact Information:
Festival Chairperson Laurie Hobby
Festival Co-Chairperson Marianne Pelletier
UT/TSU Extension Agent Justin Stefanski