Master Gardener Society of Oakland County 

This site is dedicated to all who would be one with the earth.

Mission Statement
The Mission of the Master Gardener Society of Oakland County, Inc. is to enrich the lives of those who love gardening. We are volunteers who fulfill our commitment to community outreach by providing hands-on gardening and research-based horticultural education. Members of the Society are Master Gardeners certified by
Michigan State University.

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News and Events

Saturday, April 23, 2016
Tickets are now on sale - 2016 MGSOC Educational Garden Conference
Gardening and All That Jazz - "Adding Pizazz to YOUR Garden"

Keynote Speakers: Karen Bussolini, Ellen Ecker Ogden, Barry Glick.
- Full Color Brochure
- Conference Speakers
- Lunch Choice Descriptions
- Print and Mail check with Registration Form
- Online Registration Form

August 5-7, 2016,
Cleveland Garden Trip - Reservations Open

You do not need to be a Master Gardener to attend, but if you are, you will earn Master Gardener education hours. We will visit:
• Toledo Botanical Garden – Celebrating 50 years of Growing
• Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, Elmore, Ohio 
• Schoepfle Garden, Birmingham, Ohio
• Cleveland Botanical Garden
• Lakeview Cemetery, Cleveland
• Holden Arboretum, Kerry, Ohio
Click here for flyer with more information
Click here for Deposit Form to send with payment

Upcoming MG Meetings

April 12, 2016  MG General Meeting
-"The Beauty of Native Plants: Their Function in Supporting Wildlife in Urban & Suburban Landscapes” - Drew Lathin

May 3, 2016  MG General Meeting at Telly's Greenhouse
-“New Annuals and Perennials for 2016" - George Papadelis

June 14, 2016  MG General Meeting
-Bees of the Detroit Region: Attracting & Recognizing Native Pollinators” - Rebecca Tonietto

July 5, 2016  MG General Meeting
-“Improving the Older Garden” - Janet Macunovich

August 9, 2016  MG General Meeting
-“Establishing and Maintaining Winter Interest” – Cheryl English

September 13, 2016  MG General Meeting
-Witches: From Wonderful to Wicked to Wonderful” – Ed Blondin

October 11, 2016  MG General Meeting
-"The Buzz About Bees” – Karen Burke

November 8, 2016  MG General Meeting
-"The Palmer House Landscape: History and Restoration" – Juliana Cerra

December 13, 2016  MG General Meeting
-Holiday Potluck and Silent Auction – No Speaker

Past Meeting Handouts

           December 8, 2015 MG General Meeting
          - Holiday Potluck

November 11, 2014  MG General Meeting
- Take Back Your Garden

June 10, 2014   MG Society Meeting Handout:
- Species and Small Flowering Clematis

January 14, 2014   MG Society Meeting Handout
and Reference Technical Paper:  
- MDOT Site
- Slope Restoration in Metro Detroit
- Slope Restoration Plant List
- Cornell Study

January 11, 2014   MG Society Meeting Handout:
- You Can Grow African Violets

2016 Membership Application

2016 Membership Application
Application approval will be verified by the Membership Team Leader.

MGSOC By-Laws - downloadable/printable .PDF

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