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Rain Garden

The Hendricks County Soil and Conservation District funded a demonstration rain garden which the Master Gardeners have planted. The Rain Garden shows how to capture and use run-off rainwater using native plants. Stop by the Fairgrounds to see it.

Rain Garden

Next Meetings

September 16   Alternatives to Higher Cost Plants

Dottie Warner from Frazee Gardens will present the program.

Members will vote on ratification of a proposal to update the organization's bylaws during the business meeting.

The meeting will be at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds. Social time begins at 6:30, the business meeting begins at 7:00, the presentation begins at 8.

Jon Cain Retiring

Jon Cain has announced that he plans to retire as the ANR educator for Hendricks County at the end of August. His last Master Gardener meeting was on August 19th. John Orick, the Purdue master gardener coordinator and many of the members took the opportunity to say good bye. Thank you Jon for your 15 years of leadership and may you enjoy many happy retirement years.

John Orick says farewell to Jon Cain

Adventures in Gardening

October 4, 2014

Reminder: Friday September 12 is the last day for the early bird special price--save $10

The fall seminar will be held on Saturday, October 4th at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds and Conference Center. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. The seminar will begin at 9:00 A. M. and finish at 4:00 P.M. Author and gardening expert Stephanie Cohen (AKA "The Perennial Diva") will be the featured speaker. Attendees will also learn about water conservation, native plants and invasive species.

See more about the speakers.
Download a registration form.
See the Program Details

At the Farmers Markets

Master Gardeners will have information booths at many of the Farmers Markets in Hendricks County this summer. We will provide gardening information and answer your gardening questions.


On the third Saturday of each month (morning)


On the third Thursday of each month (4-7 pm)


On the third Wednesday of each month (4-7 pm)


On the second Tuesday of each month (4-7 pm)