Allegheny County Master Gardener News

Mercy Gardens Grape Arbor Clean-Up 2015
Explore Demonstration Gardens-Mercy Gardens
Mar 16, 2016
In the winter of 2014, members of the Penn State Master Gardeners class of 2015 worked with residents of Mercy Gardens and community stakeholders to improve several landscaped areas of the property, including cleaning up the severely overgrown grape arbors. In addition, Philip Fraley, PSMG 2015, produced a scaled map that locates and identifies most of the legacy trees on the site.
New brick walk ways added definition to the Garden Table in 2015
Explore Demonstration Gardens - The Garden Table
Feb 17, 2016
The Garden Table is an urban garden in Wilkinsburg created by several members of the Penn State Master Gardener class of 2012. The original intent of the garden was to engage the community and provide them with edibles and beauty. With that in mind, master gardeners transformed an abandoned and overgrown lot into an oasis of edible and ornamental flowering plants.
Background-fothergilla, Front-wild geranium
Explore Demonstration Gardens - Point State Park Gardens
Jan 29, 2016
With thirty-six acres of gardens, woods, lawn, and riverside walkways, Point State Park offers the experience of a natural forest in the City which has more than 3,000,000 visitors each year. It is an especially welcome respite for City residents, with its easy public transit access and connections to regional walking and bicycle trails.
Oakleaf Hydrangeas surround historical county signage.
Explore Demonstration Gardens - Courthouse Courtyard Garden
Jan 20, 2016
One of Pittsburgh’s best kept secrets is the lovely plaza inside the Allegheny County Courthouse. According to the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, the plaza was originally used for tying up horses, carriages and, eventually, for parking automobiles.
Master Gardener volunteers on a weekly work night.
Explore Demonstration Gardens in the City!
Jan 11, 2016
In addition to our North and South Park demonstration gardens the Penn State Master Gardeners maintain, several other smaller gardening projects in Allegheny County. The following is the first in a series of articles designed to introduce county residents to these gardening projects.

Regional Events

Master Gardener Basic Training: Allegheny County
When: Oct 1, 2017
Where: Energy Innovation Center
Master Gardener Basic Training: Westmoreland County
When: Oct 2, 2017
Where: 214 Donohoe Road Suite E Greensburg PA
Master Gardener Basic Training: Butler County
When: Oct 5, 2017
Where: Penn State Extension Butler County