Published on 05/04/06

Mountain expo features spring gardens, art

University of Georgia

As spring comes to a full bloom in the mountains of north Georgia, one town will be celebrating with its annual Spring Garden Expo and Mountain Flower Art Festival.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 20-21 at Hancock Park in Dahlonega, Ga., and is presented by the Georgia Mountains Master Gardeners.

The expo and festival will include:

• Art vendors at Town Square.

• A wildflower walk throughout Dahlonega.

• A plant sale at Hancock Park.

• Children’s activities, which include planting seeds.

• A problem plants program.

• A trough gardens hands-on demonstration.

• A growing native plants program.

All programs will be at Hancock Park under the program tent and are subject to change. Admission is free.

For more information, contact the Lumpkin County Cooperative Extension office at (706) 864-2275 or visit the Dahlonega Chamber of Commerce at

Stephanie Schupska is the communications coordinator with the University of Georgia Honors College.