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Garden Party to Tour East Cobb

Cobb's master gardeners will guide you Through the Garden Gate and throw in a plant sale and festival Saturday.

Enjoy a pre-Mother's Day staycation by taking the Through the Garden Gate garden tour of Northeast Cobb and East Cobb with the Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County Saturday.

The and covers the following private gardens and projects run by the Cobb Extension Office's master gardeners:

  • Linda Baird's garden, which has country flair and uses boulders and decking for visual impact and drainage.
  • Carol Cavalli's garden, where she has created a parklike backyard to replace what the 2009 flood swept away.
  • Fred Duda Memorial Garden, where transplanted California flowers coexist with newer plantings 15 months after Duda's death.
  • Van Swearingin's garden, a peaceful oasis in what was a steep corner lot filled with challenges.
  • Marcie Radakovich's garden, which is a pollinator and bird paradise providing food and habitat amid beauty.
  • CrossRoads Community Garden at, which is also the site of a free plant sale, vendors and children's activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • gardens, which range from raised beds for science classes to a memorial garden.

Master gardeners will be on site at the gardens and the plant sale to answer any questions.

Whether you simply want to take in the breathtaking beauty, get inspiration for your own landscape or learn more about gardening, there’s something for everyone. This year will also feature a photography contest, with winning photos being published in the Cobb Dibbler.

This is a rain-or-shine event.

Advance tickets are $10, available from the Cobb County Extension Office by check or cash or a downloadable order form at cobbmastergardeners.org.

Tickets are $15 during the tour and can be bought at any tour stop.

Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the project gardens supported by the Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County.

For more information, visit cobbmastergardeners.org, or call 770-528-4070.

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