Fairgrounds garden wins award

Source: Hamilton County Master Gardener Association, Inc.

Source: Hamilton County Master Gardener Association, Inc.

The Hamilton County Master Gardener Association, Inc. Educational Rose Garden was recently chosen as the Second Place Demonstration Garden in the Search for Excellence Awards at the 2015 State Purdue Master Gardener Conference. The garden is located just east of the Exhibition Center on the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2003 Pleasant St., Noblesville. The garden was installed on April 16, 2014.

The garden, which is open to the public at all times, contains 104 roses that were planted by more than 60 volunteers. Educational labeling is provided for each rose, including the name, a photo and a QR code for more specific information.

Master Gardeners work in the garden beginning at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday throughout the growing season. They are available to answer any “rose growing” questions as they work.

In addition to its educational opportunities, the garden provides a place to sit, read and take pictures, or just enjoy the beauty, serenity and lovely scents.

The Educational Rose Garden was designed, built and sponsored by the Hamilton County Master Gardener Association, Inc. For more information about the Educational Rose Garden, email RoseGarden@hcmga.org or visit http://hcmga.org/committees/display-beds-4-h-grounds/rose-garden.