Northshore Spring Garden Show set

Jr. Batty  |  2/12/2008 4:08:26 AM

News Release Distributed 02/12/2008

The Northshore Spring Garden Show will be held March 15-16, 2008 in the Bobby Fletcher Agriculture Center at the St. Tammany Parish Fairgrounds in Covington.

This annual event is sponsored by the St. Tammany Parish Master Gardeners and will include a plant sale with more than 30 vendors.

Each spring, this show features plant and garden supplies for sale, a plant health clinic and a children's booth.

Educational speakers will include LSU AgCenter specialists and Master Gardeners who will offer seminars on roses, azaleas, lawns, irrigation and other common gardening issues.

LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill will present an educational session on soils at 1 p.m. on Saturday, and Guy Guidry, a local bonsai expert, will offer tried-and-true advice on beginning with bonsai at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

The show will be open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. Admission is $3 per person, and children 12 and under can enter free. Proceeds from the show go toward funding an agriculture/horticulture scholarship.

For further information about the show, contact Rusty Batty at (985) 875-2635 or email him at


Contact: Rusty Batty at (985) 875-2635 or

Writer: Johnny Morgan at (225) 578-8484 or

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