Our Mission Statement
"The Franklin Gardeners Association was formed to promote and stimulate interest in gardening on both a civic and a personal level, to educate its members in all aspects of gardening and to beautify the local area with public gardens and displays."
The Franklin Gardeners Association was established to promote and stimulate interest in gardening on both the civic and personal level.
The Franklin Gardeners Association is very active in the community. Projects include offering colorful planted pots to local businesses, the House and Garden tour, the Gateway Garden at the Franklin Fire Station, the planters along the bike trail, and the Outdoor Learning Center at Central Elementary School.
We also sponsor the Franklin May Garden Mart held on the first full weekend in May. Garden-related businesses are invited to participate and sell their goods in Fountain Park.
The Franklin Gardener' Association was formed in 1999 by a small group of Franklin citizens. Since its humble beginnings the club has grown to be an integral part of the Franklin community. The overwhelming support from area businesses and community members has been paramount to the success of the association.
Some of the earlier projects included planting daffodil bulbs at Two Mile Run County Park and the Meditation Garden at the former UPMC Northwest West Unit. FGA quickly progressed to larger projects throughout Franklin.
In 2001 the association held their first May Garden Mart in downtown Franklin's West Park. Originally a one day event, it expanded to two days in 2007 in response to its success and requests made by the participating vendors. In 2004 the semi-annual Home & Garden Tour was begun. Both projects are very successful and now well known in the tri-state region.