Springtime is an especially happy time for those who love to play in the dirt, and if there is anyone who loves to play in the dirt, it's the members of the Ball Ground Garden Club (Anetsa-Ga-Da). Members have been busy getting ready for the 6th Annual Plant Sale and Festival on May 21, which will be held at the Ball Ground Botanical Garden, 215 Valley Street, from 10:00am-4:00pm.
According to Club President Salley Eubanks, attendees can choose from a large variety of plants and hear gardening advice and presentations from area experts. Here are some of the presentations that will be held throughout the day.
• 11:00am, Ashley Frasca – WSB host of Green and Growing
• 12:00pm, Chef Hans Rueffert – Endless Bromeliads
• 1:00pm, Susanne Franklin – Daylilies/Jungle Paradise Daylilies
• 2:00pm, Mike Lloyd – Introduction to Honeybees
More than 30 vendors are signed up to bring their goodies. While listening to great music, visitors can enjoy food and beverages from local breweries, vineyards, and restaurants. Proceeds from this event will benefit beautification projects of the Ball Ground Garden Club. For more information, please visit BallGroundGardenClub.com.
Another upcoming event you don't want to miss is the City of Ball Ground Annual Fireworks Display. This year's event will be on Saturday, June 25, at 9:45pm. Before the fireworks, the Fly Betty Band will perform a free concert in City Park from 7:30-9:30pm. The Fly Betty Band plays all the best party music from the 70s to current hits.
Be sure to come hungry! You will find some delicious food, sweet treats, and coffee in Ball Ground, which has a walkable downtown with great shopping. Shopping locally is one of the best things anyone can do because each downtown business is owned by people who live in Ball Ground and have a personal stake in its future.
This is one of the largest and best fireworks display in north Georgia, and it gets bigger and better each year. Don't worry about parking — there are plenty spaces and places from which to watch. For more information, please visit CityOfBallGround.com or check out the city's Facebook page for a map that identifies parking locations and other event information.
Once you have visited Ball Ground, you'll know why it is the place to be!