Using Signs in Your Georgia Community and School Garden

Have you thought about the best way to use signs in your Georgia community or school garden?  Gardeners often use small signs as plant labels but larger signs can be just as useful.  They can be an important way to tie your garden together.

A creative, welcoming sign at the entrance can tell who you are:

Using Signs in Your Georgia Community and School Garden
SCAD in Savannah

Since gardeners don’t always work at the same time, signs can be a great way to communicate between gardeners:

Using Signs in Your Georgia Community and School Garden
From Cherokee County Senior Community Garden

More permanent signs can hold announcements, maps and other documents.

Using Signs in Your Georgia Community and School Garden
Green Meadows Community Garden

They can be a great way to tell the story of your garden:

Using Signs in Your Georgia Community and School Garden
From Blue Heron Community Garden

And, they can be instructional for beginning gardeners:

Using Signs in Your Georgia Community and School Garden
From Food Well’s Healthy Soil, Healthy Life Initiative

Signs can also be a way to make sure all gardeners know the rules:

Using Signs in Your Georgia Community and School Garden
From Tobie Grant Manor Community Garden

You can brag on your certifications.  Many certification programs have an option to purchase a weatherproof sign:

Using Signs in Your Georgia Community and School Garden

For school gardens, signs can encourage teachers to use the garden by giving them basic lesson facts:

Using Signs in Your Georgia Community and School Garden
Due West Elementary School’s Math Garden Sign

Or they can be inspirational:

Using Signs in Your Georgia Community and School Garden
Ford Elementary School

Signs for the garden should be weatherproof, easily readable, and securely attached to a post or a building.  The next time you are at a large botanical garden like the Atlanta Botanical Garden or the State Botanical Garden of Georgia notice their signs and labels.  You will be inspired.

How do you creatively use signs in your garden?

Happy Gardening!

Becky Griffin

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