Baxter County Master Gardener Program • University of Arkansas System • Division of Agriculture • © 2013 BCMG
These two historic cabins are the two end cabins on the walking trail at Cooper Park. The 8 gardens at the cabins incorporate native, historic and "pass along" flowers, bushes and trees that the early Baxter county settlers would have encountered and enjoyed.
Some of the featured specimens in the 8 gardens include butterfly weed, echinacea, iris, spirea, Rose of Sharon, kerria, autumn sedum, rose campion, shasta daisies, garden phlox, tansy, weigelia, lambs ear, fringe tree, lilac, Egyptian walking onions, and rough leaf dogwood. There are over 50 species in all. Passion flower and an heirloom rose vine grow on two bentwood rustic trellises at the Jones cabin. In 2015 a medicine wheel garden was added to the Jones Cabin.
Our core group of Master Gardener volunteers work on the second Monday and fourth Tuesday of each month, We flex the hours to accommodate weather conditions and volunteers' schedules.
By maintaining there gardens, we draw park visitors to explore the cabin sites and experience a taste of early Ozark life. When we are working on the gardens, many times walkers on the path stop to show their appreciation, ask questions and learn about Master Gardeners. Sometimes we even have plants to give away.
Young visitors at Cooper Park enjoying the Jones Cabin.
Cooper Park is located at 1101 Spring St. in Mountain Home AR.
Master Gardener Projects
Read about all of our lovely projects the Master Gardener program supports in Baxter County.