Please Pre-Order Hanging Baskets and Bedding Plants from us!

After a brutal winter, thoughts have turned to warmer weather and greenery at every turn.

Please Pre-Order your Hanging Baskets and Bags, Boston Ferns, bowls of bright Impatiens, Geraniums, Dahlias, Zinnias, and Bedding Plants through us.

Your purchase will help us keep the doors of the Markay open for year-round programming.

Order Deadline: Friday, April 25
Plant Pick-up: Saturday, May 3
We’ll deliver all orders over $50 free of charge in Jackson County

Questions: Call the Office at 740-286-6355


Click HERE for the 2014 Flower Order Form


Displaying some of the colorful wares from Marvin’s Gardens are, from the left, Maxine Plummer, Debbie Crawford, and Cora Willett


Markay Is Included in Ohio’s Capital Bill

Thanks to overwhelming support from the local community and the strong backing of Senator Bob Peterson, Representative Ryan Smith, Jackson County Commissioners, and Economic Development Director Jennifer Jacobs, a grant of $150,000 will boost the final stages of the Markay Renovation.


Southern Hills Arts Council President Maxine Plummer, center, was lavish in her thanks to Representive Ryan Smith, left, and Senator Bob Peterson, right. The Markay’s renovation has been awarded $150,000 in the new Capital Bill.



Spring Into The Arts Raised Our Spirits as it Raised Funds

We partied til those proberbial cows came home at this year’s version of Evening With The Arts, called Spring Into The Arts. Arnett Howard and Friends put everyone in the party mood with great music.

Seth Michael served as Auctioneer for the exciting variety of art donated by local supporters. Alan and Jeanine Terry provided three glorious pieces for the Jewelry Treasure Chest. A Match Pack Raffle yielded more than 300 prizes.

A Silent Auction featured a host of treats from Chef Mary’s pies to Jen Paul’s hand made purse. Split-the-Pot is always a winner. Photo portraits by Brian Lintala and a table full of finger foods rounded out the evening.

Click on the Evening with the Arts bar on the left of this page for details and photographs.



Renowned Columbus trumpet player Arnett Howard, left, invited Southern Hills Arts Council Board member Josh Willett to join his circle of Friends for a few toe-tappin’ numbers.