UCCE Master Gardener Program of Riverside County
University of California
UCCE Master Gardener Program of Riverside County


Upcoming Events

 Riverside Home & Garden Show 2017

Friday, June 9th - 12pm-7pm

(Christine Lampe will be presenting Edible Landscapes at 2pm)

Saturday, June 10th - 10am-7pm

(Laura Simpson will be presenting Edible Gardens at 2pm)

Sunday, June 11 - 10-5pm

( Kathy Swanson and Steve Orr will be presenting Composting)

Riverside Convention Center

3637 Fifth Street, Riverside, CA 92501




Join us for the fourth annual

"Ask the Experts” Gardening Expo

Saturday, June 17, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

This is a FREE event with over 20 gardening experts available to answer your gardening questions.  Stroll through the beautiful Landscapes Southern California Style garden and chat with experts on citrus, vegetables, butterflies, birds, native California plants, roses, succulents, and many more!  

Ewing Irrigation will be presenting talks on irrigation at 10:30 and 11:30.  

There will also be FREE opportunity drawings at 11 and 12:30.  

Landscapes Southern California Style Garden at 450 E. Alessandro Blvd, Corner of Alessandro & Mission Grove Parkway, Riverside



Farmers Markets

Hemet - 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 8am-1pm (201-299 N.Harvard St. Hemet)

Palm Springs - every Saturday beginning October 2016, 7:30am-12:30pm (2300 E. Baristo, Palm Springs)

Riverside - 2nd Friday, 8am-12pm (Sear Parking lot 5261 Arlington Ave, Riverside)

Temecula - 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 8am-12:30pm (Old Town Temecula)


Have a Gardening Question?

Speak to a Master Gardener

  • Riverside: 951-683-6491 ext. 231
    Monday-Friday 9am-12pm
  • Indio (Desert):  (760) 342-2511
    Mondays 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm

Ask us about how to save water in your landscape, what's damaging your plants, how to make and use compost in your own backyard, what's ailing your trees, or any gardening-related question, we're here to help! Call us, email us, or leave a message anytime.

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Water-Wise Gardening Information

Waterwise Yard

Learn to be water-wise in your yard and garden! Fall is a good time to introduce new plants in your yard allowing them to become established by winter rain. Even California native plants aren't drought-resistant until they become well established. Take advantage of these water-wise tips for plant and lawn care.

Water-Wise Gardening Information

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