UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County
University of California
UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County

Classes & Events

Master Gardeners offer free classes most Saturdays of the year. No advance registration is needed in most cases.

Download the 2019 Master Gardener Public Education January - April Class Schedule for El Dorado County.

Download the 2019 Master Gardener Public Education May - August Class Schedule for El Dorado County.

  • Classes start at 9:00 and usually run until Noon, unless otherwise noted.
  • Please call to confirm the class location or check this website; the location may change due to circumstances beyond our control.

2019 UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County's March Classes

3/30 Grow n' Show Your Plants at the Fair - Kids' Class - Instructor: Eddie Basham & Suzanne Surburg

Grow n’ Show (Your Plants at the Fair) is designed for kids ages 5 to 12 and will cover the basics of growing plants. After the budding young gardeners learn the fundamentals, they will be encouraged to demonstrate their new skills by entering their plants in peer competition at the upcoming county fair. Interested students are encouraged to pre-register online at http://ucanr.edu/uccemg-edccountyfair or by calling Master Gardeners at 530-621-5512.

10-11am, $2 parking (see kiosks in parking lot) at the Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville

2019 UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County's April Classes

Fridays-Saturdays Sherwood Demonstration Garden Open Days - Master Gardener Volunteers

Sixteen individual gardens are open to the public, Master Gardener docents are available for information and gardening questions. See beautiful plants, spring blooms, fruits and veggies that grow in our local climate. Open garden days this month are April 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th and 19th.

9am-noon, $2 parking Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville


4/10 Gardening in Small Backyard Spaces - Instructor: Mike Pavlick

MG Mike Pavlick will cover site location, design, raised bed options, container gardening and other methods that will allow anyone to have a vegetable garden in a small backyard setting.

9am-noon Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park


4/13 Second Saturdays, Open Garden Day - Master Gardener Volunteers

Emphasis on soil, cover crops, and companion planting; fruit tree pruning demonstration in the Orchard; Succulent Garden open.

9am-11am, $2 parking Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville


4/20 Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale

Don’t miss this annual plant sale extravaganza! Hundreds of healthy plants tenderly grown by Master Gardener volunteers will be sold at reasonable prices. Check out heirloom tomatoes, summer veggies, perennials, natives and more. Proceeds support the demonstration Garden. Cash or check only, please.

8am-2pm, $2 parking Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville


4/27 Backyard Composting Basics - Instructors: D. Hale, D. Hillel, C. Young

Compost provides valuable nutrients for your garden soil. Compost helps provide moisture, which retains water, suppresses weeds, prevents soil erosion, and loosens compacted soils for better drainage and water retention. It is rewarding to know you are turning waste into a nutrient-rich organic material for your garden.

9am-noon, $2 parking Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville

THE SHERWOOD DEMONSTRATION GARDEN

Opens in April - Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to Noon. Closed on rainy days.

Parking Fee (began June 2017): $2.00 (see kiosks in college parking lot)

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