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 Sept- Dec. 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 August Classes

Fridays & Saturdays Sherwood Demonstration Garden Open Days Master Gardener Volunteers

Come out and visit our different individual gardens that show off the variety of beautiful plants that can grow in El Dorado County. Master Gardener volunteer docents are available to answer your questions. Open garden days in June are June 1st, 7th, 8th,14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th.

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

8/3 1st Saturday Public Tour - Master Gardener Volunteers

On first Saturdays in summer, an experienced Master Gardener will conduct an in-depth, one-hour tour of Sherwood Demonstration Garden for the public at 9:00am. The garden tour will be followed by a safe viewing of the sun with Community Observatory volunteers in the garden from 10:00am-noon. A fun and interesting way to spend your Saturday morning: group tours for individuals, families and friends. Free!

9am-10am, $2 parking - Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville

8/10 2nd Saturday Open Garden Day - Master Gardener/Food Preserver Volunteers

Enjoy your harvest! Discuss recipes with Master Food Preservers. Learn how to plant cole crops. The Succulent Garden is open for questions, too!

8am-10am, $2 parking Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville

8/14 Culinary Herbs: Garden to Gourmet - Instructors: Jan Keahey & Peggy Holmes

No fat, low-fat, no salt, watch the sugar; we’re constantly bombarded about how to eat healthier. One of the best ways to introduce healthy, delicious flavor into meals is to use herbs in our cooking. Many are easy to grow and preserve. Join us to explore the herbs that grow well in our area, how to propagate and grow, when to harvest and how to preserve. You will be able to propagate herbs to take home with you.

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

8/17 Fall and Winter Vegetables - Instructor: Zack Dowell

Would you like to harvest luscious home-grown vegetables even after the heat of summer subsides? If so, now is the time to plant for fall and winter harvest. Learn how to grow a successful winter vegetable garden in this popular class with Master Gardener Zack Dowell.

9am-noon Government Hearing Room Bldg C, 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville


Our sixteen beautiful gardens displaying the variety of plants that grow in our county are open to the public Fridays and Saturdays, April through October, and Master Gardener docents are on hand to answer your questions. 

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

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

Webmaster Email: rkcleveland@ucanr.edu