UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
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UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County

Fair Oaks Horticulture Center Workshops and Open Gardens

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Sacramento County Master Gardeners at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center maintain water efficient landscape demonstration gardens, fruit trees and bushes, a table grape vineyard, cane berries and blueberries, herbs, a vegetable garden, and a compost demonstration.  Learn how to select, plant and care for edible and ornamental plants using University of California research-based, river-friendly practices.

Attend events and learn how to grow the best vegetables and fruit, conserve water and energy, nurture plant health to reduce the need for synthetic chemicals, and discover University of California resources available to help you prevent and treat garden pests.

Plant Clinics are held at all Workshops. Bring your plant samples, pest mysteries and questions. We'll help!

Open Garden Days are the ideal time to walk through at your own pace. Bring your list of gardening questions and get one-on-one advice.

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To get directions to the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, click on the red balloon on the map above.

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Sorry, only service dogs are allowed in the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.

To download a copy of the 2014 Fair Oaks Horticulture Center Gardening Events brochure click here (PDF 934KB).

 

2014 Gardening Events at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center

January 18
Saturday
9 am-noon

Workshop - sponsored by Fair Oaks Boulevard Nursery
Get familiar with pruning techniques for fruit trees, grapes, blueberries and cane berries.  See speaker times and topics. (PDF)

February 22
Saturday
9 am-noon

Open Garden
Talk with Master Gardeners. See demonstrations on grafting and learn pruning techniques for ornamental grasses, perennials, grapes, and berries. Visit the cool season vegetable garden.

March 15
Saturday
9 am-noon

Workshop
Learn how to grow fresh vegetables. Get the latest information about fruit tree pests. Get tips on improving your soil.  See speaker times and topics. (PDF 188KB)

April 9
Wednesday
10 am-1 pm

Open Garden - sponsored by Fox Farm Soil & Fertilizer Company
Drop by to see the gardens and learn how to thin grapes and prepare vegetable beds. Take home landscape design tips. 

May 17
Saturday
8:30-11:30am

Workshopsponsored by E.B. Stone & Son
Hear about water saving ideas for the garden and landscape. Get tips on irrigation systems and selecting a controller. Take a water efficient landscape tour.

June 14
Saturday        
8:30-11:30am

Open Garden - sponsored by E.B. Stone & Son
Talk with Master Gardeners. See demonstrations on container gardening and succulents. Learn about espalier fruit trees, blueberries and cane berries. Watch a bud grafting demonstration.

August 2
Saturday
8 am-2 pm

HARVEST DAY 2014
Speakers, demonstrations, educational booths. Taste produce, ask questions at the plant clinic, tour the garden and more. Bring your friends to the area’s premier one-day educational gardening event.

September 20
Saturday
8:30-11:30am

Open Garden - sponsored by E.B. Stone & Son
Ask questions, get advice, take notes. Learn about cover crops, seed saving and the new pests living in our gardens. Get ideas on water-efficient lawn conversions.

October 15
Wednesday
9 am-noon

Open Garden
Talk with Master Gardeners. Get pruning tips for renovating plants. Watch how to protect citrus from frost. Discover more about seed saving and soil amendments.

 

4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento, CA 95827           Phone:  916.875.6913              Fax:  916.875.6233

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