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 October 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 October: 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th, and 26th.

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


10/5 1st Saturday Public Tour/Observatory Safe Solar Viewing - 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


10/5 Landscape Grasses - Instructor: Sue McDavid

Learn about care-free, deer proof landscape grasses which are perfect for even novice gardeners. Learn about which grasses grow best in our area, and how to care for them (most require very little care!).

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


10/9 Garden Until Your 90? - Instructors: Jan Keahey, Ada Brehmer & Anne Bettencourt

Enjoy safe and sane gardening with helpful safety tips. Tools and props that make gardening more comfortable will be presented, including use of different types of equipment. Learn how to extend your years of gardening enjoyment!

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


10/12 2nd Saturday Open Garden Day - Master Gardeners

Enjoy your harvest! Discuss recipes with Master Food Preservers. Emphasis will be on planting peas and cover crops. Succulent Garden open for questions and plant diagnosis.

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


10/19 Fall Into Gardening - Family Event - Put Your Garden to Bed Instructors: Master Gardeners

Join us for many presentations, stay a half-hour or all day! Learn how putting your garden to bed now can pay big dividends next year; cool season planting, mulch and composting, and tool care are also covered. All 16 gardens are staffed and select fall plants are available for purchase (cash/check only). Refreshments and children’s activities, too! 

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


10/26 Shade Gardening - Instructor: Merry Campbell & Master Gardeners

Shade gardens offer cool beauty, texture, color and flowers to your garden; learn what plants thrive in different types of shade.

9am-Noon, Government Center Hearing Room - Building C, 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville

THE SHERWOOD DEMONSTRATION GARDEN

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)

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