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

Public Education Classes

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

Download the 2018 Master Gardener Public Education April - June Class Schedule for El Dorado County.

Download the 2018 Master Gardener Public Education July - September 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.

2018 UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County's June Classes

6/2 Control of Invasive & Noxious Weeds Instructor: Stephen Savage

Learn about highly aggressive non-native weeds which have been introduced into El Dorado County.  These weeds displace natives, decrease wildlife habitat, and reduce recreational and land values.  Discover ways to identify, control, and report invasive weeds of county-wide concern.  Then, look at weeds commonly found in the home landscape, their culture, and control strategies.

9am-noon/free class Government Center, Bldg C-Hearing Room 2850 Fairlane Ct, Placerville


6/9 2nd Saturdays with Barry Instructor: Barry Wold

This month’s focus in the SDG Vegetable Garden will be on planting herbs, edible flowers, and a salsa garden.  Class is free, campus parking is $2.

10am-noon/free class/$2parking Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Dr, Placerville


6/9 Succulent Gardens Instructor: Bobby Handen

Class is free, campus parking is $2.

10am-noon/free class/$2parking Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Dr, Placerville


6/13 Orchids In and Around the Home Instructor: Heidi Napier

You don’t need a greenhouse to grow some lovely orchids both indoors and out.  Several species do well in our climate in a shade garden.  Master Gardener Heidi Napier will cover basic care, simple propagation, easy varieties, and will show you how to get these enchanting plants to thrive and bloom.

9am-noon/free class Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr, Cameron Park 


6/14 - 6/17 Visit us at the El Dorado County Fair

Please come visit the Master Gardeners with questions about your home garden! We will be in the Floriculture Building surrounded by entries and displays of all things floral, succulent, and herbal. Last year’s arrangements were amazing!!

Noon – 9pm Thursday, Friday, Sunday
10am – 9pm Saturday El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Dr, Placerville


6/23 Making Your Yard a Habitat for Birds Instructor: Gail Fulbeck

Master Gardener and casual bird watcher Gail Fulbeck will discuss some common backyard birds and share strategies for attracting them to our gardens with plants.  Other means of providing food, shelter, and water will also be featured.

9am-noon/free class Government Center, Bldg C-Hearing Room 2850 Fairlane Ct, 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)

Webmaster Email: rkcleveland@ucanr.edu