Click on an event in the calendar for more information!
Work nights for Master Gardeners are Wednesday evenings beginning at 4 pm. (Weather permitting)
Other Scheduled Work Dates or Important Dates in 2017:
April 15th, Saturday - Pond Clean up/Opening
April 26th, Wednesday - Tentative Garden Clean Up
April 29th, Saturday - Pick up plants from the greenhouse
May 3rd, Wednesday - Tentative Garden Clean Up
May 5-7th - Plant Sale - Open to the public all 3 days.
May 17th, Wednesday - Tentative Planting Day
May 24th, Wednesday - Work Nights Begin and continue every Wednesday evening
June 7-9th - Pork Expo - No Free Admittance!
June 30th - July 2nd - Good Guys Car Show - No free admittance!
July 5th - State Fair sign up begins, contact Jean Roe.
August 2nd, Wednesday - Pre-Fair Celebration following work night.
August 6th, Saturday - Last day to enter fairgrounds without a pass.
August 10th-20th - Iowa State Fair
Discover Gardening at the Discovery Garden
is a series of educational talks presented to the public at no charge on scheduled Wednesday evenings in June and July beginning at 6:00 pm (unless otherwise noted). Remember to bring your lawn chair or blanket to sit on, stay for door prizes, AND feel free to wander through the Garden before you leave and enjoy the beauty.
June 14th - Plant. Fly. Grow. - Jessie Lowry, Conservation Manager, Blank Park Zoo
June 28th - Using Herbs From Your Garden - Nancy Eichmann, PCMG
July 12th - Beneficial Insects For Your Garden - Sadie Todd, Entomologist, Iowa Dept of Agriculture & Land Stewardship (IDALS)
July 26th - All About Alliums - Dr. Denny Schrock, ISU Horticulture Lecturer, Iowa Master Gardener Program Coordinator