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

Sacramento County Master Gardeners

Visit us at the State Fair!

Friday, July 14 through
Sunday, July 30
10 AM - 8 PM Friday - Sunday
11 AM - 8 PM Monday - Thursday
The Farm at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento

Finding unique challenges in your garden? Bring your questions and samples of your problem plants or insects to the UC Master Gardener Plant Clinic booth at The Farm.  We have answers!


Harvest Day 2017


A Gardener's Dream Day
Saturday, August 5 - 8 AM - 2 PM

Our biggest event of the year.  Join us!

Details and directions.


June Horticulture Center Updates

The vegetable garden

No pests please!

Vegetable plants are beginning to set fruit, but something’s not quite right. Visit our new Vegetable Problems in Summer pages for answers.

 Also see our Tips for June.

In the orchard

OrchardSummer prune

Summer prune deciduous fruit trees to improve light penetration and air circulation. Also cut back new shoot growth above the desired tree height.

See more June orchard activities.

In the WEL

June is a lovely time in the water-efficient landscape gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.

For more favorites, please visit our plant list for Spring and Summer.


Grow herbs!


Whether you use it for cooking, scent or landscape beauty, learn more about growing Lavender.

With all those flowers blooming, is it any wonder there would be celebrations? We found a list of festivals and other celebrations in California in June.

About composting

Amendment or mulch?

Amendment or mulch? Learn the difference and ways each will improve your soil and make your plants thrive!

Continuing News

Pest Alerts!


Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) have invaded several areas in Sacramento County.


The Bagrada bug (Bagrada hilaris) was first found in Sacramento County in November, 2014.

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4145 Branch Center Road
Sacramento, CA  95827

(916) 876-5338

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Office is closed on Friday

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Chaste Trees (Vitex agnus-castus) are showing their lovely blooms now. Photos taken in an Elk Grove front yard. Trees reach 15-25 feet high and wide. Drought tolerant once established and love the heat. Deciduous. Look for them at local plant centers.

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Page Last Updated: June 20, 2017

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