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FOHC 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 manage garden pests.

Plant Clinics are held at all events. 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.

Fair Oaks Horticulture Center

11549 Fair Oaks Boulevard
Fair Oaks, CA 95628

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Only service dogs are allowed in the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.


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2017 Gardening Events at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center

Download the 2017 Event Schedule (PDF)

January 14
Saturday
9 AM-Noon

Workshop - Learn how to plan and plot the herb garden. Presentations: ♦ Prune: fruit trees, grapes, berries and landscape trees ♦ Plant bare root fruit trees ♦ Create a no-turn compost pile.  Agenda (PDF)
See Publications discussed at this Workshop.

February 18
Saturday
9 AM-Noon

Open Garden - Learn about late winter and early spring vegetables. See herbs for cool seasons. Demonstrations: ♦ Prune: fruit trees, grapes, berries and ornamental grasses ♦ No-turn compost pile ♦ Mason bee houses

March 11
Saturday
9 AM-Noon

Open Garden - Demonstrations: ♦ Grow warm season vegetables ♦ Fertilize fruit trees and citrus ♦ Manage pests in the orchard ♦ No-turn compost piles ♦ Thin early season grapevine growth and manage grape pests ♦ Prune herbs for better summer growth ♦ Learn how to select water-efficient landscape plants

April 12
Wednesday
9 AM-Noon

Midweek Open Garden - Demonstrations: ♦ Prepare raised vegetable beds for summer planting ♦ Prune citrus ♦ Thin fruit on fruit trees ♦ Control grapevine overgrowth and manage grape pests ♦ Plant warm season herbs

May 13
Saturday
9 AM-Noon

Open Garden - Tour: Irrigation methods throughout the FOHC. Demonstrations: ♦ Grapevine thinning techniques to improve fruit quality ♦ Select water-efficient landscape plants ♦ Manage weeds, deadhead herbs

June 17
Saturday
9 AM-Noon

Open Garden - Learn about summer-blooming water efficient plants and how to harvest berries. Demonstrations: ♦ Vegetables: pest management and soil solarization ♦ Fruit trees: summer pruning, espalier and pest management ♦ Vineyard: Mid-season canopy management and how to prepare for harvest ♦ Prune lavender

August 5
Saturday
8 AM-2 PM

Harvest Day
HARVEST DAY 2017
Sacramento’s biggest one-day educational gardening event featuring speakers, demonstrations, garden tours, educational booths, vendors, food trucks, grape tasting, plant clinic, shopping and much more.
Visit the Resources List for speaker handouts and a lot more.

Sept 9
Saturday
9 AM-Noon

Open Garden - Learn to select water-efficient landscape plants. Demonstrations: ♦ Vegetables: cool season planting and cover crops ♦ End-of-season orchard tasks and irrigation ♦ Prune caneberries ♦ Propagate herbs

Shopping! (cash or check only) Bulbs and 2018 Garden Guide.

October 11
Wednesday
9 AM-Noon

Midweek Open Garden - Learn to select water-efficient landscape plants. Demonstrations: ♦ Grow cool season vegetables ♦ Citrus frost protection ♦ Harvest and prepare herbs for winter

Shopping! (cash or check only) Bulbs and 2018 Garden Guide.

 

4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento, CA 95827       Master Gardener Phone:  916.876.5338             Fax:  916.875.6233

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