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Public Master Gardening Event Calendar

Program Contact: Alex duPont, Master Gardener Program Coordinator
360-395-2367 • alex.dupont@wsu.edu

2024 Events Calendar

Know & Grow: Pruning Shrubs & Trees – Free
February 27, 1 PM at the NWREC Sakuma Auditorium (16650 State Route 536; Mount Vernon)
When, where and how to prune for a more beautiful garden. Sharpen your shears and get out that dead wood. What else might need doing? or not? Timing is an important aspect of pruning. Presented by Bob Baines

Know & Grow: Support Your Plants (Wire Cage Building) – Free
March 19, 1 PM at the NWREC Sakuma Auditorium (16650 State Route 536; Mount Vernon)
Presented by Sandra Swarbrick

Master Gardeners at SICBA Home & Garden Show
March 22 – 24 at the Skagit County Fairgrounds
Visit our booth, see our displays, and talk with master gardeners about how to make your garden more beautiful and productive. Learn about free events and programs for home gardeners in Skagit County.

Food Innovation – Food Waste Prevention – Free
April 6, 9 AM to 12PM at the Port of Skagit
Celebrate Food Waste Prevention Week. Check out the worm composting bin, attend food waste prevention classes. Talk to the Skagit Gleaners. The WSU Breadlab sale starts at 10 AM. Event held at the Extension Office on 11768 Westar Lane, Burlington.

Know & Grow: Growing Roses in Skagit County – Free
April 16, 1 PM at the NWREC Sakuma Auditorium (16650 State Route 536; Mount Vernon)
Presented by Virgene Link-New

Skagit County Master Gardener Plant FairFree Admission
May 11, 8 AM to 2 PM at the Skagit County Fairgrounds
Don’t miss the annual Plant Fair on the Saturday before Mother’s Day. You will find 1,000’s of perennials and vegetable starts, and more than 3,000 tomatoes. There will be many vendors selling interesting plants and products too. Master Gardeners will be presenting short gardening demonstrations and hosting a Plant Clinic.

Know & Grow: Gardening for Pollinators – Free
May 21, 1 PM at the NWREC Sakuma Auditorium (16650 State Route 536; Mount Vernon)
Presented by Virgene Link-New

Know & Grow: TBD – Free
June 18, 1 PM at the NWREC Sakuma Auditorium (16650 State Route 536; Mount Vernon)

Discover the Display Gardens Open House – Free
June 29, 10 AM to 2 PM at the Discovery Garden in Mount Vernon
Three Gardens – One Location! Explore 8 acres of gardens and talk to the volunteers who maintain them. Master Gardeners will be available to answer your plant and landscaping questions. Bring your plant problems to our Plant Clinic. There will be educational exhibits, children’s activities, tool sharpening, and more.

Skagit County Fair
August 8-11 at the Skagit County Fairgrounds (Building D)
Visit our booth, see our displays, and talk with master gardeners about how to make your garden beautiful and productive.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication or program information, or reasonable accommodations need to contact Alex duPont, Skagit County Master Gardener Program Coordinator, 360-395-2367 or alex.dupont@wsu.edu at least three weeks prior to any planned event.