Garden Event List

March 23, 2023
  • UVM Extension 2023 Master Gardener Course
    Date: March 23, 2023
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Location: online, via zoom


    The UVM Extension Master Gardener Course is our 16-week online signature course. It covers the fundamentals of home gardening including basic botany, soil fertility, insects and diseases, vegetable planning and production, herbaceous perennials, small fruit and tree fruit, pollinator plants, tree care, landscape design, and volunteerism. Content is specific to Vermont's growing conditions. The course is offered each winter/spring as required training to become a certified Extension Master Gardener volunteer or as personal/professional development as an at-your-own-pace asynchronous option.


March 24, 2023
  • Plant and Soil Science Raymond Seminar Series
    Date: March 24, 2023
    Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Location: N PERSON SEMINARS ARE HELD IN ROOM 110 JEFFORDS. Some weeks are online. See website for details


    Spring 2023



    Faculty Coordinating Committee: Yolanda Chen. Graduate Student Committee Members: Samantha Brewer, Blair Christensen, Madelynn Edwards, Bailey Kretzler , Noah Olson, Bethany Pelletier

    Seminars are free and open to the public, all are welcome!

March 25, 2023
  • All About Crabapples
    Date: March 25, 2023
    Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Location: The University of Vermont Horticulture Research Center, 65 Green Mountain Dr, South Burlington, VT 05403, USA


    Learn the best pruning techniques and test your skills in our Crabapple Collection with our Crabapple Curator “Coyote” Mark Biercevicz.  Bring loppers and any other pruners you may have.  There will be Q&A on growing crabapples and apples for yourself and wildlife, and information on heirloom varieties of crabapples.
    EMG-E   FREE

    This program will take place outside at the UVM Horticulture Farm, 65 Green Mountain Drive, So. Burlington.

    Presenter Bio: “Coyote” Mark Biercevicz is a retired biologist with extensive field biology experience. He has worked for Federal, State, and Local governments, has spent time with local environmental consulting firm and stints with the UVM Horticultural Research Center and UVM Biology Departments.

  • Building an Outdoor Room
    Date: March 25, 2023
    Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Location: Gardener's Supply Company, 128 Intervale Rd, Burlington, VT 05401, USA


    Paul Simon
    A well-designed outdoor room can provide a useful and aesthetically pleasing extension of your indoor living spaces. Think of it as knocking down a wall and expanding your kitchen, dining room, living room, or even bedroom outdoors. Where and how you placefurniture, paving, lighting, plantings, art, and focal accents are all part of planning your outdoor room. This class will provide you an understanding of how to appropriately design an outdoor living space for you, your family, and friends to enjoy. Purchase Tickets

    Our 2023 Winter/Spring education series will be hosted at our Burlington Garden Center. Attendees have option to attend in-person at our Burlington Garden Center or virtually using zoom. Please select the ticket according to how you plan on attending. Cost per class is $15 unless otherwise marked.

  • Growing a Cut Flower Garden
    Date: March 25, 2023
    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Location: Red Wagon Plants, 2408 Shelburne Falls Rd, Hinesburg, VT 05461, USA


    Dreaming of endless summer bouquets? Join Lily Belisle, Red Wagon Plants Retail Manager, this mud season in the greenhouse while the rest of Vermont is looking gray. We’ll talk about favorite cutting flower varieties, flowers and foliage to cut through the seasons, tips for successful growing, and tools to increase abundance and ease. Please bring all your cutting flower questions and leave with inspiration and plant wish lists. $25

  • Pruners Workshop
    Date: March 25, 2023
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm

    Location: The University of Vermont Horticulture Research Center, 65 Green Mountain Dr, South Burlington, VT 05403, USA


    Former board member Tom Shea will focus on the ornamental qualities of pruning shrubs and trees. He will introduce you to the tools needed to accomplish the task of shaping and directing the growth of plants in your garden or home orchard. The workshop will primarily utilize the collections in the Cary Garden plantings for a hands-on demonstration for assessing annual pruning needs and strategies for future pruning.

    FREE    EMG-E  

    This program will take place outside at the UVM Horticulture Farm, 65 Green Mountain Drive, So. Burlington.

    Presenter’s bio: Tom Shea is a 5th generation Vermonter born in Montpelier and now living in Bristol. He is a raconteur, mountaineer, skier, writer, landscape gardener and manager of Gardener’s Supply retail nursery in Lebanon, NH. He earned an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  He has attended numerous seminars on horticulture at the Arnold Arboretum and garden design at the Harvard School of Landscape Design. He has is first foray into pruning was in commercial apple orchards ranging from Vermont to Washington State to New Zealand.

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