Weather reminder: If Prince William County Schools close early or are closed due to inclement weather, classes and programs will be cancelled and will be rescheduled. Please call 703-792-7747 for more information.
Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Classes
Virginia Cooperative Extension Horticulture classes are free (unless noted) and are open to the public. Pre-registration is required for classes. Note that class cancellations are determined by the weather and number of registrations. For more information or to register, call the Extension Master Gardener Help Desk at 703-792-7747 or register online using our
Horticulture Class Registration Form.
Saturday in the Garden - Taught by VCE - Prince William Master Gardener Volunteers at the Teaching Garden at St. Benedict Monastery, 9535 Linton Hall Road, Bristow, 20136. All programs are free and run from 9 a.m. - noon. Registration is requested. Please call 703-792-7747 or email
August 8 - What’s that Weed? - Get help for identifying those troublesome weeds in your lawn and garden. Sniff your way through the Fragrance garden with Ruth Johnston as she shares wisdom and experiences with plant selection and care in this beautiful garden bed.
September 12 - Fall Chores in the Garden – Join Master Gardener Volunteers as they prepare for fall and winter in the garden. Topics for discussion include clean up, plant division, soil preparation. Fall Cover Crops in the Cooks Garden – Cover crops protect soil from erosion and enhance soil productivity and health, yielding better vegetables. Cooks’ Garden Master Gardeners show you how. MGPW Plant Sale – Add some new plants to your fall garden! Proceeds support the Teaching Garden.
October 10 - Living Soil - Healthy soil is a web, retaining and cycling nutrients into the right forms at the right rates, building soil structure, suppressing disease-causing organisms, protecting plants, and decomposing toxic compounds. Learn about the necessary elements of a healthy soil web. Join the Cooks’ Garden team and learn seed saving tips.
Ask a Master Gardener your Gardening Questions -
Call 703-792-7747 for more information.
Introduction to the Prince William County Master Gardener Program
Find out about becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer with Virginia Cooperative Extension. Please plan to attend one of the information sessions:
Monday, August 3 - 6:30-8 pm - Development Services Building Room 202 A & B - 5 County Complex Court, Prince William, 22192
Tuesday, August 4 - 6:30-8 pm - McCoy Room at Sudley North Government Building 7987 Ashton Avenue, Manassas 20109
Free, but registration is necessary, please call 703-792-7747 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Prince William County Fair - August 14 - 22, 2015 (10624 Dumfries Road, Manassas, VA 20112)
Have your gardening, insect and wildlife questions answered by VCE Prince William Master Gardener Volunteers at the Prince William County Fair. Check out the Master Gardener booth in the Agri-Culture Barn. Visit the Prince William 4-H Children’s Barn for hand’s on activities.
Please click here for the link to the Prince William County Fair Website.
12 Steps for a Greener Lawn
Saturday, August 29, 2015 10:30 am – 12:45 pm
Chinn Regional Library
13065 Chinn Park Dr, Woodbridge, VA 22192
Learn how to make the best use of valuable resources: your time and money while learning about turf fertilization, maintenance practices and timing that prevent problems and help protect your neighborhood streams, lakes, ponds and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay.
Free, but please register by calling 703-792-7477 or emailing Master_Gardener@pwcgov.org
Root Appreciation Day – A Hands-On Workshop
Friday, September 11th, 9am-2:30pm, Registration will begin at 9AM, Event begins at 9:30AM.
5 County Complex Court, Woodbridge, 22193, Suite 202A
Teams will excavate roots from a variety of tree species and sizes and indifferent growing conditions including grass, mulch, near sidewalks, etc. and then discuss findings and implications. There will also be an air tool demonstration (high pressure air used to expose roots). Dress for getting dirty and for the weather. Bring your own tools, such as a hand trowel, garden fork, long handled and/or short handled pointed shovel, stiff whisk or brush to expose finer roots, garden/work gloves, hat, sunscreen…
Register through the TreesVirginia.org web site and/or through the Va. Dept. of Forestry. There will be details in the upcoming flyer.
There will be a fee. ISA credits requested but not yet approved.
Basics of Gardening
Powell’s Creek - McCoart Building
1 County Complex Court, Prince William, VA 22192
February 20, 27, March 12
SNOW DATE: March 19
9 am to 1 pm
Through instruction by Master Gardeners and Extension Staff, students will learn some of the science behind gardening, plant culture and pest and disease solutions. The series will focus on research-based knowledge of plant resistance, problem avoidance and the most effective control strategies.
Please call 703-792-7747 for more information and cost.
Teaching garden at St. Benedict Monastery
9424 Linton Hall Road, Bristow, VA 20136
February 13, 2016
1:30 to 3:30 pm
Taught by Rachel Habig-Myers, MS, MPS. Learn best practices for timing, techniques for pruning trees and shrubs. This class includes a classroom and hands-on information. Dress for the weather. This class is free, but please register by calling 703-792-7747 or email email@example.com
Sustainable Vegetable Gardening Series
13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge, VA 22192
February 2, 13, March 5
SNOW DATE: March 26
10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Growing our own food, using nature as a guide and incorporating sustainable practices is good for our bodies and good for the earth. These 3 classes cover the essential topics — planning the garden, using organic sustainable techniques to develop healthy productive gardens, and growing good garden soil. These practices are on display at our Teaching Garden and showcased in our Saturday in the Garden programs. There is no charge for these classes; but class is limited to 60, please register. Taught by the Master Gardener Cook’s Garden Team. Please call 703-792-7747 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Extension Horticulture Help Desk - Drop off samples at the office or leave a message about your insect disease or gardening question. Staffed by Master Gardener Volunteers. Call 703-792-7747 or email
Help us go GREEN & save more than just a tree! For FREE lawn, landscape, and garden updates register to receive notifications by email.
Virginia Cooperative Extension complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a person with a disability and require accommodations for a workshop, meeting or event, call (703-792-6285/TDD PC 1-800-828-1120) at least five days prior to the event.