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Virginia Cooperative Extension
Horticulture Classes

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 Staff & Master Gardener Volunteers.  Each class held at the Teaching Garden at St. Benedict Monastery, 9535 Linton Hall Road, Bristow, 20136.  All programs are free and run from 9:00am - Noon.  Registration is requested to ensure adequate handouts and weather cancellations, please call 703-792-7747 or email  Please dress for weather.  To register please click here.

June 18 — Lessons from the Deer Resistant Garden, Woodland Garden and The Four Seasons Garden. Nibbling, munching, rubbing can destroy your landscape and budget.  The Deer Resistant Plant Garden at the Teaching Garden will be featured in this class.  You will see what plants deer leave alone at our Teaching Garden and what techniques have worked.  Then take a walk around the Four Seasons and Woodland Gardens and learn what plants you can add for seasonal interest and dry shade.  Also enjoy timely tips from the Cook’s Garden Team.

July 16 — Getting Your Lawn, Landscape and Vegetable Garden Ready for Fall.  Fall is the right time for fertilizing and preparing for winter.  Be ready for tasks this fall by learning from Master Gardener Volunteers and staff the best practices for your garden, lawn, and landscape. Also enjoy timely tips from the Cook’s Garden Team.

August 20 — Cover Crops, Succession Planting, Rotation in the Vegetable Garden.  After harvesting vegetables, learn which cover crops or succession/double cropping and rotation techniques work best in your cooks’ garden.  Director of the Fauquier Education Farm, Jim Hankins and the Cook’s Garden Team will share their expertise.  The Fauquier Education Farm supplies fresh produce to local food pantries.

September 17 — Plant Propagation.  Do you wish you had more plants but your budget won’t allow you to purchase everything you want?  If you are thrifty, have friends that share, and are willing to do minimal work, your wish may come true!  Explore various propagation methods including cuttings, division, layering, and sowing seeds.  Also enjoy timely tips from the Cook’s Garden Team. Pick up some new plants at the Master Gardener Plant Sale

October 15 — What’s That Weed? & Master Gardeners’ Favorite Plants.  As the season winds down at the Teaching Garden, learn some new plants that are among Master Gardener favorites, then join us for a weed walk/talk on the grounds of the Teaching Garden to learn benefits and control methods for common weeds.  Also enjoy timely tips from the Cook’s Garden Team.

Boxwood Primer
Benedictine Monastery 9535 Linton Hall Rd
September 10 – 1pm – 3pm
Boxwood Primer – learn about boxwood care and maintenance from Stephen Southall, proprietor of English Boxwoods of Virginia.
Class held at the Benedictine Monastery 9535 Linton Hall Rd. in the basement meeting room and on the Monastery grounds, weather permitting.  Free, but please register.  Please click here to register.
703-792-7747 or  Ask for directions when you register

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

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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.


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