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Saturday in the Garden

Saturday in the Garden 2018

Our free horticulture classes take learning out of the classroom and into the garden! 

See all of our best practices in action with class at the Teaching Garden, 9535 Linton Hall Rd, Bristow, 20136. Taught by VCE - Prince William Master Gardener Volunteers and Staff.  All programs are free and run from 9:00 am-Noon. Classes are held outdoors, please dress for the weather,

Registration is requested to ensure adequate handouts and make notification of weather cancellations, please call 703-792-7747, email  


April 14 - Plant Propagation - Increase your knowledge and success making new plants through seed starting, cuttings, layering and division.

May 5 – Best Practices for Your Landscape and MGPW Plant Sale - Speakers will cover lawns, annuals, perennials, bulbs, vegetables and tree care.  This class will help you come up with a plan to keep your landscape healthy and sustainable.

June 9 – Container Gardening - Container gardening know-how is in high demand, particularly in suburban settings. Learn how to create a container garden for your patio, terrace, or entryway that is both functional and gorgeous.  Discover techniques for getting your plantings to thrive.  Vegetables, ornamentals, and irrigation will be covered.

July 14 - Spectacular Salvias and Comforting Cut Flowers Get to know the popular cultivars of the genus Salvia that grow well in Northern Virginia.  Also, learn how you can have cut flowers all growing season long

August 11 – Growing Herbs - This class will teach you the basics of growing your own herb plants. Learn the soil, light, temperature, fertilizing, and climate requirements for the basic culinary herbs.  See our herb garden and wall of herbs at the Teaching Garden.

September 8- Native Shrubs for the Home Garden and MGPW Plant Sale There is a native shrub for every location and desired seasonal interest.   This class will help you decide which native shrub for your landscape is right.

October 13 - Fall Weed Identification and Management – This class will focus on common broadleaf and grassy weeds found in our landscapes and turf and includes a walk to see these weeds up close and personal


If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Martha Giachetti, Virginia Cooperative Extension - Prince William at 703-792-6285/TDD* during business hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event.   *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.



Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.





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