Educating people where they live and work about horticultural best practices.
Master Gardeners are University of Minnesota-trained volunteers who educate the public on a variety of horticulture subjects using up-to-date, research-based information. This educational effort is designed to enhance the public’s quality of life and to promote good stewardship of the environment.
More than 100 Master Gardeners live in Washington County and volunteer several thousand hours each year to educate others. Activities range from teaching Community Education classes, diagnosing plant problems, and answering questions at “Ask a Master Gardener” events, to helping people in the community with their environmental issues such as water quality, invasive species and noxious weeds.
MGWC is self-supporting through its own fundraising efforts.
2017 Master Gardeners of Washington County
Annual Plant Sale This Sunday ONLY
May 21, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
4H Building at the Washington County Fairgrounds
Don't miss this once a year event! Join us for this outstanding opportunity to buy perennial and annual flowers, vegetables, herbs and pollinator friendly plants at amazing prices. Plants for shade and sun, old and new garden favorites, and unique plants from the Master Gardeners' own collections will be available. Featured at the sale will be MN WINNERS. These vegetables and flowers have been tested in the University of Minnesota Extension Trial Gardens and in the gardens of Master Gardeners. They have been found to be the "best of the best" new plant introductions for Minnesota gardens. The Master Gardener Diagnostic Experts will be on hand during the sale to answer questions concerning insects or disease that gardeners may be experiencing. Gardeners are encouraged to bring samples of plants or insects of concern. Extensive selections of Pollinator-friendly plants will also be available at the sale. MG's who specialize in Pollinator Gardens will be on-hand to help with selections and provide advice on garden plans and information about the various pollinator species. The sale will be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds, 12300 North 40th Street, Stillwater, MN. The Master Gardeners of Washington County are affiliated with the U of M Extension. This plant sale is the most important fund-raiser for the MG's of Washington County who receive no county funding. Our volunteer organization provides education tables at various Community Farmers Markets and education events, assist elder communities and youth to plan, plant and nurture community food gardens, and provide educational programs on a wide variety of garden topics including landscape design, native plants, pollinators, composting, home vegetable and fruit production, and lawn and landscape pest control.