Gardening Classes

Through the Master Gardener Program, volunteers learn gardening essentials that they then pass on to the community. Master Gardeners complete service projects such as the Extension Rain Garden and the 6-acre Woodland Garden at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.

 

The Extension office also offers other gardening classes throughout the year. Contact the staff assistant to sign up for gardening classes email notifications.

 

Upcoming Gardening Classes

 

Hellebores ♣ Friday, March 24, 6:30 p.m.

Biologist Anne Cartwright of the American Hosta Society discusses another of her favorite flowers: hellebores. This gardening class is sponsored by the Oldham County Master Gardener Association.

Vegetable Gardening  Tuesday, April 11, 6:30 p.m.
Horticulturist Michael Boice will share tips on establishing and maintaining a successful home vegetable garden.

Gardening for Wildlife ♣ Thursday, May 4, 6:30 p.m.
Master Gardener Mike Guelda discusses using native plants to draw in birds, bees, and butterflies. This gardening class is sponsored by the Oldham County Master Gardener Association.

Year-Round Irises ♣ Thursday, May 11, 10:00 a.m.
Bob Strohman, author of the recently published Iris Red, Iris Dead and member of the Louisville Iris Society, shows how to have irises in bloom all twelve months of the year. This gardening class is sponsored by the Oldham County Master Gardener Association.

I Love Roses  Thursday, July 6, 6:30 p.m.
Janet Miller of the Louisville Rose Society discusses growing her favorite flowers. This gardening class is sponsored by the Oldham County Master Gardener Association.

How Flowers Flirt and Flourish  Monday, July 17, 6:30 p.m.
Visit Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve for Tavia's talk on the tricks and trials of floral reproduction.This gardening class is sponsored by the Oldham County Master Gardener Association.

Late Summer/Early Fall Gardening  Thursday, August 3, 10:00 a.m.
Jeff Wallitsch, Wallitsch Nursery and Garden Center, provides tips for gardening between seasons.This gardening class is sponsored by the Oldham County Master Gardener Association.

2017 Master Gardener Volunteer Program  Fridays, 9-11 A.M. September 1 - November 17
Extension Master Gardener classes for Fall of 2017 are forming now. If you are interested in becoming an Oldham County Master Gardener, register by Monday, August 11. The $100 fee covers class materials.

Ellen Carrithers, Daylilies  Thursday, September 7, 6:30 p.m.
Oldham County Master Gardener Ellen Carrithers discusses the best practices for growing daylilies.This gardening class is sponsored by the Oldham County Master Gardener Association.

Monarchs in Mexico  Monday, October 23, 6:30 p.m.
At Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve, Tavia will speak (and share photos and videos) about her adventures when she visited the overwintering grounds of the butterflies and the storms that killed millions of Monarchs at the Reserves. She also will cover Monarch butterfly migration, the challenges they face, and what can be done to help them survive.This gardening class is sponsored by the Oldham County Master Gardener Association.

 

 Receive notifications on upcoming classes by signing up for the extension newsletter.

 

Gardening Resources

Check out the Kentucky State Horticulture Newsletter by University of Kentucky Horticulture Department. They also publish a newsletter for fruit producers: Kentucky Fruit Facts.

The Kentucky State Horticultural Society is one of the hosts of the annual Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference.

 

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