UCCE Orange County Master Gardeners
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UCCE Orange County Master Gardeners


Check this page for current and future Orange County Master Gardener Events.

Cultivating Gardening Skills Workshops

This hands-on workshop series offers gardeners opportunities to learn and practice new skills. The series is wide-ranging, and covers current topics of interest.

Each workshop will be held at South Coast Research and Extension Center,
7601 Irvine Blvd, Irvine  92618

The cost for each workshop is $20.00 per person. Some classes may have additional/optional materials fees, and this is noted in the description of the workshop.

Workshops will be held on Saturdays, 8:00 am to 12:00 noon, with exception of the beginning and advanced Backyard Bee Classes being held on Wednesdays as listed from 9am to 12pm.


The dates and topics are listed below.


May 3      The Buzz About Bees - Wednesday, 9:00am to 12:00pm
                Not everyone wants to keep bees, but everyone needs to know how useful                   they are.

                 Click here to register for the Buzz about Bees.

May 31     Advanced Backyard Beekeeping - Wednesdays, 9:00am to 12:00pm
                During this three-part workshop series, attendees will learn how to start                     and maintain a backyard colony using the best beekeeping practices based                 on science and research. Additional class dates include June 7 and June 14.

                Fee for this three-part workshop series is $90.00.

                 Click here  to register for Advanced Backyard Beekeeping.

June 3      Pruning Fundamentals for Ornamentals
                 This workshop will teach you the best pruning cuts for safety, eye appeal,
                 and what to do and not to do to keep plants healthy. It includes hands-on
                 tool sharpening. Participants can bring 1 tool to learn proper tool cleaning
                 and sharpening techniques. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

                 Optional tool sharpening/cleaning kits are available for $30.00 payable at
                 class. The kit includes all the necessary items for proper cleaning and                          sharpening.

                 Click here to register for Pruning Fundamentals for Ornamentals.

June 17     Fruit Trees – Summer Pruning Methods
                  This workshop will highlight which fruit trees require summer pruning and
                  how to do it.  Hands-on pruning will take place in our Pluot grove.
                  Participants should bring sterilized tools of their choice.
                  Please wear closed-toe shoes.

                  Click here to register for Summer Pruning Methods.

Nov 4        Fruit Trees – Winter Pruning Methods
                 Learn which fruit trees need to wait for cold season pruning and how to do                  it. Hands-on pruning will take place in our Pluot grove. Participants should                  bring sterilized tools. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

                Click here to register for Winter Pruning Methods.


Spring Garden Workshops at the Orange County Great Park

Free Garden Workshops at the Farm + Food Lab are held monthly - check here for details on topics and location.


Annual Gardening Seminar

  • There is no Gardening Seminar planned for 2017


Free Smart Gardening Classes

The OC Master Gardeners offer smart gardening classes during evening hours covering a variety of topics. Contact us for upcoming dates and times.

If you can’t find the answer on the site, don’t despair! We also have the capacity to personally assist you through our hotline.  Just contact us by email or by phone (voicemail) at 949 809-9760 and we will respond to your inquiry.
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