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Douglas County

Lawn and Garden

Maintaining attractive communities and home landscapes increases property values and promotes an improved quality of life that makes Douglas County a great place to live.

Whether you have questions about lawns, vegetables, flowers, or landscape maintenance, Extension information is available to help you. Our Extension garden experts and trained subject matter specialists are prepared to provide you with non-biased, research-based information.


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Classes/Workshops Offered for 2020

Classes are held in the Dreher Building located at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper, Lawrence, KS 

Next: Wednesday, Feb. 19th at 10:15 am, “It is easier than you may realize to do something big to fight climate change", presented by Dan Rueman, KU Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map Updated

Kansas Healthy Yards & Communities  Tips and videos on plant care, vegetable gardening, lawn care, fruit production and more!

Horticulture Information Center Here you will find a weekly horticulture newsletter loaded with timely information, a link to some of the most common plant and pest problems, lists of recommended plants, and a link to a searchable database of K-State publications on all manner of topics.       







Master Gardener


EMG Brochure

EMG Application

Master Gardener Website


Extension Master Gardener Hotline

call 843-7058 
e-mail mastergardener@douglas-county.com
or just walk in

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
April 1 - October 31.

Horticulture Program Staff

Tom Buller
County Extension Agent Horticulture
Phone: 785-843-7058

Sharon Ashworth
Horticulture Program Assistant