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Lawrence KS 66046

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Extension Master Gardener Upcoming 2023 Events 

Garden Inspiration Weekend

Douglas County Extension Master Gardeners invite you to a Garden Inspiration Weekend, June 3-4, beginning at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper Street, in Lawrence. Proceeds from the all of these events support the Douglas County Extension Master Gardeners activities and the programs we offer to the public.

Visit Lawrence for a weekend filled with garden inspiration including a Garden TourNative Plant Sale, and Garden Art Sale. The beautiful gardens you will visit, can provide exciting ideas for your own garden, and you can take home plants and art to create your own tour worthy garden. The Garden Tour is on Saturday, June 3, from 10:00 to 5:00, and on Sunday, June 4, from 11:00 to 5:00. Tickets can be purchased for $15 online at here, or in person at the Douglas County Extension Office M - F from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm before the tour and on tour days at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Demonstration Garden at 2110 Harper in Lawrence.


Our Native Plant Sale will be on Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., or until the plants are gone. This event, and the Garden Art Sale and Garden Tour ticket sales, will be held in the Pavilion on the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper, in Lawrence, Kansas. Below are the different varieties of plants that will be included in each themed bloom box. If you want to purchase individual plants the day of the sale, please review the individual plant list.

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Garden Tour

Purchase tickets to the tour HERE.

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Garden Art Sale

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2023 Extension Master Gardener Monthly Education Programs

All programs start at 10:15 am and are approximately 1 hour long. All programs are free and open to the public and are held in the North room of the Dreher 4-H Family Building on the Douglas County fairgrounds. Recordings can be found on our YouTube channel.

June 14 (Wednesday): Climate/Gardening/Water, presented by Frank Reilly (speaker will be remote)

-More Information Coming Soon-

July 15 (Saturday): Photography in the Garden, presented by EMG Aundrea Walker

August 16 (Wednesday): History of Black Farming in Lawrence, presented by Cody Heines

September 16 (Saturday): Hop Growing and Beer Brewing, presented by Chris Koster

October 18 (Wednesday): Gardening As We Age, presented by EMG Kevin Nelson

-More Updates Closer to the Date-