Smart Gardening 101: A FREE Lecture Series

Learn from the Masters!

Winter 2017 Class Schedule

Classes are FREE and held at Reata Park and Events Center.

Smart Gardening 101 (Overview of Skills and Techniques)
Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 9:30- 10:30 a.m.

Bare Root… Don’t be Afraid (Roses and Fruit Tree Care)
Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Vegetable Gardening Made Easy (Raised Garden Beds)
Saturday, February 11, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Attracting Butterflies to Your Garden
Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Terrific Tomatoes
Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Following each class, Goin Native invites you to join a 30 minute interpretive California native plant walk with a handout.

Please RSVP to or call (949) 606-6704

GNTG-Led Interpretive Walks

Join us for interpretive walk-and-talks of the grounds at Reata Park and Events Center.  Reata boasts an extensive offering of California native flora so be sure to join us for these sessions!

11:00-11:30 AM. RSVP

About the UCCE Master Gardeners

UCCEThe University of California Cooperative Extension was formed in 1918 to provide vital research-based information to growers and their families in this agriculturally rich community.  The landscape has changed a bit but the mission of education and training has not.  UCCE has unique access to UC research to provide a great resource for our gardeners here.

The Master Gardener program cultivates a growing number of volunteers trained to help residents of Orange County become better gardeners.  They make an initial commitment of over 50 classroom hours and 50 volunteer hours.  Each subsequent year they contribute at least 25 volunteer hours and 12 hours of continuing education.

Directions to Reata Park & Events Center