Smart Gardening 101: A FREE Lecture Series

Learn from the Masters!

2017 Smart Gardening 101 Series

Classes are FREE and held at Reata Park and Events Center (Unless Noted).

All Classes are FREE to the Public

Class Times: 9:30am – 11:00am

April 8 | Smart Gardening 101 – What You Need to Know

NOTE: April 22’s class has been postponed until Expo. So come to Los Rios Park in two weeks to learn about garden design and so much more.

May 6-7 | Eco Garden Expo (9am-4pm)
Goin Native’s Annual Event at Los Rios Historic District. UCCE Master Gardeners Will Give Talks and Demonstrations at the Backyard Stage in Los Rios Park Over the Two Days.

May 13 | Backyard Bees

June 3 | Hot Veggies for a Hot Season

June 17 | What’s Bugging Your Garden

July 15 | UCCE Food Preservers: Fermentation

July 29 | Designing Small Container Gardens

August 12 | UCCE Food Preservers: Canning Summer Produce

August 26 | Creating a Bird & Butterfly Garden

October 14 | Fall Fest (10am-3pm)
Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens & UCCE Master Gardener workshops, demonstrations, pumpkin patch, kids crafts food & music

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! Meet in front of the barn at 11:00 am – Walks are approximately 30 minutes. RSVP to

About the UCCE Orange County Master Gardeners

The 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.

UCCE Orange County Master Gardeners

Visit their website, or ask questions on through online hotline.

It is the policy of the University of California (UC) and the UC Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources not to engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person in any of its programs or activities (Complete nondiscrimination policy statement can be found at Inquiries regarding ANR’s nondiscrimination policies may be directed to John I. Sims, Affirmative Action Compliance Officer/Title IX Officer, University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2801 Second Street, Davis, CA 95618, (530) 750-1397.

Directions to Reata Park & Events Center