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  • We are offering Rain Barrel Workshops April through October!
  • Every Fall Chesapeake Master Gardener Volunteers visit First Grade Classrooms across Chesapeake Public Schools to Teach about Trees and Plant Trees.
  • Our 2016 Plant Sale will be on Friday April 29 (8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) and Saturday April 30 (8:00 a.m. to noon). See more details under the Programs and Events tab dropdown menu.

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Note: Many of the programs listed require registration, have already begun and are offered as a part of a series, and/or could have filled enrollment by the date you may be viewing it here. Please consult program webpages (under our "Programs and Events" tab) or call our office for additional details.

April means Plant Sale and annual programs starting up: Green Thumb SessionsRain Barrel Classes and much more.

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE 2016 PLANT SALE LIST, IN PROGRESS NOW, Friday 4/29 through Saturday 4/30.

There are exciting, harder to source items and delights for both flower and vegetable gardener seeking to add diversity to their garden!

  • The Teaching Garden is changing daily in what you will find coming into bloom, so wander through while in the City's municipal complex and glance at the display boxes for TIP OF THE MONTH sheets to read there or take home to read at your convenience. The topic for April is on Rain Barrels. 
  • The Little Free Library continues to be a place to stop for taking or giving books, particularly for young readers, but it's a quiet place with a bench inviting lingering for a moment at any age.
  • Grow. Eat. Live, "Be A Helping Hand" has launched its first program at the Chesapeake Health Department with teaching how to plant a container Salsa Garden. Learn more about this program with details under Programs and Events. Watch Chesapeake Master Gardeners Facebook page for the next invitation and more photos!



APRIL 12: (Tuesday) Green Thumb Garden Series Straw Bale Veggies Click here for details. THIS CLASS SOLD OUT, SO TRY TO REGISTER EARLY FOR THOSE YOU WANT TO ATTEND. 

APRIL 16: (Saturday) Rain Barrel Classes travel to community centers this spring at the Great Bridge Community Center first. Community Center class registrations are through Parks, Recreation and Tourism and the Leisure Guide. You can find more details under the Programs and Events tab above.

APRIL 19: (Tuesday) Green Thumb Garden Series The Wonderful World of Herbs Click here for details.

APRIL 26: (Tuesday) Green Thumb Garden Series Fescue Anyone? Cool Season Grass Pros and Cons Click here for details.

APRIL 29 - 30: (Friday-Saturday) IN PROGRESS!  This year's fabulous spring Plant Sale! HOURS: Friday April 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday April 30 from 8:00 a.m. through noon. Early shopping always gives you the widest selection, but there will be something for everyone's garden on both days. See more details under the Programs and Events tab dropdown menu. 

 2016 Plant Sale

Featured Category:  FRUIT

Kiwi - 'Prolific' self polinating $10 Actinidia aguta 'Prolific'

Paw paw $10 Asimina triloba

Pecan - hardy $7 Carya illinoensisPecan Carya illinoensis

Flowering Quince $15 Chaenomeles japonica 'Double Take Pink Storm'

Persimmon – Japanese Fuyu $30 Diospyros kaki 'Fuyu'
Persimmon - Tamopan $30 Diospyros kaki 'Tamopan'
Persimmon $10 Diospyros virginiana

Fig $15 Ficus carica

Hops – Cascade $8 Humulus lupulus 'Cascade'
Hops - centenial $8 Humulus lupulus 'Centennial'
Hops - chinook $8 Humulus lupulus 'Chinook'
Hops - columbus $8 Humulus lupulus 'Columbus'

Walnut - English $7 Juglans regia

Haskap -Yezberry Maxie $10 Lonicera caerulea 'Maxie'Lonicera caerulea Maxie
Hascap - Yezberry Solo $10 Lonicera caerulea 'Solo'
Hascap - Borealis Blue $10 Lonicera caerulea 'Haskap Borealis Blue'

Lycium barbarum Firecracker

Goji berry - Big Lifeberry $10 Lycium barbarum 'Big'
Goji berry - Sweet Lifeberry $10 Lycium barbarum 'Sweet'
Goji berry - Firecracker $10 Lycium barbarum 'Firecracker'

Apple - red rome $18 Malus ' Red Rome'
Apple - Gala $23 Malus domestica 'Gala'
Apple – Winesap $20 Malus domestica 'Winesap'Malus domestica Winesap
Apple - yellow $20 Malus domestica 'Yellow Delicious'
Apple - Arkansas Black $18 Malus domestica 'Arkansas Black'
Apple - Gala $18 Malus 'Gala'
Apple - Granny Smith $18 Malus 'Granny Smith'

Apricot - Goldcot $18 Prunus armeniaca 'Goldcot'Prunus armeniaca Goldcot2
Apricot - Harcot $18 Prunus armeniaca 'Harcot'

Cherry - Napoleon sweet $18 Prunus avium 'Napoleon'
Cherry - Rainier sweet $18 Prunus avium 'Rainier'                                            cherry napoleon
Cherry - sweet $26 Prunus avium 'Rynbrandt'
Cherry - Early Richmond tart $18 Prunus cerasus 'Early Richmond'

Plum - Damson $18 Prunus domestica 'Damson'
Plum - dwarf $18 Prunus domestica 'Stanley'

Peach – Elberta $20 Prunus persica 'Elberta' Prunus persica Bonanza
Peach - Belle of Georgia $18 Prunus persica 'Belle of Georgia'
Peach - Bonanza dwarf $18 Prunus persica 'Bonanza'
Peach - Elberta $18 Prunus persica 'Elberta'
Peach – Encore $18 Prunus persica 'Encore'
Peach - Godmine $18 Prunus persica 'Goldmine'
Peach - Ranger $18 Prunus persica 'Ranger'
Peach - Red Haven $18 Prunus persica 'Red Haven'

Nectarine - Sunred $18 Prunus persica 'Sunred'

Plum - Methley $18 Prunus salicina 'Methley'
Plum - Shiro Japanese $18 Prunus salicina 'Shiro'

Cherry – Kwanzan $20 Prunus serrulata ' Kwanzan

Dwarf Pomegranate $10 Punica granatum 'Nana'

Pear $20 Pyrus communis 'Bartlett' Pyrus communis Seckel
Pear $20 Pyrus communis 'Moonglow'
Pear - Seckle $18 Pyrus communis 'Seckel'
Pear - Asian chojuro 18 Pyrus pyrifolia 'Chojuro'
Pear - Korean $18 Pyrus pyrifolia cv.

Jostaberry $7 Ribes nidigrolaria

Currant - Perfection red $7 Ribes 'Perfection'
Currant - white $10 Ribes sativum 'White Imperial'

Gooseberry – red $10 Ribes uva-crispa                                          Ribes uva-crispa Captivator 4.8kb
Gooseberry – red $7 Ribes uva-crispa 'Captivator'

Raspberry - red $10 Rubus idaeus 'Meeker'
Raspberry - red $10 Rubus idaeus 'Williamette'Rubus idaeus Royalty
Raspberry - Fall gold $7 Rubus idaeus 'Fall Gold'
Raspberry - Heritage purple $7 Rubus idaeus 'Heritage'
Raspberry - Royalty red $7 Rubus idaeus 'Royalty'
Raspberry - Jewel black $7 Rubus occidentalis 'Jewel'

Boysenberry - thornless $7 Rubus ursinus x ideaus 'Thornless'Rubus ursinus x ideaus Thornless 2.7kb

Blackberry $10 Rubus x 'Apache'

Elderberry $10 SambucusSambucus Lemony Lace
Elderberry - Lemon Lace $7 Sambucus 'Lemony Lace'
Elderberry $15 Sambucus nigra 'Eva' Black Lace TM

Grape - concord, blue $10 Vitis labrusca 'Concord'
Grape - Isabella, $10 Vitis lambrusca 'Isabella'
Grape - Himrod, white $10 Vitis lanbrusca 'Himrod'Vitis rotundifolia Cowart 4.8kb
Grape – muscadine $12 Vitis rotundifolia 'Cowart
Grape – muscadine $12 Vitis rotundifolia 'Supreme'
Grape – muscadine $12 Vitis rotundifolia 'Tara'


If you are a Chesapeake Master Gardener (or one of our program partners) and want to share an event that is currently not listed, please let us know.  NOTE: Our CMG Calendar (linked to the left) has been created solely for Chesapeake Master Gardeners and includes advanced education and volunteer opportunities that may not be listed on our public calendar.  Intern training dates are available via Intern Corner.

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