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Master Gardener Programs for 2023

Take advantage of the wonderful programs and workshops that the Chesapeake Master Gardeners will provide this year. The workshops are open to the public and listed in the two workshop schedules below. Learn how to harvest rain water and cut down on your water bill while helping our planet or make a bluebird house to attract song birds to your yard. 

Our new 2023 training class has started and will run through graduation on March 28. Winter is the time to plan for next growing season while keeping an eye out for potential winter damage.  Look at seed catalogs and pick out some new vegetables to try this year. Mulch around your perennials and the roots of trees and shrubs to protect them against the frost.  Keep the seed heads of flowers on until Spring to feed the birds and other wildlife.  Make plans for landscaping and gardening this year and save the date for our Annual Spring Plant Sale on April 28 & 29. More information to come.

New Workshops for Winter & Spring 2023

All of these great workshops are open to the public. Make a rainbarrel to collect water for your garden and plants or learn how to prune your Camellias and Shrubs. The workshops are taught by our experienced Master Gardeners. 

Download the form to sign up.

2023 Spring Workshop Schedule

Workshops for Fall & Winter 2023

Sign up for one of our workshop and learn how to make a Holiday Topiary Arrangement, build a Bluebird House or learn the best way to sucessfully Sow Seeds.

Download the form to sign up.

2022 23FallWinterWorkshopSchedule

Be sure to check our FACEBOOK PAGE for interesting activities and gardening information and updates. Here is a Winter pruning guide and  information on  a gardening class that was recently posted on Facebook page.

2023January Pruning2023Gardening class

The Chesapeake Master Gardeners enjoyed a wonderful Holiday Dinner together. We celebrated all of the accomplishments of 2022 and look forward to some wonderful programs in 2023. 


New Invasive species to be aware of!

The Two-Horned Trapa is an invasive aquatic plant. For more information on where and how to identify this plant Click Here.

Spring Master Gardener Plant Sale 

The 2023 Chesapeake Master Gardener Plant Sale will take place on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29! These are some photos from our 2022 Plant Sale. Lots of wonderful healthy plants to choose from and fabulous prices.

2022 Plant Sale Collage


The 2022 Intern Class held their Graduation on Tuesday, April 5 at the Moose Lodge in Portsmouth VA. Congratulations to all of them and thank you to their mentors.


2022 Intern Class. Top row left to right: Carmela Ratcliff, Lisa Fisher, Elizabeth Wagner, Stasia Perryman, Barbara Beniamino, Jennifer Briggs, Bottom row left to right: Issani Peterson, Claire Davenport, Meshelda Gibbs, Jennifer Spencer, Judi Rudisill

The Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council (CEIC) publishes their Newsletter "Heron Chronicle" each quarter. To read a pdf of the Winter 2022 Issue click here.



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