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Installing a Butterfly and Pollinator Garden

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
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Thursday, May 19th beginning at 5pm, City Horticulturist, Kelly Goossen will be providing a workshop on planting and installing a pollinator garden at A.Y. McDonald Park in Dubuque
Kelly will share strategies on how to prepare the site, select plants, and address seasonal maintenance in a pollinator garden. Participants will also have the opportunity to help plant the new pollinator garden on-site, learning proper planting techniques, landscape design elements, and bloom time ranges for pollinator diversity throughout the season.


Tour of Gardens (Dubuque)

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
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The Dubuque County Master Gardeners in partnership with Dubuque Gardeners, Inc. will be showcasing some of Dubuque’s best gardens.  We have six very unique gardens on the tour this year.  Garden themes range from a lemonade garden, jazz garden, hideaway garden, hosta garden, secretive garden, and a country garden.  There will be three different mini workshops held at three of the gardens including the topics of: composting, perennials for small places, and hydrangeas.


Plant Sale

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 7:00am
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Dubuque Co. Master Gardeners are sharing their prized landscape plants with the community at their Annual Spring Plant Sale.  Find the perfect perennial, houseplant, or bush for your landscape, farm fresh eggs along with and a wide variety of informational brochures.  There is also a FREE kids garden craft.  Come rain or shine!  Learn more here. 


Tour of Gardens

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
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Dubuque Tour of Gardens will be showcasing SEVEN spectacular gardens on Saturday, June 25th from 9am – 4pm. This annual event is a unique chance to get “behind the scenes” and see how people have transformed their yards into stunning landscapes. The sites have been specially selected to highlight unique plants, beautiful landscaping and good gardening practices.



How to Prune Lilacs

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
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Dubuque County Master Gardeners will be providing a hands-on workshop about pruning lilac bushes at the Dubuque Arboretum. Here attendees will have the opportunity to learn basic pruning techniques while understanding good pruning practices for flowering shrubs. 

Date: Thursday, June 9th
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Dubuque Arboretum
Cost: FREE


Plant Sale (Dubuque)

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 8:00am
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Dubuque County Master Gardeners are sharing their plants with the community at a very discounted rate! Find perennials, flowers, ground covers, and more for last minute touches to your garden or landscape at the Master Gardener Plant Sale. /dubuque/MgPlantSales


The Dubuque County Master Gardeners will also have educational displays, information sheets and other useful materials.


All proceeds from the plant sale go towards funding future Master Gardener programs and projects that directly impact Dubuque communities. It’s a win win. 


Spring Garden Seminar

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 8:00am to 2:30pm
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Dubuque County Master Gardeners are excited to present, our annual Spring Garden Seminar schedule for 2017! This year is full of exciting topics, presenters.

Date: Saturday, April 1st
Time: 8:30am-2:30pm
Location: NICC Town Clock Center for Business, 680 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa

Registration: $35/person 

Registration includes a light lunch, exciting learning sessions, and valuable door prizes.  Seating is limited, so register as soon as possible.

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