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2016 Garden Conference

Join us for our annual garden conference April 2, 2016 at Liberty Hall in Kimberly, Wis.

Featured keynote speaker is Jeff Epping - Director of Horticulture at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, Wis., and frequent guest on Wisconsin Public Radio's Garden Talk. Additional speakers include author and columnist - Rob Zimmer, Noel Valdez - Founder of CobraHead, and Kathy Johnson - Floral Arranger. In addition to great speakers, enjoy a buffet lunch, snacks, door prizes, and vendors to help usher in the hope of spring. 

For details and registration information, click here.  If you're on Facebook  be sure to like our page and get updates that way, too. In the meantime, mark your calendars and let other gardening friends know about it.

Master Gardener Presents

On the first Saturday of each month (except January and July), join one of our Master Gardener volunteers who present topics related to gardens and gardening.  The presentation is held at the Appleton Public Library from 10 - 11:30 a.m.

On the second Monday evening of each month, presentations are held at the Little Chute Public Library from 6:30-7:30 p.m. There is no charge.

  • Saturday, Feb 6 (Appleton):  Planning a Low Maintenance Garden
  • Monday, Feb 8 (Little Chute):  Fairy Gardens
  • Saturday, Mar 5 (Appleton): Small Space Gardening
  • Monday, Mar 14 (Little Chute): Pruning Trees and Shrubs
  • Saturday, April 2 (Appleton): Perennial and Native Plants
  • Monday, April11 (Little Chute): Perennial Vegetables

All presentations are free to the public. For details on the topics and presenters, click here.


On the Road with Master Gardeners

Master Gardeners share their garden travel photos and experiences at presentations held at the Appleton Public Library on the first Monday evenings from 7 pm - 8 pm, February, March, April, and May. Come enjoy this 1 hour travelogue featuring some of the most beautiful gardens and landscapes in the world. The presentation is free to the public.

  • February 1: The Flowers of London's Pubs, Parks and Kew Gardens
  • March 7: Costa Rica - From the edge of a Volcano to Coffee Plantations
  • April 4: Bringing it Home - Landscape and Planting Ideas from US, Europe, and Mexico
  • May 2: From the Missouri Botanical Garden & Gateway Arch to the City of Fountains

These programs are only held 4 times per year so don't miss out! For details about the programs or presenters, click here.

Save the Date 2016

A lot of planning and organizing has already begun for our events in 2016.  Make sure you don't miss any of them by getting them on your calendar now!

  • Garden Conference: Saturday, April 2, 2016
  • Plant Sale: Saturday, May 21, 2016
  • Garden Walk: Saturday, June 18, 2016
  • Outagamie County Fair Booth: July 26-31, 2016
  • Appleton Farm Market: dates TBD

Additionally, 'On the Road with Master Gardeners' will be held at the Appleton Public Library on the first Monday evening February-May.

More details on all events will appear on this website as the events draw nearer.

Follow our Blog!

Follow the stories, adventures, and 'snippets' of garden talk through our blog GardenSnips. Click HERE or go to https://gardensnips.wordpress.com, and be sure to click the 'Follow' button on the site and provide your email address to receive notification of new postings. Your email address will not be shared with anyone.

Become a Master Gardener

New classes begin in March!   The Master Gardener program is an all-volunteer organization sanctioned by Land Grant institutions in each state, and functions as an extension of the college or university. In Wisconsin, the program is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Extension.  The goal of the MG Program is to train enthusiastic volunteers so they can, in turn, provide research-based information on a wide variety of horticultural topics to their communities.  Find out how easy it is to become a Master Gardener!

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In addition to visiting our website, come join us on Facebook.  Enjoy photographs from recent events, and the stories and photos posted by members.  We also have information about interesting websites, current events happening in the world of gardening and gardeners, and tidbits gathered from a variety of sources.


Welcome to the Outagamie County Master Gardener Association

We're one of 53 chapters of the Wisconsin Master Gardener Program. Master Gardeners Volunteers are trained volunteers who assist staff at the University of Wisconsin-Extension by helping the community understand horticulture and its significance to the environment. Master Gardener Volunteers are involved in a variety of community activities, including youth and adult education projects.  Within our organization are experts on a wide-ranging variety of topics; please contact us if you need a Speaker for your next event. 

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