UC Master Gardeners of Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties
University of California
UC Master Gardeners of Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties

Our Events

The Smart Gardening Fair

Each Spring, the Smart Gardening Fair brings together local garden-related businesses, water districts, purveyors of fine foods, great musicians, artists and crafts persons, wineries, educational organizations and the public for a day of family fun and entertainment. And along the way, visitors learn about sustainable gardening, wise use of water, landscaping with drought tolerant plants, integrated pest management, and many other topics that can help make a difference in our children’s future.

The Master Gardener Tour
Every year, visitors enjoy strolling through the magnificent gardens featured on the inspiring Master Gardener Tour. It’s a chance to see Master Gardener sustainable gardening techniques in action. Sales of tickets fund our educational efforts.

Boot Camp 
In June, Boot Camp brings together experts in horticulture, pest management, composting, bee keeping, water management and more for a fun and intense day of learning at the Cabrillo College Horticulture building.

Fall Fest
In October, join Master Gardeners and the community at the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden in Watsonville. This is a family day of learning that also features a plant sale from plants raised by Master Gardeners.


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