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Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens, Thurston County

Here in Thurston County we are lucky to have three Demonstration Gardens which serve as examples to the public of the gardening techniques and recommendations from the WSU Master Gardeners and Master Recycler Composters.

Make time to come and visit us this summer!

Garden Question/Answer Clinic

Do you have a plant eaten-up by bugs or diseases? Maybe you have a plant or weed you cannot identify? Do you have a problem area in your yard and need advice on what to plant?

That’s where the WSU Master Gardener volunteers of Thurston County can help. You can call or email the clinic with your questions or drop by the office in person to get answers.

Yard & Food Waste Composting Workshop, Olympia

Thurs, July 26 at 6pm
Dirt Works Garden

Join us for this informative workshop presented by certified Master Recycler Composter volunteers of Thurston County.
No pre-registration needed. All workshops are FREE.

Questions please call our Rot line at 360-867-2163.

Fairy and Miniature Gardening, Olympia

Thurs, August 23
Dirt Works Garden

Dirt Works Demonstration Garden will be open on three Thursday’s evenings from 5pm to 8pm during the months of June, July and August. Enjoy a summer evening stroll. Each of these evenings will have a special focus/demonstration.

Take home information will be available.

The garden open house is free, open to all, and no pre-registration needed, just show up.

Community Events *

Native Plant Salvage Plant Walks, Olympia

4th Thursdays at 6pm
McLane Creak Nature Trails

Join the Native Plant Salvage for a series of informational Plant Walks, this spring and summer. Walks will be held on the fourth Thursday of every month April – August.

These walks are a great way to learn native plants, botanize with friends, and enjoy a beautiful afternoon outdoors! Each Plant Walk will begin at 6 p.m. sharp, at the McLane Creek Nature Trails in Olympia. Please be sure to arrive a few minutes early so that we can get started on time!

Living Fences: Hedgerows 101, Tumwater

Wed, July 18
6 to 7:30pm
Tumwater Fire Station, Meeting Room

311 Israel Rd SW, Tumwater, WA 98501

Hedgerows are beautiful and beneficial landscaping and conservation tools. Come learn about the role a hedgerow can play on your property to create habitat, attract pollinators, preserve topsoil, and shelter from wind. Many visual examples will be shared!

Please RSVP to Nora White at 360-754-3588 x105

Native Prairie Plant Gardening Workshop Series, Littlerock

Fri, July 27 from 5-7pm
Sat, July 28 from 10am-1pm
Shotwell’s Landing Nursery
(just south of Littlerock)

Do you enjoy native plants? Need an excuse to enjoy the sun? Curious about plant production? If so, we can help!

Our July workshop will focus on prairie plant ecology along with seed harvesting and cleaning practices. Although it is not necessary to attend both Friday and Saturday, those who come for both days will have the opportunity to take home some native seeds.

RSVP is required!

Lakewold Gardens: “Learn in the Garden” Lecture Series, Lakewood

Caring for Japanese Maples
Thurs, Aug 16 at 10am

Elsa Kush is a professional pruner of Japanese Maples. Come learn how to make your maples worthy of a garden magazine.

Register early as class size is limited!

For a list of additional workshops or to register visit the Lakewold Gardens Web site .