A Day in the Garden – Sussex County Open House

2016 Open House “A Day in the Garden” is scheduled for Saturday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free!

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Master Gardeners answer curious children at the annual open house

Each year in July, Sussex County Master Gardeners host “A Day in the Garden” in their beautiful teaching Demonstration Garden, located at the Sussex County Extension office at the Carvel Research and Education Center in Georgetown. Directly behind the Carvel facility, the garden pathways that meander around specialty gardens, shade and sun, benches and garden art welcome area gardeners of all ages. It is the time to explore, take pictures, learn about varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and vegetables and that work well in the Delaware landscape. Registration to attend is not necessary!

We are highlighting Pollinators this year! Our demonstration garden is a Monarch Waystation. See bees, butterflies and learn how to attract them to your garden. See examples of vertical gardening you can use at home.

Are you a University of Delaware alumni living in Kent or Sussex Delaware? If so, register here for some special UD extras!

Special events this year include:

Door Prizes
Free Pollinator Seed Packets (while supplies last!)
Check out the Bee Hotels around our Garden
Plant Sale
Vertical Garden Display
UDairy Creamery Ice Cream available for sale from the MooMobile!
Ask an Expert – Sick Plant Clinic

Four Mini Workshops All in One Day! Free!

  • Workshop Topics to be announced!

Special Children Events

  •  The award winning “The Misadventures of Peter Rabbit in Farmer McGregor’s Garden”
You won't believe the changes we've made to last year's children's garden! You'll be pleasantly surprised!
You won’t believe the changes we’ve made to last year’s children’s garden! You’ll be pleasantly surprised!

Come see what we’ve designed, planted and cultivated. There is always something new! Do you have a plant that’s under the weather, or not cooperating with the weather? Bring it to our Sick Plant Clinic. Visit our plant sale and take home a new plant to enjoy in your garden!

Please view the slide show of images from  2015’s A Day in The Garden! Come see what is new this year!

See you on Saturday, July 16!

Master Gardener Open House 2015