Sussex County Master Gardener Workshops

In 2016 the Master Gardeners celebrated 30 years of service to Delaware! Year 32 continues with a diverse and interesting series of workshops this fall. As space is limited in some classes, please take a moment soon to register.

Classes are free unless otherwise specified, and all will be held at the Elbert N. and Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center, 16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, Del. The center is just down the street from Sussex Tech.

Pre-registration is required. Register Online Here!

Master Gardeners are working volunteers and are supported by Delaware Cooperative Extension through the University of Delaware and Delaware State University Extension offices. University of Delaware Cooperative Extension and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) cooperating. Prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you have special needs that need to be accommodated, please contact the office two weeks prior to the event.

2018 Sussex County Master Gardener Workshops:

Our summer and early fall schedule includes a wide variety topics which will help you have a fabulous garden this year. The classes are free, unless otherwise specified, and held at the Elbert N. and Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center, 16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown 19947
Tuesday, October 16, 1:00 p.m., Woodland Trail Master Gardeners will lead the group along a trail through the woods. The trail invites attendees to enjoy the woods and learn interesting things about trees, soil, and the residents of the woods. The trail is about a 40-minute walk. Wear closed-toe shoes and long-sleeved shirts or jackets
Saturday, October 20, 1:00 p.m., Carvel Research and Education CenterCreate a fall decoration for your garden. Join master gardeners Tina Donofrio and Bunnie Williams as we paint pumpkins to take home to enhance your garden. This event is free for all ages. Seating is limited to 30 people.
Tuesday, October 23, 1:00 p.m., Woodland Trail Master Gardeners will lead the group along a trail through the woods. The trail invites school-aged children to enjoy the woods and learn interesting things about trees, soil, and the residents of the woods. The trail is about a 40-minute walk. Children must wear closed-toe shoes and long-sleeved shirts or jackets.

Tuesday, October 30, 6:30 p.m. Master Garden Joe Parish will discuss Bats, an organic choice for insect control. Bats are not just a cute Halloween creature but should become a part of your garden planning. Why not invite some in today.

Pre-register for workshops by contacting Tammy Schirmer at (302) 856-2585, ext. 544 or by email at tammys@udel.edu.

Pre-register for workshops by contacting Tammy Schirmer at (302) 856-2585, ext. 544 or by email at tammys@udel.edu. You can also register online at

Master Gardeners are working volunteers and are supported by Delaware Cooperative Extension through the University of Delaware and Delaware State University Extension offices. It is Delaware Cooperative Extension’s policy that that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, creed, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran or handicap status. If you have special needs that need to be accommodated, please contact the office two weeks prior to the event.

The workshops will be held at the Elbert N. and Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center, 16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, Del. Pre-registration is required. You may register online or contact Tammy Schirmer at 302-856-2585, ext 544.

For assistance with home lawn, garden and pest questions, contact:
Sussex County Garden Helpline (302) 856-2585 ext. 535