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The Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County conduct educational programs for the public throughout the year.
Please check the Calendar for a listing of all public programs and events by date.
The following programs and events are designed specifically for individuals on a walk-in, or phone- or email-in basis, but some programs may require reservations:
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Booths at Shows, Fairs and Farmers' Markets
Horticultural Diagnostics Online - Ask a Master Gardener Email Diagnosticians
Horticultural Diagnostics Telephone Hotline
Library Programs

Ben Franklin School Demonstration Gardens
Thursdays in the Gardens

Also see:
Community Garden Programs
Speakers Bureau
Special Events - Special programs and events, including plant sales and seminars. Seminars usually require preregistration and a payment of a fee.

Booths at Shows, Fairs and Farmers' Markets
Master Gardeners staff booths at various events in Cuyahoga County, including shows, fairs and farmers' markets. Visitors are welcome to visit and ask their horticultural questions. Often, the booth will be marked by an "Ask Your Master Gardener" banner.

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  ■ Cleveland Botanical Garden (link) (map) - "Ask the Gardener" Information Table - Designated Saturdays, noon - 4:00 p.m., exceptions are noted in parentheses) , March 17 and 24, April 14 and 28, May 5 and 12, June 16 and 24 (Sunday), July 14 and 21, August 11 and 25, September 8 and 22, and October 6 and 13 (10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.).

  ■ Cuyahoga County Fair (link) (map) - August 7-12, 2018, Visit our booth at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea.

  ■ Fabulous Food Show (link) at the IX Center (map) to be held November 11 - 13, 2016. At the Shows, Master Gardeners answer your gardening questions including, but not limited to, vegetable gardening.

  ■ Farmers' Markets  In addition to answering gardening questions, for any produce people wish to donate at the Crocker Park location, Master Gardeners weigh it, give the donor a receipt. and then transport the produce to hunger centers. Booth locations are at: 2017 dates to be announced.
      Crocker Park (link) - Saturdays, May through September , 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
      Shaker Square (link) - Saturdays, May through September , 2018, 8:00 a.m. - noon.

  ■Great Big Home + Garden Show  (link) at the IX Center (map). - During the 2018 Show, visit our Ask a Master Gardener booth, MGs will answer your gardening questions including, but not limited to, vegetable gardening. February 1 through 10.  Most days are from 11 am to 9 pm.

Horticultural Diagnostics Online - Ask a Master Gardener Email Diagnosticians

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Master Gardeners are available, through this link, to address residential gardening questions. Keep questions specific and provide as much information as possible. Click the logo at the left or the following link::

In addition, you may answer your own questions 24/7 by accessing Fact Sheets and other reports from universities across the country. Search by plant, disease, insect or other relevant terms. Fact Sheets are available from The Ohio State University's Ohioline or from the Plant Facts nationwide database. Use the"Search" window to look up your search terms. Soil test information and forms are available from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Horticultural Diagnostics Telephone HotLine

The Hotline is staffed by Master Gardener volunteers to answer call-in questions. The Hotline is available by calling 216-429-8200, extension 235 during the following hours (also closed for holidays):
Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., April through October.

Library Programs - 2019 program: "Success With Succulents"
Master Gardeners annually prepare programs on a selected topic for presentation at libraries throughout the Cuyahoga County area. Recent topics have included "Great Tips for Designing Your Yard," and "Vegetable Gardening Fundamentals," "Pruning," "Pruning 2.0," "Smart Solutions for Shade Gardening," "Native Plants: Rugged Easy-Care Survivors, "Creative Container Gardening" and "How to Keep the Unwanted at Bay: The Problem of Wildlife in our Gardens." For 2019, join the Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County to learn about "Success with Succulents." Your plants will thank you! Additional presentations may be added.
Free. Registration not required.

"Success With Succulents" - Cuyahoga County Master Gardeners will introduce you to succulent plants and their care and culture.

Library Branch
April 6 2:00 Shaker Hts. Main Library, 16500 Van Aken Blvd.
  9 7:00 Middleburg Hts. Library, 15600 East Bagley Road
  15 7:00 Berea Library, 7 Berea Commons
  16 7:00 North Royalton Library, 5071 Wallings Rd.
  17 7:00 North Olmsted Library, 27403 Lorain Road
  18 7:00 Rocky River Library, 1600 Hampton Road
  29 7:00 Brecksville Library, 9089 Brecksville Road
  30 7:00 Strongsville Library, 18700 Westwood Drive
May 6 7:00 Solon Library, 34125 Portz Parkway
  8 7:00 Bay Village Library, 502 Cahoon Road

Ben Franklin School Demonstration Gardens
Programs on scheduled days are offered to the public by the Master Gardeners in the demonstration gardens behind Ben Franklin School. These programs are free. Park in front of the school and walk back to the garden area. All persons attending any of the Thursday OSU Extension Demonstrations at Ben Franklin are more than welcome to visit and ask questions of the Master Gardeners at any of the other demonstration gardens (Herb, Perennial and Vegetable). Also, you may want to bring a folding chair. See
Ben Franklin School for further information and the schedule of demonstration programs.

Thursdays in the Garden
Master Gardeners work throughout the growing season on Thursday mornings at 10:00 in the demonstration gardens (Herb, Perennial and Vegetable) behind Ben Franklin School, weather permitting. The public is free to visit, observe the demonstrations gardens and ask the Master Gardeners questions. Park in front of the school and walk back to the garden area. See Thursdays in the Garden for further details.


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