Are you looking for quality perennials, herbs, veggies of various types for your garden this spring? The Mercer County Master Gardeners’ annual Plant Expo and Garden Market on May 3rd will feature such from top notch local area nurseries. The Master Gardeners and County Horticulturalist, Barbara Bromley, will also be on hand to answer questions and give assistance in making your selections. A secondhand sale of gently used items will also be conducted. So take this opportunity to reduce waste with a little reusing instead of buying new.
The Expo will be held at the Mercer Educational Gardens this Saturday, May 3rd from 9am – 2 pm. Don’t forget to tour the gardens while you are there and catch up on all the Master Gardeners are doing. For more information see http://www.mgofmc.org/compostsite.html. The Gardens are located at the Mercer County Equestrian Center4 at 31A Federal City Road in Pennington.
Dave Byers, landscape architect, Mercer Master Gardener, and long time community gardener and Jim Simon from Isles will present an inspiring talk on Thursday, January 30th from 7 – 8:30 p.m. on community gardening.
Their talk will include such topics as:
- What is a community garden?
- Who can join a community garden?
- Why would you do so?
- How and where do you sign up?
- What plants do best in a community garden setting?
Master Gardeners with experience in community gardening will provide an overview of those available in Trenton and other locations in Mercer County.
Advance sign up is required at the Mercer Extension office. Call 989-6830 to pre-register.
Date: Thursday, January 30th
Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Mercer County Extension Office: 930 Spruce Street, Lawrence, NJ Adjacent to the Trenton Farmer’s Market
The Mercer County Master Gardeners Plant Expo & Garden Market is tomorrow at the Mercer Educational Gardens, 431A Federal City Road, Pennington, NJ 08534. The hours are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. rain or shine.
Plants grown by Master Gardeners
Hand-picked perennials and woody plants
Tons of Tomatoes of all kinds – heirlooms, cherry, Ramapo, other varieties — and veggies
Plants for sale from Specialty plant providers
Secondhand Sale of garden stuff
Master Gardeners will be on hand to assist in choosing just the right plant for the right spot
PLUS! Q & A with Barbara J. Bromley, the county horticulturalist!
Date: Saturday, May 4th
Time: 9 am. – 2 p.m.
Location: Mercer Educational Gardens, 431A Federal City Road