2017 SCVMGA Sponsored Tours
Four educational and fun tours are planned for this summer. Take this opportunity to learn/see something new and get to know your fellow Master Gardeners better. Friends are always welcome.
Sign up deadline is a week before the tour is to take place.
A minimum of 5 attendees are required for the tour to take place.
The Como Conservatory tour requires 10 people.
These tours count towards educational requirement for Master Gardeners.
The drive time does not count..
Rush Creek Growers, Spring Valley
Tuesday, March 28th at 2:00
Rush Creek Growers in Spring Valley grows speciality plants for wholesale. 23 members took advantage of this tour and learned about the greenhouse set up, organic growing practices and more.
Tuesday, May 9th at 2:00
The tour of Bailey Nurseries was well-attended. The group saw the display gardens and learned about the various propagation methods and quality control methods used in this huge family owned wholesale operation. Bailey's is responsible for the Endless Summer Hydrangeas, First Edition plants and Easy Elegance Roses. Gail Soens, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
Donna Davis is graciously opened her gardens to 24 members the evening of July 18th. Donna has numerous gardens featuring many shade plants, a fairy garden, and sunny plants also. Donna shared her techniques to limit critter damage; deer and woodchucks can be challenging.
You can read about Donna Davis’s gardens in the June 2016 issue of Sprinklings, page 7.
Como Conservatory & Japanese Gardens for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Conservatory. There is a $15.00 cost for this tour and a minimum of 10 people requirement.
Saturday, September 16th at 1:30
Deadline to register: Saturday, Sept. 9th
Tour participants will meet at the south end of the Target parking lot in Hudson to carpool at 12:30.