Sussex County Master Gardeners Announce Open House- “A Day in the Garden”


Sussex County Master Gardeners, of Delaware Cooperative Extension for both Delaware State University and University of Delaware, invite you to their Open House on Saturday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sussex County Extension Office in Georgetown. Admission is FREE. Visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to the event to support the Delaware Does More Program- growing food & funds for neighbors in need. No rain date is set for this event.

The Sussex County Extension Office is located at 16483 County Seat Highway,

Route 9, west of Georgetown. Look for the Blue & Gold Tent in the Sussex

County Demonstration Garden immediately behind the office building.

A Day in The Garden Highlights

Accessible Gardening… Tour our gardens to get ideas for quick & easy ways to make gardening enjoyable for all. See tools & gardening aids, raised beds, containers and much more. Receive tips from a visiting physical therapist for staying fit and working in the garden at any age.

Children’s Garden… New for 2009 is our Peter Rabbit’s garden. Bring your camera for great photo opportunities. Come enjoy all our children’s activities – from learning about insects, to potting your own plant and more.

New to Vegetable Gardening?

Learn from years of Master Gardener experience and tour our vegetable garden. Learn about the Plant A Row Program to help those in need enjoy fresh produce.

Rain barrels are great ways to catch rainwater for use in the garden…

Learn how to make your own.

Love Trains? Love Gardening? Enjoy watching our train in the garden.

Learn how to add interest and greater enjoyment with both hobbies.

Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. Visit our native plant, herb, shade, bog, annual, perennial, pond, butterfly and children’s gardens. Get ideas for gardening with limited space using raised beds and containers. What varieties grow well in Sussex County? Tour our azalea, hydrangea and annual trial gardens to find out.

Have a plant problem? Bring it to our Plant Clinic for identification and recommendations.

Door Prizes will be awarded to visitors.

Hypertufa Raffle – Five Hypertufa pots will be raffled at the open house!

Tickets may be purchased the day of the event at the Registration Table.

All proceeds benefit educational outreach programs sponsored by Sussex County Master Gardeners.

Bring a brown bag lunch and eat in our shaded picnic grove!