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June 2017

Hands-on in the Garden

June 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mercer Educational Gardens, 431 A Federal City Road
Pennington, NJ United States
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  Bruce Crawford is director of Rutgers Gardens For complete beginners and those who still have questions... a garden program featuring Bruce Crawford, of Rutgers Gardens Bruce Crawford of Rutgers Gardens will open the afternoon with an enthusiastic talk about vegetable gardening. In addition to Bruce's talk,  Master Gardeners will be present to answer questions, help with finding relevant information, and sell soil test kits. Live, hands-on demonstrations will include the following topics: How to read a plant label…

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Meet the Master Gardeners at the Princeton Farmers Market

June 8

Do You Have a Garden Question? Ask a Master Gardener!  We're here to help... Mercer County Master Gardeners will be on hand at the Princeton Farmers Market on Thursday, June 8. Stop by and find out the answers to those pressing gardening questions or pick up some information on a wide variety of gardening topics. Kids will love getting up close and personal with the eye-popping specimens in our Bug Boxes (shown left) and gardeners of all ages can get some hands-on experience creating…

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July 2017

Evening in the Garden

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mercer Educational Gardens, 431 A Federal City Road
Pennington, NJ United States
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  With the Mercer Educational Gardens as a backdrop, Master Gardeners will be on hand to offer ways to draw you out into your garden as the sun goes down. Learn about how to design your landscape and choose plants to make evenings more enjoyable. Discover what plants offer evening scents, bloom only in the evening or long into the evening, and which ones attract evening pollinators such as bats and moths. You might just find that your favorite summer…

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August 2017

Lawn Renovation & Establishment

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mercer County Extension, 930 Spruce Street
Lawrence, NJ United States
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Early September is the best time to seed your lawn. Barbara J. Bromley will present information on repairing lawn damage. Learn how to prepare lawns for seeding, how to select the appropriate grass seed, and how to restore your lawn effectively. Soil test kit mailers will be available for purchase to determine how much (if any) fertilizer or lime is needed for the lawn. *Pre-registration is recommended. *Pre-registration by email at rmgofmcprograms@gmail.com is the preferred method of signing up for…

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September 2017

15th Annual Insect Festival: “Please Bug Me”

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mercer Educational Gardens, 431 A Federal City Road
Pennington, NJ United States
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This year’s always popular Insect Festival will feature a return of the Big Bug Band in addition to educational opportunities for visitors of all ages. Bees, Butterflies, Bugs Galore, Bugs in Water, Games in the Garden, and an Insect Hunt in the Meadow are just a few of the many activities planned.   Learn about the importance of insects in our lives through hands-on, fun activities. Printable copy of our 2017 Gardening Programs and Events brochure

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October 2017

Natives Gone Wild

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hamilton Township Public Library, United States + Google Map

Steven Kristoph is passionate about plants and loves to share his passion with others. He is a New Jersey horticulturist and owner of a wholesale nursery and landscape design service and has been a popular adjunct professor in horticulture at Rutgers for over 25 years. In what promises to be an entertaining and educational evening, Steven will focus on native plants, reflecting the recent trend toward natives, including legislation that requires native plants to be used in certain circumstances. The…

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November 2017

Whimsical Containers for Seasonal Greens

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hamilton Township Public Library, United States + Google Map

Spend a fun evening learning to “think outside the box - or pot, or vase.” Everyday items and even items headed to the trash pile can be transformed into whimsical containers. Master Gardeners with lots of experience and creative talent will demonstrate how to turn unexpected or commonplace items into beautiful containers for seasonal greens. Learn a wonderful way to create a personalized statement for your home or gifts for special people on your holiday list. *Pre-registration is recommended. *Pre-registration…

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