The calendar below shows all Buncombe County EMG events which are open to the public. As plans are finalized, additional events for 2017 will be added. Click on the event on the calendar for more details.
2017 Garden Tour – June 3
The Hidden Gardens of Asheville tour features six private gardens that cannot be readily viewed from the street. Each is a personal garden created by the owners who invite you to explore, learn, and grow. To learn more about the tour, click here: About the tour. Tickets for this self-guided tour are $15 in advance and $20 day of tour. Purchase advance tickets at the Buncombe County Extension Office, 49 Mount Carmel Road, Asheville, NC; at selected Master Gardener events in April and May; and online from April 15 until June 1. Click here to purchase tickets online. Day of tour tickets may be purchased at the Asheville Visitor Center which is the tour start point.
Ongoing educational activities & events:
Gardening in the Mountains Series: A series of 90 minute seminars covering various gardening topics. These programs will be offered the third Thursday of each month, February thru October. February thru May and September thru October will be held at the Extension Office, 49 Mt. Carmel Road.
Due to classroom construction this summer, the June thru August seminars will be held at the Mountain Horticulture Corps Research Station, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759. Click here for driving directions.
Saturday Seminar Series: A series of hands-on seminars covering various gardening topics. These programs will be held on five Saturday mornings, March – September. NOTE: The July 29 seminar will be held at the Mountain Horticulture Corps Research Station, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759. See driving directions above.
Backyard Composting Demonstrations: Composting demonstrations will be held the 2nd and 4th Saturday, April 8 – October 14. The demonstration site is located at the edge of Jesse Isreal’s property at the WNC Farmers Market.
GARDEN HELPLINE – DAILY during regular Extension office hours
The Helpline and Extension office are open 8am – 5pm on weekdays. (Closed on state holidays) During the growing season, March through October, Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are on duty to answer phones and assist visitors from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday and Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Call 828-255-5522 or bring your plant problem or question to Buncombe County Extension Center, 49 Mt. Carmel Rd. (Please bring samples large enough for plant identification).
Ask-a-Gardener Information Tables and Plant Clinics
Watch for these at events and tailgate markets. Ask questions, bring samples of plants for identification or problem diagnosis, bring samples of insects for identification, learn about upcoming Extension Master Gardener Volunteer programs, purchase A Gardening Guide for our Mountains, get Cooperative Extension publications and pick up soil test kits.
Extension Master Gardener Public Events Calendar