The calendar below shows allExtension Master GardenerSM Volunteers of Buncombe County 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.
NC Mountain State Fair Flower Shows: Two flower shows will be held during the Mountain State Fair, Sepember 8-17, 2017. Entry forms must be received by August 25, 2017. Checkout the website for more details about how to enter.
Click here 2017 catalog.
2017 WNC Gardening Symposium: Gazing Into the Future: What’s Coming in Gardening, will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel Asheville-Biltmore on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Check out the page on this site for more details and registration instructions.
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, most of the June thru October seminars will be held at the Mountain Horticulture Corps Research Station, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759. Click here for driving directions.
*Click here for the 2017 Gardening in the Mountains & Saturday Seminar Schedule.
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, September 23, and Octobe 7 seminars will be held at the Mountain Horticulture Corps Research Station, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759. See driving directions and schedules 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