Butler County Master Gardener Program

The Master Gardener Program provides interested individuals with extensive training in many phases of gardening. In return, participants volunteer to teaching horticultural information to the public based on university research and recommendations.

Butler County Master Gardener News

Butler County Master Gardener Training
May 2, 2016
The Butler County Master Gardeners will hold their Master Gardener Training Classes starting in October 2017.
Penn State Extension Master Gardeners’ 14th Annual Spring Garden Market and Home Show
March 3, 2016
Start your 2016 gardening season by attending the 14th Annual Spring Garden Market and Home Show. The Garden Market will be held Saturday, May 21, 2015 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Spring Fever Garden Series
February 1, 2016
Join us Tuesday or Thursday evenings, March 22 through April 28, for a 6-week series of gardening classes taught by Butler County Master Gardeners. Come to as many classes as your schedule allows! We will cover a variety of gardening topics, and each participant who preregisters will take home a free gardening gift.
Gardens, Gardens, Gardens!
December 17, 2014
Join the Beaver County Master Gardeners as they host their next Smart Gardening Workshop "Gardens, Gardens, Gardens!"

Gardening News

Photo by Pamela T.  Hubbard
Creating a Cutting Garden
June 13, 2017
Fresh flowers on my dining table, kitchen counter, and desk brighten my home and make me smile. Bringing profuse bouquets into the house, however, means a limited show in the garden. You can solve this problem by creating a flower garden specifically for cutting. I will explain how to construct and care for a cutting garden using flowers most suitable for the Pennsylvania.
Heat Proofing Your Vegetable Garden
June 12, 2017
The dog days of summer can be tough on your vegetables. Even heat-loving plants like tomatoes and peppers might need a little extra care during a heat wave. Here is how you can to protect your garden – and harvest during a heat wave.
Lady's Mantle, Photo by Pamela T. Hubbard
The Highs and Lows of Gardening: Vines and Groundcovers
May 16, 2017
Plant gorgeous vines and beautiful groundcovers to solve some common problems in your garden.
 Bleeding heart by Liz West / Muffet, Flickr.com License 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)
An Old Fashioned Favorite: Bleeding Heart
May 15, 2017
Plants often spark memories for me. Bleeding heart has a special place in my garden and my heart.
Heirloom Tomatoes
May 15, 2017
Heirloom tomatoes come in almost every color of the rainbow, with subtle variations in color, texture, size, shape and flavors. Each variety of heirloom tomato carries with it a story, one of history and folklore.

Regional Events

Garden in the Park Field Day
When: August 19, 2017
Where: Pittsburgh, PA
Master Gardener Basic Training: Allegheny County
When: October 1, 2017
Where: Pittsburgh, PA
Master Gardener Basic Training: Westmoreland County
When: October 2, 2017
Where: Greensburg, PA
Master Gardener Basic Training: Armstrong County
When: October 5, 2017
Where: Indiana, PA
Master Gardener Basic Training: Butler County
When: October 5, 2017
Where: Butler, PA