UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA
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UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA

Advice to Grow By ... Ask Us!

Have Questions?

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UC Master Gardeners are here to help. There are many ways to find answers to your gardening questions.

Upcoming Events

Want to learn more about gardening, chat with UC Master Gardeners, or catch our next plant sale? See our Events Calendar for upcoming talks, courses, and more.

Waterwise Tips

Here are some useful tips and links for homeowners and gardeners who want to conserve water and manage their garden and landscape in a responsible manner. Learn about waterwise plants and gardening techniques, lawn replacement and rebate programs, graywater usage, and more.

Quarantines and Pests

Asian Citrus Psyllid
Asian Citrus Psyllid
There is currently one quarantine in effect in Santa Clara County: on citrus fruits and trees for the Asian Citrus Psyllid. See our Quarantine Information page to learn more and view the quarantine area map. Help contain the spread of this pest!

Invasive shothole borers (ISHB), a new insect pest, have been found in San Jose. They attack hundreds of species of plants and are known to kill at least seventeen types of trees. The ISHB Pest Note includes identification and management information. The ISHB website has an introductory video, maps, and more.

Tips & Events Newsletter

See our current Tips & Events newsletter for seasonal information plus a handy list of upcoming events.

Subscribe to have the newsletter emailed to you at the beginning of every month. Browse past tips and newsletters.

Thyme to Garden Blog

Thyme to Garden: Spring/Summer Issue
Contents: Home Composting With Worms Simply Beautiful Lavender Gardening for Awe and Wonder Home Composting With Worms by Pamela White Have you ever seen those full black garbage cans tipped into trucks in your neighborhood? They haul our...

Vegetable Gardening

Want to grow your own vegetables? See our vegetable gardening pages for how to get started and advice on specific vegetables. Our vegetable planting chart shows you the best times to plant vegetables in Santa Clara County.

Become a Master Gardener

Ever think about becoming a Master Gardener? If you love gardening, are interested in science-based horticulture, and would enjoy sharing your knowledge with the public, this may be for you! UC Master Gardeners are trained to give talks and classes, staff a help desk, work in demonstration gardens, answer questions at events, and much more. Learn about the application process.

Master Gardener Handbook

Save 10% on any UC ANR books ordered online, including the excellent California Master Gardener Handbook, by using our promotion code PRCLA43. A portion of online sales that use our promotion code benefits the UC Master Gardener of Santa Clara County program.

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