Gardening Talks and Workshops

The Gardening Talks and Workshops committee of the Virginia Beach Master Gardeners plans and hosts a series of lectures for the public each year. The one-hour lectures are held at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library, located at 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd, on Monday evenings throughout the year. All talks begin at 7 p.m. Speakers provide a variety of garden-related information and topics have included seed starting, pruning, edible gardens, container gardening, native plants, and many more. The lectures are not sequential, so you can attend all, or just your favorite topics. All talks are free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Workshops are scheduled throughout the year to provide a hands-on experience for residents. Participants work directly with Master Gardeners to complete projects, such as a mason bee house or starting cuttings, or learn first-hand skills and techniques for working in their own gardens. Workshops are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required, as each workshop is limited to a certain number of participants.

Check our Calendar of Events for a complete listing of this year’s Gardening Talks and Workshops, and for registration information.

2017 Schedule

Gardening Talks

Jan. 23 - Wildlife and the Home Garden - 7pm, Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library

Feb. 27 - Cherries & Berries - 7pm, Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library

Mar. 27 - Vegetable Irrigation Methods - 7pm, Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library

May 22 - Fighting Mosquitos in a Pollinator-Friendly Landscape - 7pm, Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library

Jun 5 - Permaculture - 7pm, Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library

Jul 17 - Butterflies in the Garden - 7pm, Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library

Aug 7 - Square Foot Gardening - 7pm, Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library

Oct. 2 - Vegetable Gardening from Beginning to End - 7pm, Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library

Nov. 6 - City of Virginia Beach Codes and Laws for Landscaping - 7pm, Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library

Workshops

Feb 25 - Tree Talks - 8:30am - 2pm, HRAREC

Mar. 4 - Creating a Backyard Wildlife Habitat - 9am - 12 noon, HRAREC

Mar. 4 - Insects and Pollinators - 1 - 4pm, HRAREC

Jun. 10 - Walk & Talk Amongst the Weeds - 9 - 11am, HRAREC

Aug. 2 - Herbs Then & Now - 9 - 10am, Historic Lynnhaven House