Master Gardeners … are volunteers trained by Washington State University Extension to provide science-based information to home gardeners about best gardening practices.
Our Foundation … supports the Master Gardener Program through fundraising, organizing educational events, managing demonstration gardens and more. Learn more by visiting the Who We Are page.
Thank you to all our customers and volunteers for making our 2021 plant sales a tremendous success!
If you have questions about the plants you purchased … we’re here to help. The “Your Garden This Month” column below has useful tips and the WSU Extension website can lead you to many sources of information. You can also “Ask-a-Master Gardener” at one of our Docent Sunday events (see below). Or contact our Clinic with specific problems or questions.
5299 Neilson Rd., Ferndale, WA
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Come see what we’re working on in the Demonstration gardens and get your gardening questions answered by WSU Whatcom County Master Gardeners. Just look for an ‘Ask A Master Gardener’ sign.
Come visit our Demonstration Gardens where you can learn about sustainable gardening techniques and experience history in two beautiful Whatcom County Parks.
Hovander Homestead Park Demonstration Gardens: Bring your family and enjoy the children’s garden, vegetable garden, pollinator garden, and much more at this lovely park in Ferndale. Learn more here.
Roeder Home Demonstration Garden: Experience this beautiful and unique urban garden at one of Bellingham’s historic landmark homes. Learn more here.
Do you have a sick plant, need advice about pruning or help in solving other home gardening problems? Contact the WSU Diagnostic Plant Clinic and let trained Master Gardeners help you get the answers you need. Learn more here.
Master Gardener News
Work is continuing in our demo gardens at Hovander and the Roeder Home (pruning, planting, edging, weeding, signage, etc). Docent Sundays will also be happening throughout the summer. Register to volunteer here.
50% off Plant Sale for Master Gardeners
Visit the Member Area for details.
Master Gardener Picnic
There will be another opportunity to reconnect with fellow Master Gardeners at a fun outdoor picnic at Hovander. Dates and details to be announced later this summer.
Ways to Get Involved
Master Gardeners do so many beneficial things in the community – growing vegetables and fruit for food banks, educating children, staffing Answer/Plant Clinics, engaging youth with gardening, taking care of demonstration gardens, mentoring new gardeners and much more. Find out how to help support these activities by donating or becoming a Master Gardener.
Your Garden This Month
One of three foods on your table depend on pollinators that include insects we all know: bees, butterflies, flies, wasps, and beetles. But these pollinators cannot survive without nectar, pollen, and host plants. Create a healthy environment for insect pollinators by providing a garden that blooms from early spring through late fall plus adding plants that repel pests (marigolds, geraniums, lavenders and mint). There is no minimum size. Click to continue.
Be sure to visit the “Member Area” to find out about Master Gardener-Only events, sales, and news, including a special “Gardening Celebration/Tour” at Hovander, coming up soon.
The Whatcom Master Gardener Foundation is grateful to all the organizations that have supported our activities. Those local businesses shown below have contributed money, goods, and/or services worth $50 or more, within the last two years.