Carroll County Master Gardeners – News

Designing a Meditation Garden with Special Pruning Demo

Saturday, March 10 from 10 AM – 12 PM

Attention Gardeners! Are you interested in learning how to prune small trees and shrubs? Caring for groundcovers? Designing a garden for quiet times and meditation? The Carroll County Master Gardeners will present a two-part program on March 10, 2018 at the Gillette Garden, located in front of the Alesia/Medford Red Buildings at the Carroll County Agricultural Center in Westminster.

Part I will be designing a Meditation Garden presented by Pam White, a professional landscape designer, who re-designed the garden 11 years ago.

Part II will be a demonstration on pruning small trees and shrubs by Master Gardener, Rose Norseth.

The program will start at 10:00 A.M. and end around noon. Admission is free and open to all. Dress appropriately. If the weather is inclement the program will be moved inside Blizzard Hall of the Ag Center (classroom adjacent to the garden).

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From the Carroll County Forestry Board

Carroll County Forestry Board is pleased to announce they are now accepting orders for Free Backyard Buffer seedling packets for all Carroll County residents within 300 feet of a water body. Carroll County Forestry Board is also accepting registration for the ‘Fish Grow On Trees’ workshop. This year, the workshop focuses on streamside forest benefits for Maryland wildlife, including native brook trout restoration and federally endangered bog turtles.

Here are the links:

a) Backyard Buffer Seedling Giveaway

b) Fish Grow On Trees Workshop

For additional questions, please contact Maryland Forest Service at

Special Flower Gardening Program

Special Flower Gardening Program Featuring Money-Saving Tips and Exceptional Plants for Gorgeous, Pollinator-Friendly Flower Gardens Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. hosted by the Master Gardeners Therapeutic Garden project at

Western Maryland Hospital Center, Auditorium
1500 Pennsylvania Ave,
Hagerstown, MD 21742

Presenter: Kerry Ann Mendez

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Got Gardening Questions? Ask A Master Gardener Booths

Carroll County Master Gardeners are now available to answer your questions about home gardens and landscapes at the the following places:

  • Carroll County Farmer’s Market Saturdays at a booth located in the Breezeway between Burns Hall and Alesia Hall (Red Buildings)
  • The Sykesville Farmers’ Market, second Sunday of each month,  9 to 1, starting July 9 through September (The Market is in the lot behind Becks).
  • Manchester Post Office
  • North Carroll Library