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Ryan Pankau
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
801 North Country Fair Drive
Suite D
Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-333-7672
FAX: 217-333-7683

Jenney Hanrahan
Program Coordinator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
3164 North Vermilion
Danville, IL 61832
Phone: 217-442-8615
FAX: 217-442-8628

Vermilion County Master Gardeners

Vermilion County Master Gardeners

2018 Garden Day Workshop and Spring Festival

Are you ready for spring? The University of Illinois Extension Garden Day Workshop and Spring Festival is right around the corner! For over a decade, local gardeners have celebrated the arrival of spring by attending this yearly event.

The Workshop is sold out however the Spring Festival is open to the public from 8-4 at no charge with garden themed vendors, raffle items and a silent auction. 

Vendors are featuring everything plant lovers enjoy: hand crafted wrought iron garden art, herbal bath salts and lotions, Schuren Nursery succulents, Possibility Place Nursery Native Plants, Walts Acres Raised Beds, International Greenhouse Supply and many others.

The silent auction includes 12 yards of compost, heavy duty yard cart, wine tasting, basket full of garden items from Prarie Gardens, leaf casts and more.

There is also a raffle room with over 50 baskets with themes like Plants for Bees, coffee, herbs etc.

Garden Day Festival is a great way to shake off the winter doldrums and get inspiration for this year’s garden.


Vermilion County Master Gardeners will hold this year’s event on Saturday, March 10, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at the DACC Bremer Conference Center in Danville, IL. The doors open at 8 a.m. 

Profits are used to fund and maintain Master Gardener educational programs and community projects in Vermilion County. If you have questions, call the University of Illinois Extension office at 217.442.8615 and ask for Jenney Hanrahan.


University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate call 217.442.8615.




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