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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 coming up soon! For over a decade, local gardeners have celebrated the arrival of spring by attending this yearly event.

 Unfortunately the workshop with speakers and lunch sold out two weeks in advance

However the Spring Festival is open to the public from 8-4 at no charge with garden themed vendors, prizes and a silent auction. 

Vendors are featuring everything plant lovers enjoy: hand crafted wrought iron garden art, Herb Basket bath salts and lotions, Schuren Nursery succulents, 5Acre Farm Daylilies, Veronica Stephen's Artwork, Berry's Garden Center, Sandy's Breads, Lost Treasures, Walts Acres Raised Beds, International Greenhouse Supply and others.

The silent auction includes 12 yards of compost, a hobby greenhouse, elevated cedar planter, solid hand made potting bench, mulch from Geaorgetown Pallet, garden cart full of supplies, Sunrise Nursery basket of garden items and gift certificate, hand made leaf casts and more.

There is also a prize room with over 40 baskets to win like  Plant a tea garden, Coffee break in the garden, Deer resistant gardening and so many more!

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

 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.