2019 Garden Day Workshop and Spring Festival - U of I Extension

2019 Garden Day Workshop and Spring Festival

**This year's workshop is full, however the Spring Festival is open Saturday, March 9 at the DACC Bremer Conference Center 8-4. There is no charge to visit the vendors, take a tour of the DACC Greenhouse, or make a bid on silent auction items. If you wish to be put on a waiting list to attend Garden Day, please contact the office at (217) 442-8615. We can not guarantee that a spot will open up, but we will contact you if one does.** 

The University of Illinois Extension Vermilion County Garden Day Workshop and Spring Festival is right around the corner, filled to the brim with everything plant lovers enjoy: phenomenal speakers, vendors, a delicious hot lunch, a silent auction, raffle baskets and door prizes. It is a great way to shake off the winter doldrums and get inspiration for this year’s garden.

This year’s annual event will be held on Saturday, March 9, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Danville Area Community College. The doors open at 8 a.m., when the public is welcome to start shopping the vendors and making bids on silent auction items.

If you wish to listen to the speakers, enjoy lunch prepared by the DACC Culinary Arts School and receive a bag filled with garden goodies, the registration fee is $25. Your payment reserves your seat. This event has sold out the last several years, so be sure to register quickly!

Speakers and topics of this year’s event will include Amanda Krabbe (Designing a Downsized Garden), Mary Ann Metz (Hydrangeas 101), JoEllen Sharp (Deer Can Cost You a Lot of Doe) and Ryan Pankau (Invasives—What Every Gardener Should Know). Breaks will occur for lunch, prepared by DACC Culinary Arts School and for time to shop the gardening vendors and participate in the silent auction. Master Gardeners who attend will receive four continuing education hours. To see a schedule for the day, please click here.

For those who cannot commit to a whole day, the Spring Festival is open to the public from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at no charge. All are welcome to come peruse garden-themed vendors and the silent auction items.

To register or for more information, call or visit the U of I Extension office in Vermilion County at 3164 N. Vermilion, Danville, 217.442.8615. You can also register for this event online at go.illinois.edu/GardenDay. Reservations are limited and reserved by receipt of payment. This event sells out each year, so register quickly!

Please bring cash/a checkbook for the vendors and silent auction. Payment via credit card may be unavailable.


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Date and Time

March 9, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Danville Area Community College Bremer Conference Center
2000 E Main St
Danville, IL 61832

This event is located in Vermilion County.