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The Master Gardener Foundation holds monthly educational meetings, the first Tuesday of each month, except January, July and August. Meeting locations can vary so check the specific meeting announcement for location.  A volunteer appreciation picnic is held in July. Meetings are free to the public and members, and are held in an ADA compatible meeting room. Upcoming programs are advertised in The Columbian, The Reflector, The Oregonian, and other publications, as well as on this site and on our Facebook page.

Mar 3rd Program:

MGF Monthly Educational Meeting
7:00 PM
THE GATHERING PLACE
 2500 NE 78th Street, Vancouver WA 

Rhododendrons, Natures Carpet
with Mike Stewart, 
owner of Dover Nursery

Presentation by Mike Stewart, shows rhododendrons growing in their native habitat, mostly in the Himalayas where he has traveled and collected these slower growing, smaller, plants. He will also talk about where these plants fit into the genus, and how they differ from what most people know about rhododendrons. Seeing rhododendrons in their native habitat helps understand the conditions we need to provide in our own gardens to grow many plants successfully.  

Mike and his wife Maria, are owners of Dover Nursery in Sandy, Oregon. After 40 years of propagating and growing rhododendrons, they have recently retired from the nursery business. Dover Nursery grew over 1,200 different varieties of Hybrid and Species rhododendrons. The Nursery included 30 acres of field grown rhododendrons and 2 acres of greenhouse grown container rhododendrons and produced and shipped 40,000 rhododendrons each year. The Stewarts shipped plants annually to 70 retail garden centers throughout the US and Canada.

Mike is the Past President of the American Rhododendron Society and Past President of the Rhododendron Species Foundation and Botanical Garden, Federal Way, Washington. He is the recipient of the Gold Medal, American Rhododendron Society.
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​UPCOMING Events:


April 7, 2020:  Plant Propogation
​May 5,2020:  Edible Landscapes
May 9-10 - Annual Mother's Day Plant Sale!

Click here to see flyers for events sponsored by other Washington County Master Gardener Foundations