The Sussex County Master Gardeners are excited to announce their workshop schedule for the winter and spring of 2023. The winter classes will be held via Zoom. The spring classes will be held both in-person and via Zoom. The classes are free. Pre-registration is required. Please register at 

An email to participants will be sent out with a Zoom link/phone number and handouts 24 hours prior to the scheduled workshop. In-person workshops will be held at the Carvel Center, 16483 County Seat Highway in Georgetown. 

Tuesday, Feb. 21,  7 p.m.- Renovating Your Garden. Master Gardeners Ana Dittel and Linda Peters will make a presentation on how to renovate your garden. “Your garden, just like your home, sometimes needs a makeover. The change can be as minor as replacing a shrub or as major as pulling everything up and starting from scratch.” No matter the size of your space or the scope of the project, the Master Gardeners have some tips on how to proceed with your project. Zoom only 

Tuesday, March 7, 7 p.m.- The Master Gardeners program. Master Gardeners will present a talk on the master gardener program. They will discuss Who the Master Gardeners Are, the Master Gardener Training Program, volunteer opportunities and the application process. Come just for information about the Master Gardeners, or come if you want to explore the program to see if it is a good fit for you. Zoom only 

Tuesday, March 28, 1 p.m., Lawn Care – Best Practices for Delaware Master Gardener Judy Pfister will discuss best practices suitable for our transition zone weather, including soil testing, grass types, turf grass seed selection, mowing height, watering and fertilization. Soil test kits will be available. There is a charge of $17 for the test when the sample is submitted. In-person and via Zoom. 

Tuesday, April 18, 1 p.m.- Victory Gardens. Victory gardens were vegetable gardens planted during the world wars to ensure an adequate food supply for civilians and troops. Master Gardener Bunnie Williams will discuss the history of Victory Gardens and their relevance today. In-person and via Zoom. 

Tuesday, May 9, 2022, 1 p.m.- Hydrangeas for Delaware. Looking to add hydrangeas to your Delaware Landscape? Master Gardener and UD Communications Specialist Michele Walfred will share which of her 102 hydrangeas have performed well in her home landscape and the lessons she learned from those that did not perform as expected!  By their name, we know hydrangeas love water, but what else do they need?  We’ll explore more about native varieties gaining popularity and examine the sun, shade and pruning requirements of the many hydrangeas available on the market so that you can successfully grow the perfect hydrangea in your landscape or in containers!  In-person and via Zoom. 

Thursday, May 25, 1 p.m.- Garden Smart/Garden Easy. Master Gardener Susan Trone will explain what tools and techniques are available for the gardener as we age or develop mobility issues. Make gardening enjoyable again! In-person and via Zoom. 

For more information, contact Kaleb Scott by email at or call 302-856-7303. To register, go to: