Continuing Education Workshops

Gardening Workshops

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Continuing Education offers workshops on gardening, landscapes, and sustainability on its Whitewater and Rock County campuses throughout the year.

Registrations accepted online until one day prior to event. We do accept walk up registrations, if not sold out. You will need to email if you want to register after registration has closed.

Rock County Campus in Janesville Workshops:

Workshop One: Gardening as We Age, The Sensory Garden and Container Gardening - concluded

Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020 | 8:40 – Noon

Cost: $25 per class or $60 for all three Rock County in Janesville workshops.

Check-in: Rock County Campus in Janesville, Hyatt Smith Room 120 | 8:45 - 9:00 a.m.

Presenter:  Mark Dwyer

Workshop Two: New Annuals, New Perennials, New Trees and Shrubs  - concluded

Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 | 8:40 – Noon

Cost: $25 per class or $60 for all three Rock County in Janesville workshops.

Check-in: Rock County Campus in Janesville, Hyatt Smith Room 120 | 8:45 - 9:00 a.m.

Presenter:  Mark Dwyer

Workshop Three: Basics of Landscape Design, Combining Plants for Color and Texture, Considering Landscape Maintenance  - concluded

Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020 | 8:40 – Noon

Cost: $25 per class or $60 for all three Rock County in Janesville workshops.

Check-in: Rock County Campus in Janesville, Hyatt Smith Room 120 | 8:45 - 9:00 a.m.

Presenter: Mark Dwyer

Fees Include

The registrant fee includes instruction and 3 Master Garden CEUs for each workshop.  

Register for Janesville Workshops Here closed

Questions? Contact Molly Cook at (608) 758-3549 or

UW-Whitewater Campus in Whitewater Workshops:

Leap Into Spring Gardening - sold out

Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020 | 9:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Cost: Free! Registration required.

Check-in: UW-Whitewater Campus in Whitewater, University Center Room 275 | 8:45 - 9:00 a.m.

Limited to the first 50 registrants.

Register for Whitewater Workshops Here closed

Let’s leap into planning and preparing for spring gardening! We will discuss general gardening practices, strategies for you to try at home, and provide information and resources on a variety of topics. Participants will be able to choose four breakout stations to attend after the main presentation. You will explore a gardening topic more specifically at each of these hands-on, interactive stations led by one of our certified Master Gardeners. Breakout sessions include:

  • Container gardening - Explore the many ways to grow fruits and vegetables in containers successfully.
  • Compost demonstration - Learn how to improve your garden soil and more about compost and composting practices.
  • Seed starting - It is a good time of year to start seeds at home! Learn how with mini-greenhouse starting kits you can take home.
  • Soils - Learn more about your soil and its importance, how to do a soil test, and the different types of amendments and how to add them to improve your soil.
  • Gardening Methods - Explore different strategies to maximize your vegetable yields.

Presenters: Workshop led by Julie Hill, Horticulture Outreach Specialist, UW-Madison Division of Extension. Master Gardeners: Sue Wood, Bev Feltz, Ruth Flescher, Deb Grams, Ann Reilly, Mary Kay Thompson and Nina Ruskey.

Questions? Contact Kari Borne at 262-472-1003 or

Confirmation Emails

Once you register a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact if you do not receive this confirmation email. Historically email accounts used from and are blocked from receiving notifications from us or may end up in your spam folder. You are able to register using these accounts; however, you will not receive emails from us. Please make sure you have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event.

Driving Directions

UW-Whitewater Campus in Whitewater:
Directions to the campus can be found online by clicking here. A campus map can be found here. Campus building addresses can be found here.

Rock County Campus in Janesville:
Directions to Rock County campus can be found online by  clicking here.  Address is 2909 Kellogg Ave Janesville WI, 53546.


UW-Whitewater Campus in Whitewater:
Parking permits are required to park on campus during the week, but are not on the weekends.  More information is available on the Visitor Center website.

Rock County Campus in Janesville:
Free parking is available in campus lots except in areas reserved for faculty and staff as well as on the streets near the campus. Parking on campus is regulated by the Rock County Sheriff’s Department.

Registration Terms & Conditions

By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. Please review the Registration Terms and Conditions for more details.

Special Notice

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

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