10:15 - 11:30am 
(Exec. Aud.) 

​Summer Flowering Trees and Shrubs - Hugh Conlon
Spring is the season most famous for showy flowering trees.   Retired UT Ornamental Specialist Hugh Conlon will discuss flowering trees and shrubs that wait until summer to display their color and highlight some of the best of these for our region.

(Rm. 103) 

Growing Window Boxes for Long, Hot Summers - Ben Casteel and others
Gardeners of all ages will learn about some of the most hardy window box plants that will have color all summer until the first frost.

YOUTH  --Gardeners under the age of 18 accompanied by an adult will be given 3 free rooted cuttings for planting.  Participants will learn about planting and watering requirements for a successful window box.  Young gardeners may register for a special competition to be judged at the County Fair. 

The class is open to everyone at no charge.


11:45 - 1:00pm

(Exec. Aud.) 

Great Garden Roses - Judy Deutsch
Judy Deutsch is past president of the Ashville Blue Ridge Rose Society and a Consulting Rosarian.  Her presentation will focus on the many new, more disease resistant roses – all of which are well suited for the soil and climate of our region      


1:00 - 3:00pm
(Rm. 103) 

The Art of Topiary
Learn the Art of Topiary and take home a living piece of art created by you.  Rebecca Willis has been designing topiary art for over 20 years.  Join her in this detailed workshop to make a topiary turtle, one of the most adorable animals in her collections. 

Class is limited to 20 people and the cost is $40.  Must pre-register.  Send check to WCMG Classes, 234 W. Valley St., Abingdon, VA 24210.  Deadline April 5.

Saturday Seminars