Community Volunteer Work Party Events
February 4, Saturday– 9am-12pm: Mediterranean Garden and Overall Garden TLC.
February 18, Saturday– 9am-12pm: Sensory, Palmetum, and Rhododendron Gardens
Bring a friend and a garden tool. When volunteering, receive a parking pass at the kiosk by telling the attendant you are with the Friends of the Gardens at Lake Merritt.
In the event of rain, meet behind the lathe house (the Vireya Display Garden) where we will plant cuttings under cover.
Tips for the February Garden
Tips prepared by the Alameda County Master Gardeners
- Prune Fuchsias
- Start seeds (indoors) of warm season crops requiring 4 – 8 weeks of growth before setting out. These include tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and basil. An article that can help get you started is available by clicking here.
- Consider whether your fruit trees need a dormant oil spray if you have had problems in the previous growing season. The UC Davis Home Orchard site can help.