Get ready for spring with 20th annual Home, Lawn and Garden Day

URBANA, Ill. – Be inspired to grow cut flowers, learn how to properly care for your trees, or get a handle on the basics of everyday gardening at the 20th annual Home, Lawn and Garden Day.

Enjoy live workshops, a Q&A with gardening experts and a keynote speech on sustainable gardening in this annual celebration of gardening hosted virtually this year by University of Illinois Extension McLean County Master Gardeners. Home, Lawn and Garden Day will be 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5. The cost is $10. Register by March 3 at

Attendees will attend three live workshops on trending horticulture topics, including tree care in the home landscape, cut flower gardening, and vegetable gardening in your backyard. At the mid-day session, Master Gardeners from the featured WJBC Radio question and answer segment will host their own Q&A session. Participants can get practical, researched-based solutions from the Master Gardeners.  

The keynote speaker Jan Bills, horticulturist, author, and landscape business owner will explore how to garden with comfort, ease, and simplicity. Discover how sustainable gardening includes a variety of practices that respond to environmental concerns and can be used in every stage of gardening.

For more information or if you need a reasonable accommodation, contact Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator Brittnay Haag at (309) 663-8306 or

WRITERJenna Braasch, Illinois Extension Publicity and Promotions Program Coordinator; Emily Steele, Media Communications Coordinator
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