You Bet Your Garden

Events with You Bet Your Garden's host, Mike McGrath

Master Gardener Spring Symposium

Saturday, March 25, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Charlie Rose Agri-Expo Center
301 East Mountain Drive; Fayetteville, NC, 28306
Tentative McG speaking times: 10:30 and 2

Learn more and register here!

The Penn State Tour

April 6 - 8
State College, PA

Friday evening April 7th beginning at 5:30: Mike will host a dinner and garden chat at the Atherton Hotel in State College PA. Seating is limited!
Saturday morning April 8th: Mike will appear live on stage from 10 am to noon at the State Theatre in State College to talk pollinators, planting and pests; and take your fabulous in-person questions. Both events benefit WPSU-FM. Details on both events:

Grow your best tasting tomatoes ever!

Wednesday, May 3
Easttown Library
Berwyn, PA

Mike delivers his top tomato tips just in time for proper planting! Library Info: Click here for event registration.

Rutgers Green Garden Fair

Saturday, May 6
Camden County Environmental Center
1301 Park Boulevard, Cherry Hill, NJ

Mike will talk tomatoes at 11 a.m. and pollinators at 1 p.m. For more information, go to

Tomato Talk

Saturday, May 13 at 10 a.m. (tentative)
The Seed Farm
Emmaus, PA

Mike will present a titanic talk on tomatoes at close to the perfect planting time for love apples in PA--Saturday, May 13th, during the big annual plant sale at “The Seed Farm," a sustainable farming treasure in Emmaus, PA in the Lehigh Valley.

Gardening Events

Gloucester County to Offer Volunteer Gardener Program

January - May 2017

The Gloucester County Office of Land Preservation will be facilitating a “Gloucester County Certified Gardener Program." This group will receive a minimum of 50 hours of training in a variety of horticultural topics taught by leaders in the industry. In exchange for the training, the individual is asked to volunteer 60 hours back to the program. Volunteer activities range from staffing displays at community days, assisting county residents with their gardening, lawn and insect problems, teaching gardening classes to youth and adults, and assisting the county, municipalities and local organizations with community beautification projects. If you have an interest in gardening and volunteering, this program is for you! Both beginners and experienced gardeners will gain valuable knowledge and experience through this exciting program. The classes will be held on Wednesday mornings from 9 am until noon, starting in January 2017 and continuing through the end of May. For more information, or to receive an application for the program, call The Office of Land Preservation’s Certified Gardeners at 856-307-6456 or email

The 37th Annual Rare Plant Auction

Saturday, April 29, 2017
6:30 - 10:00 pm.
The Delaware Center for Horticulture, 1810 North Dupont Street, Wilmington, DE 19806

Join the Delaware Center for Horticulture for the 37th Annual Rare Plant Auction® at Longwood Gardens with Celebrated Plant Expert David Culp, renowned horticulturist and creator of the gardens at Brandywine Cottage in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. Don't miss this special opportunity to get your hands on the most rare, beautiful, and exceptional plants from across the globe at the biggest night in horticulture.