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Spring Garden Market and Educational Fair

Spring Garden Market: April 13, 2024

Photo by Thomas Johnson
Photo by Thomas Johnson
Stay tuned to hear more about the great plants and educational activities planned for the 2024 Spring Garden Market.

In the meantime, browse this website to get lots of guidance for a bountiful growing season. Sign up for the monthly newsletter and make sure you don't miss any of our fun and informative events.

If you want details for a plants we have sold in the past, you can view them in the plant library.

Saturday, April 13, 2024
9:00am – 1:00pm

Plants for sale, photo by C. Callas

2495 South Delaware Street
Redwood Hall
San Mateo County Event Center
San Mateo, CA

Free Admission • Free Parking • Pay by Credit card, Cash or Check

Only $5 each (most plants)

Funds raised will be used to support future training and workshops that will be free to the public. 

Examples from 2023:

Drop by tables for demonstrations, exhibits and answers to your questions

  • Soil for Veggies
  • Harvest for Neighbors
  • Tomatoes      
  • Integrated Pest Management/Plant Diagnostics
  • Roses 
  • Herbs 
  • Native Plants
  • UC Master Gardeners Information

These partners will be at the fair as well:

  • Lyngso
  • Harvest for Neighbors/ Each Green Corner
  • Master Food Preservers
  • San Mateo Office of Sustainability
  • San Mateo Event Center

Additional sale items

Beyond edibles: we will have a selection of pollinator plants, native plants, succulents and gardening books for sale.

Tired of tasteless tomatoes and other vegetables that just won’t thrive in your area?  The UC Master Gardeners of San Mateo and San Francisco Counties are holding their Spring Garden Market and Educational Fair in Redwood Hall at the San Mateo County Event Center.

Come buy plants for your summer garden: tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, squash, herbs, succulents, pollinators, and more. Varieties have been selected just for the San Francisco and Peninsula climate zones, and grown by local UC Master Gardeners.

Plus: free demonstrations and workshops, educational tables and displays, and Master Gardeners available to answer any questions.

Spring Garden Market - Summer Edibles Plant Library

Learn about and plan varieties to buy by visiting the Spring Garden Market and Summer Edibles Plant Library.

Examples from 2023:

Live Presentation Schedule

9:30-9:45: Tomatoes (Carol O’Donnell)

9:55-10:10: Herbs (Kathy Fleming/Cindi Morris)

10:20-10:35: Caring for Soil in Raised Beds Season to Season (Nick Landolfi)

10:45-11:00: Tips for Growing Edibles in Your Garden Soil (Terry Lyngso)

11:10-11:25: Harvest for Neighbors, Importance of Food Banks Interview (Judith Dean With Susan Houston)

11:35-11:50: Gophers (Janice Moody)

12:00-12:15: Pests on Edibles (Jonathan Propp)

12:25-12:40: Pruning Your Ornamental Tree for Best Structure (Dr. Igor Lacan)

Videos for edible gardening success