Clackamas County Master Gardeners


Master Gardeners™ are trained volunteers, educated through OSU Extension Service to offer the local community Reliable, Relevant and Reachable gardening information and education opportunities.

Reliable: our gardening advice and education is science-based.

Relevant: customized information for your gardening situation.

Reachable: call us on the phone, email us a question, or visit with us at markets or gardens in your community.

Free Lectures

We hold free lectures on the 2nd Monday of each month (except July and August) at the Milwaukie Center (5540 SE Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie). Lectures are open to the public and start at 7 p.m.

May 11, 2015

The Wonderful World of Hardy Fuchsias: Ann Detweiler, Fry Road Nursery *MG education credit.

Ann Detweiler will present information on the care, culture, and varieties of hardy fuchsias. Not to be confused with their tender hanging basket relatives, hardy fuchsias are able to withstand our winters, and become permanent, substantial contributors to the outdoor landscape.

When Ron and Deb Monnier closed their nursery, Monnier’s Country Gardens, in 2009, their hardy fuchsia collection was purchased by Fry’s Road Nursery in Albany. Ann Detweiler and Mark Leichty founded this nursery in 1987 and offer a large array of plants including hardy fuchsias and tropical plants.


Clackamas County Master Gardeners are the folks who put on the annual Spring Garden Fair, bringing together over 7,000 gardeners with over 150 plant and garden-art vendors.

Oregon State University Extension Service offers educational programs, activities, and materials without discrimination based on age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. Oregon State University Extension Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In reference to publications, events, or activities: Publications will be made available in accessible formats upon request. Please call 503-655-8631 for information. If you have a physical disability that requires special considerations in order for you to attend the event/activity, please notify the metro Master Gardener program at 503-655-8631 or