The Otsego County Master Gardener Volunteers will host a garden party and variety trials open house at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Center, 123 Lake Street, in Cooperstown on Thursday, July 28, 4 to 6 p.m. The event is free and will be held rain or shine.
The public is invited to tour the garden and see new plant varieties that have earned the All-America Selections (AAS) distinction. The varieties have been chosen for outstanding garden performance by professional horticulturists.
During the spring, Master Gardener Volunteers partnered with residents of the ChaseHealth Rehabilitation and Residential Center in New Berlin, New York, who planted and cultivated seedlings which were then transplanted into the demonstration garden at Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Center.
The demonstration garden is one of nearly 200 sites selected across the nation to grow and exhibit All-America Selections. To learn more about All-America Selections and Cornell Cooperative Extension, visit AAS at http://cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/ or call 547-2536 Ext 228.
Gardeners will also have an opportunity to learn about the Master Gardener Volunteer Program and about local volunteer accomplishments.
Master Gardener Volunteers serve as a link between citizens and the land grant university. For further information call the Master Gardener Volunteer office at 607-547-2536 x 228 or visit http://cceschoharie-otsego.org/gardening. Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities. Accommodations for persons with special needs may be requested by contacting Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties prior to the program.