Opening Day events at Heritage Park Gardens |

Opening Day events at Heritage Park Gardens

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Boys spend time in the children's garden playing tic-tac-toe at Heritage Park Gardens in Gardnerville.
Special to The R-C |

The gardening season has arrived.

Community Gardening Day at Heritage Park Gardens will celebrate the coming of spring 1-3 p.m. April 9.

Sign-ups for 2016 garden bed rentals will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. Beds range in rent from $30 to $70 depending on size. This is a one-time charge for the season. Automatic irrigation is included.

On opening day, children can plant lettuce boxes with seeds and take them home, create rock flowers, or start a jar of sprouts. Children with an adult, can sign-up for a small circle garden within the Children’s Garden area. There are only 18 spots available. These spaces are free and include automatic irrigation, a choice of vegetable seeds to plant, and advisors to answer questions during the season as you and your child tend it and harvest.

Middle and high-school-aged children can sign-up for a new Gardening Club. Over the season they’ll plan and landscape an unplanted area in the children’s garden with guidance from experienced garden volunteers. They’ll decide what kind of garden to grow, build the beds and irrigation, plant, tend and harvest.

At the opening event there will be an “Ask a Master Gardener” table to help answer your gardening questions, and a variety of handouts on getting started with your garden, including information on square foot gardening. As always, the famous Garden Goodies table will be open.

Heritage Park Gardens is a project of Main Street Gardnerville, a 501c6 nonprofit corporation working on revitalizing the downtown area.

For more information contact Carol at, Main Street Gardnerville at 782-8027 or visit

■ Main Street Gardnerville and the Town of Gardnerville are the lunch stop for the 2016 Great Race 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 19.

The Great Race is the country’s oldest, longest running and richest vintage automobile event.

It is free to attend and will take over Heritage Park.

The organizations are hosting a car show as well as food and beverage vendors for the event.

Sponsorships and vendor spaces are still available.

For more information visit or call 782-8027