Now in its 34th year, the Whidbey Gardening Workshop once again brings together gardeners who share a passion for plants and dedication to creating environments of beauty and bounty.

Over the years WGW has developed a regional reputation for its large selection of classes for the casual as well as avid gardener.


The Whidbey Gardening Workshop is one of the fundraising events of the Island County Master Gardener Foundation, which exists to support the Master Gardener program of Island County. Funds raised make it possible for Master Gardeners to carry out their educational mission to provide the community with education in science-based gardening and environmental stewardship.

Master Gardeners are university-trained volunteers who share gardening knowledge through plant clinics, gardening seminars, maintaining an educational garden, and staffing the Master Gardener Hotline. Island County’s program has more than 90 certified Master Gardeners and interns on Whidbey and Camano Islands.


WSU Extension provides research-based training and related certification requirements for Master Gardeners. Washington’s Master Gardener Program, the first established in the United States, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year.