A+ Garden Centre

Description

The A+ Garden Centre is a community-supported and student-operated garden center located at Parkside High School in Salisbury, Maryland. The A+ Garden Centre is the largest high school garden center enterprise in United States. The Parkside Horticulture students grow and promote over 150,000 plants each year. The A+ Garden Centre is home to the All-America Selections Display Garden where students grow, evaluate and promote new varieties of ornamental and vegetable crops for industry. Students conduct research and apply the latest horticultural practices for crop health and vigor. Horticulture students maintain the campus apiary and sell honey at the A+ Garden Centre. The A+ Garden Centre and the Parkside Horticulture program are supported by Salisbury University, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Maryland Extension, Master Gardeners, Lower Eastern Shore Beekeepers, and local farmers and residents.

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Greenhouses at the A+ Garden Centre

Greenhouses at the A+ Garden Centre

Student and community members manage the horticulture program at Parkside High School, which includes a retail component. [View Additional File Details]

The exterior of the A+ Garden Centre

The exterior of the A+ Garden Centre

Located at Parkside High School in Salisbury, Maryland, the garden centre is part of the Career Technology Program (CTE). [View Additional File Details]

The All-America Selections Garden

The All-America Selections Garden

2018 launch at the A+ Garden Centre. [View Additional File Details]

Lower Eastern Shore Master Gardeners

Lower Eastern Shore Master Gardeners

Master Gardeners are one of the many community groups that help support the Parkside High School horticulture program. [View Additional File Details]

Beekeeping at the Parkside High School apiaries

Beekeeping at the Parkside High School apiaries

Students help manage the apiaries and sell honey at the garden centre. [View Additional File Details]

Garden Website

www.aplusgardencentre.weebly.com

Cite this Page

jkelley, “A+ Garden Centre,” Community of Gardens, accessed July 22, 2018, https:/​/​communityofgardens.​si.​edu/​items/​show/​12350.​
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