Linn County Master Gardener Rose Milden displays one of the succulents used during a hands-on workshop on succulent dish gardens Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023, during the Winter Gardening Fair. (photo/Cindy Hadish)

HIAWATHA, Iowa — Hundreds of gardeners gathered Saturday, Feb. 18, for the 2023 Linn County Master Gardener’s Winter Gardening Fair.

This year’s event at the Kirkwood Regional Center in Hiawatha, featuring headliners such as Iowa PBS gardening show host Aaron Steil, completely sold out.

See photos from the 2022 Winter Gardening Fair

Iowa gardening experts and local Master Gardeners presented more than 70 gardening workshops, including hands-on sessions on making derecho wind chimes, propagating houseplants, building a rustic tower trellis and more.

Gardening vendors and non-profit organizations showcased products and information, and a new seed swap was featured during the daylong event.

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