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Washington County Master Gardener

Come Learn with Us!

The WCMGA provides several venues for learning about sustainable gardening practices.  These include our two gardens— the Demonstration Garden at Washington County Fairplex and the Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate where hands-on learning is offered. In addition, Master Gardeners give lessons in our two gardens throughout the year with our  In the Garden Series. See our 2017 Schedule.   The WCMGA also sponsors a monthly Guest Speaker Series with presentations by local experts.  More details can be found about these opportunities below.

Demonstration Garden at Washington County FairPlex

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The Washington County Master Gardener™ Demonstration Garden features a series of vignette gardens that demonstrate a variety of gardening styles and methods while reflecting the Master Gardener™ philosophy of sustainable gardening practices.We offer opportunities for learning about gardening in several different ways. Our Demonstration Garden at the Hillsboro Fair Complex is open to the public EVERY Tuesday from 9 AM to Noon. You are welcome to stop by, see how our garden grows, ask questions and enjoy the vibrancy of a well–tended garden!

Visit us and be inspired with ideas and techniques that you can incorporate into your own garden at home. Enjoy a beautiful morning stroll through the gardens and get your gardening questions answered by knowledgeable OSU Extension Master Gardeners. We are located at the west end of the Washington County Fair Complex, at the Cloverleaf Entrance on NE 28th Street in Hillsboro  .  Map .   Select the link above for more information about the Demonstration Garden.

Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate

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The Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate in Beaverton has work hours EVERY Thursday from 10:00am to 1:00pm near the Gate House.  The Learning Garden offers hands-on opportunities to explore a wide range of sustainable gardening practices using several garden themes including-Vegetable Gardening, Waterwise Garden, Pollinator Habitat, A Bioswale, Spiral Herb Garden, Native Plants documented in the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Perennial Companion Plants, Espalier Fruit Trees, Edible Landscape, Berries, Grapes and other fruit.   Garden-goers can also learn at our Composting Demonstration area and learn about creating Mason Bee habitat.  The public is welcome.  We are located near the Gate House.     Map.   Select the link above for more information about the Learning Garden.

In the Garden Series

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The In the Garden Series offers sustainable gardening educational sessions taught by Master Gardeners in our  Demonstration Garden at Washington County FairPlex and  the Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate.   Many sessions provide some on-hands training, and all utilize the backdrop of the garden to enhance the learning experience.  The In the Garden Series is open to the public at no cost.   Many of the series lessons are approved for Master Gardener education hours for recertification. Select the link above for the In the Garden Series Schedule.

Guest Speaker Series

The WCMGA holds free monthly gardening lectures on the first Tuesday evening of each month (except July and August).  Each lecture features an expert presentation that will keep you fascinated. Lectures are free, open to the public, no registration needed, free parking!    Time: WCMGA General Meeting 6:45 PM-7:15 PM, followed by the lecture at ~7:15 PM

Location: First Baptist Church 5755 SW Erickson Ave, Beaverton, 97005  Map
Additional Details about the monthly Guest Speakers Series can be found at the Guest Speaker Series link above.

Gardening Speakers’ Guild

Does your garden club need a speaker for an upcoming meeting? Want to arrange a talk at your local library? Would your group like a guided tour of the demonstration garden? We provide knowledgeable speakers on many gardening topics. For more information on the various programs and to request a speaker please refer to The Gardening Speakers’ Guild page.

Upcoming Washington County MG Events

Washington County Master Gardeners provide knowledgeable speakers on a variety of gardening topics for libraries, clubs, schools, and other organizations.  Many of these events are open to the public as well as approved for MG education hours for recertification.  To find out what is being presented at a location near you, select the Upcoming Washington County MG Events tab under the Helpful Links menu on the right.



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OSU Extension Service Education Center
1815 NW 169th Place, #1000
Beaverton, OR 97006

Phone: 503-821-1150 ext.2

Email:
mastergardener.wc@oregonstate.edu

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