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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.