Washington County Master Gardener

Demonstration Garden at the Washington County FairPlex-Details

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.  Seminars are offered in the garden for free and open to the public throughout the year as part of our In the Garden Series.

The Demo Garden at the Washington County Fairgrounds is a showpiece of the dedicated work of many Master Gardeners.

See examples of:
  • “backyard” area, highlighting ideas and techniques for homeowners with smaller backyards
  • asian-inspired garden
  • children’s garden


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“Gardening Made Easier”         Mason Bee “Street”             Square Foot Garden
Other sections of the Demonstration Garden show you how to:
  • garden in small spaces
  • garden veggies all year
  • grow UP, in our vertical garden
  • grow fruit
  • cane berry demonstration area
  • espalier fruit trees (training technique)
  • kiwi
  • grapes


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        Eco Roof                               Bog Garden with                   Composting Area
                                                      Carnivorous Plants
You will also see…
  • edible landscaping
  • drip irrigation techniques
  • greenhouse



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       Salad table                           Outdoor classroom                     Raised Bed
And…don’t miss…
  • rain barrels, saving water technique
  • garden art … beautiful bird houses, murals, rock sculptures
  • storage sheds
  • …and our resident garden cat…Pattie
Garden Mural
WCMGA Demo Garden Mural
Rose Marie Hibbs

All Demo Garden photos: Courtesy of Anna Stubbs


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

Phone: 503-821-1150 ext.2


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