There are a few exciting open garden events happening the weekend of August 17th!

August 17 & 18 9am-3pm Backyard Habitat Open Gardens at the Annex


Come see the Silver Certified garden in the Learning Gardens Lab showcasing over 75 different native plants interspersed with mature cedars, pines and ornamental cherry trees. There is 900 sq ft. of raised beds for vegetables and berries, and a Dry Farming Trial by our outdoor classroom. We provide food and shelter for insects and animals with our native and annual flower selection and with tree snags, mosaic stepping stones, and ceramic leaves made by Master Gardeners. Our Children’s Garden is a work in progress, but you can visit the Butterfly Garden and Willow Walk. The paths are gravel with some benches located throughout the garden.

There will be a Master Gardener’s clinic table open at the Annex both days, for visitors to get their gardening questions answered.

If you are interested in lending a hand for this event please contact Nancy Fine.

Access to the Annex Garden is through a pedestrian gate at 6630 SE 57th Ave; look for the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden banner inside the gate.

August 12, 15, 17 - Garden Art Mosaic Class – several days & times available - for more information and to sign up for this class please contact Eleanor at

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SE Share your Garden: Organic Vegetable Garden, Aquaponic System and Backyard Habitat

Pablo Llambias 5514 SE Henderson St. August 17, 9:00am – 2:00pm

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Pablo is generously sharing his garden with fellow Master Gardeners and their guests on Saturday, August 17th. Pablo’s garden features 150 + square foot of raised beds with an abundance of fruits and vegetables:  spinach,  lettuce, Swiss chard, zucchini, ground cherries, corn, tomatoes, potatoes, cucumbers, onions, shallots, watermelon, melon, edamame, mustard greens, kale, strawberry, fennel, peppers, figs, apple, pear, cherry, blueberries, grapes, hardy kiwi, Paw Paw, evergreen huckleberry, Oregon grape, salmonberry, and thimbleberry.  Compost is generated and rainwater is collected on-site.  Come see the unique self-watering pot systems, pond and aquaponic system - growing food with fish!  

Directions:  Four cars can park in the driveway, one car in front of the mailbox, and there is also street parking.  Carpooling from the Demo Garden is suggested so there are not too many cars on the street. It's a 5 to 10 minutes’ walk or one-minute drive from the MG Demo garden to Pablo’s garden.

Demo & Annex Garden News & Volunteer Info

Stay current on what the Demo Garden and Annex volunteers have been up to this summer by clicking here to view the most recent newsletter.

Come join us at any of our regular Demo Garden Volunteer Days, Monday and Thursdays from 9-12pm. No need to sign up, just come on out and get your hands dirty - rain or shine. Also join us for our Saturday workdays which are the 3rd Saturday of the month through October – also from 9-12. Our next Saturday volunteer day is August 17th, from 9-12, which coordinates with the Open Garden for the Backyard Habitat Certification Program. No need to sign up, just stop on by and play in the dirt with us. 

The Demo Garden is located at 6801 SE 60th Ave, between SE Duke and Flavel Streets, across from Brentwood Park. Access to the Annex Garden is through a pedestrian gate at 6630 SE 57th Ave; look for the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden banner inside the gate. It is a short stroll, across the Learning Gardens Laboratory property, from one garden to another. Contact for more info.