About the Garden
The Master Gardeners of Nevada County have a Demonstration Garden located on the grounds of the Nevada Irrigation District in Grass Valley, 1036 West Main Street (click here for map).
The garden features 1.5 acres with several targeted growing areas, including:
- Foothill Mediterranean Garden
- Cottage Garden
- Rock Garden
- Raised Bed Gardens
- Hoop House
- Oak Habitat and Native Plant Meadow
- Evergreen Edge
- Compost area
This mission of the Demonstration Garden is to demonstrate research-based, sustainable gardening practices for home gardeners with an emphasis on plant communities, best suited to the microclimates and
soils found in the Sierra Nevada foothills. We support regional biodiversity, conservation of resources and composting to promote healthy soil life.
Come for a stroll among the gardens!
Special Events at the Demo Garden
Kids group helped paint this pretty container garden
Master Gardener demonstrates garden techniques at Family Fun in the Garden workshop
Family Fun at the Demonstration Garden!
In 2022 the Master Gardeners of Nevada County started a new workshop series for families who garden (or wanted to start).
The family-focused "growing vegetables "series started Saturday, April 23, and was offered one Saturday a month through October.
Each unique workshop was held at the Demonstration Garden with an opportunity to learn, through hands-on activities, about vegetable gardening activities related to that month.
Led by Kim Lockwood, a Master Gardener and teacher for 40 years in California public and home schools, these new workshops were designed for parents, grandparents and children ages 4 and older. Several other Master Gardeners were also involved with the project.
The 2022 Spring Plant Sale at the Demonstration Garden!
Saturday, May 7, 2022 9 am to noon
Thank you to all who came out to the Demonstration Garden May 7th for our spring plant sale! We appreciate the support and hope you all had fun selecting your plants.
Photos of 2021 Fall Plant Sale
2017 Spring Plant Sale