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Demonstration Garden

Program Contact: Master Gardener Office | 7102 W. Okanogan Place, Suite 102, Kennewick, WA
(509) 735-3551 • wsuextension@co.benton.wa.us

The Place to Grow

“The Place to Grow” is a community asset of beauty and inspiration. An ongoing project of the Master Gardeners of Benton and Franklin Counties, the garden was developed to demonstrate, test, and teach gardening in its many forms in our unique climate and soils. The garden is supported by Master Gardener volunteers and is funded entirely by donations from individuals, organizations, and local businesses.

Visitors to the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden at 1620 South Union St. in Kennewick, WA, can explore more than two dozen distinctive and ever changing theme gardens. The gardens currently feature over 50 trees, 800 roses, 100 shrubs, and even a children’s garden at the serene 2-acre site.

Have a peaceful stroll, take some pictures, bring a lunch, relax in the shade. Consult and visit with the Master Gardeners!

The Goals of the Demonstration Garden

  • Demonstrate various types of locally suitable trees, shrubs, and other plants, and their uses in home landscapes and gardens.
  • Raise public awareness of sound gardening practices through teaching, testing, and demonstration.
  • Provide a place of beauty and tranquility for garden visitors of all ages.

Upcoming Projects

There are several ongoing projects to maintain and improve the garden for which donations are needed and most gratefully received.

Thank You!

The Demonstration Garden is the effort of volunteers and the WSU Master Gardener Foundation Steering Committee. Since breaking ground on August 6, 1999, the Demonstration Garden has benefited from the donation of thousands of volunteer hours per year and the financial donations of citizens, foundations, and the business community.

If you would like to memorialize a loved one, commemorate a special event in your life, or make a donation to support the garden, visit our Facebook page or Paypal donation site. You may also donate by check, payable to the BF Master Gardener Foundation, and mail to:

WSU Extension
7102 W. Okanogan Place, Suite 102
Kennewick, WA 99336

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1. Entryway Garden
2. Border Garden
3. Accent Garden
4. Under Renovation
5. Under Renovation
6. Herb Garden
7. Vegetable Garden
8. Compost Area
9. Shade Garden East
10. Shade Garden West
11. Bird & Butterfly
12. Children’s Area
13. Picket Lane
14. Small Tree Arboretum
15. Native Plants
16. Xeriscape
17. Japanese Garden
18. Four Seasons
19. Medallion Garden
20. Rose Garden
21. Rose Test Area
22. Turfgrass Area
23. Ornamental Grass
24. Formal Garden
25. Serenity Garden
Memorial Wall
26. Conifer Garden

 

 

 

 

 

Location

1620 S. Union
Kennewick, Washington

(In Kennewick’s Grange Park behind the Mid-Columbia Library)  Map it

The Demonstration Garden is free and open to the public daily from dawn to dusk. It is accessible with paved pathways.

 

Donations

YOUR DONATION WILL HELP THE DEMONSTRATION GARDEN STAY BEAUTIFUL.

Donations of any size are appreciated. For a donation of $50 you will be recognized with an engraved bronze plaque mounted to a brick paver in the garden entryway. For a donation of $75 or more, a logo of your choice may be added to the plaque. Donation plaques are a wonderful way to celebrate a child’s birth, mark a special occasion, or memorialize a loved one in a place of beauty.

Garden Partner (minimum $500) and Garden Patron (minimum $1000) level donations will be recognized at the Garden Entry.

Contact the Steering Committee regarding donation of labor, plants, and materials (509) 735-3551.

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The Master Gardener Foundation of Benton & Franklin Counties is a 501(c)(3) public charity located at 7102 W. Okanogan Pl. Ste. 102 in Kennewick, Washington. Your contributions may be tax deductible under Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. This charity is currently registered with the Secretary of State under the Charitable Solicitation Act, registration number 27115 (telephone: 1-800-332-4483 or website: www.sos.wa.gov/charities).

Rose Garden

Japanese Garden

Children's Garden