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Community Education Garden

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The WSU Chelan-Douglas County Master Gardeners Community Education Garden has themed gardens that demonstrate how gardening and landscaping can be productive and beautiful while employing sustainable gardening practices. It is located at 1100 North Western Avenue in Wenatchee, WA.

Since this is a demonstration garden, please do not pick or remove any plant, flower or vegetable.

WSU Master Gardeners work in the garden most Friday mornings April to October.  Stop by to talk to us!

Read a plant list for each garden, listed under the garden name at the right.

Read our brochure.

Events in the CEG

The Master Gardeners offer these classes in the Community Education Garden in 2024.  Join us this summer!

  • Pop-Up Classes – Individual, timely  topics:
    • Spring Rose Pruning – Saturday, April 6, 2024 – 10am-noon.  In this demonstration class, learn how to prune your teas, shrubs, climbing and rambling roses this Spring for health and beauty.   Also learn about  2023-2024 winter damage and how an on-its own roots rose  recovers compared to grafted roses .
  • Third Saturdays in the Garden – Take free tours and short tutorials designed to help educate and motivate you to get outside and into the garden.  Our Diagnosis Clinic will be here too.  And our Master Gardener Foundation will offer gardening-related items for sale.
    • March 16, 2024 – 1 – 3 pm – Need to Branch Out on Pruning?  Leaf it to Us – Watch a demonstration of simple sharpening using a carbine sharpening tool, then join a 1 hour  demonstration of how to prune different types of plants in garden.  And watch how to give roses their Spring pruning.  Do your small hand tools need a sharpening?  For a donation, we will sharpen them for work in your garden.
    • May 18, 2024 – 10 am – noon – Gardening is Dirty Work: Pesticides & Weeds. Pesticides play a crucial role controlling insects, weeds, and plant diseases that can harm our gardens and health, however it is essential to use them responsibly. Come learn from an expert. In this two-parter event, also learn to identify common weeds that find their way to our gardens, and how to manage them.
    • June 15, 2024 – 10 am – noon – Garden Education Faire.
    • July 20, 2024 – 10 am – noon – Growing a Healthy Lawn. In this two-parter event, learn how to grow a healthy lawn in our arid climate, mowing heights, irrigation, and other tips to keep your lawn in its best condition. Then hear information about micro-clover as a lower maintenance, lower water consuming alternative to grass.
    • August 17, 2024 –  10 am – noon – Annual Tomato Tasting Gala – Which tomatoes do you want to plant next year?  Taste tomatoes raised in our area to help you decide! And vote for your favorite heirloom,  slicer, cherry and paste tomato. You might see your favorite in our April Plant sale next year!
    • September 21, 2024 – 10 am – noon- Youth in the Garden Event.
    • October 5, 2024 – 1 – 3 pm – Fall Prep to Get Your Garden Ready for Next Spring –  On the first Saturday in October, learn proper mulching and soil conditioning and pruning that should take place in the fall.  Do your small hand tools need a sharpening?  For a donation, we will sharpen them for work in your garden.

The garden is located on property provided through a partnership of the WSU Master Gardener Program of Chelan and Douglas Counties and the WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center.