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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Demonstration Gardens

All Master Garden Demonstration Gardens are closed to the public until further notice.


The Puyallup Demonstration Garden

Located directly across Pioneer from the WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center (2607 W. Pioneer)


COVID-19 Program Update: Saturday Talks at the Puyallup Demonstration Garden will be offered online using Zoom.

Classes, Activities, and Tours:
  • First Saturday Talk of the Year – March 20th, 10-11am – Zoom
    Master Gardener Valerie Franks will be talking about “The Importance of Seed Saving and How to do it”.
    Saving seed is a practice that has been going on for centuries. It is through this practice that genetics are preserved for future generations. However, there is much to consider when saving seed, namely understanding the reproduction of plants and vegetables. Is it possible to grow vegetables and save seed that will be true to its variety, even in a garden with many varieties grown? Yes it is! Come join us as we explore the basics of seed saving, beginning with commonly grown vegetables in the Northwest.
    Meeting ID: 948 9166 8998
    Passcode: 597372
    Or call in at 1-646-558-8656


  • Pierce County Compost Classes
  • Children’s Garden Activities Schedule – free classes and activities for children (SUMMER CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR THIS YEAR)
  • We offer free tours of the Puyallup Demonstration Garden for small groups of children. Please contact us at: (TOURS HAVE BEEN CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
Garden Elements of Interest:
  • The Jack and the Beanstalk Garden for youth
  • Raised Bed Vegetable Garden
  • Composting Demonstration Area
  • Rose Garden
  • Shade Garden
  • Fruits and Berry Garden
  • Four Seasons Garden

The Gig Harbor Demonstration Garden

Located in Sehmel Homestead Park at 78th Avenue NW and Sehmel Drive NW, Gig Harbor


COVID-19 Program Update: Saturday Talks at the Gig Harbor Demonstration Garden will be offered online using Zoom.

Summer Garden Talks:

Free Summer Garden Talks Schedule.

Garden Elements of Interest:
  • Raised Bed Vegetable Garden
  • Composting Demonstration Area
  • Berry Bed
  • Drought Tolerant Bed
  • Knot Garden
  • Espaliered and Columnar Apple Trees
  • Heritage Garden (Native Plant trails with interpretive signage)

Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Jim Kropf, WSU Pierce County Interim Director, at or (253) 445-4526 at least two weeks prior to the event.