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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

Program Contact: Master Gardener Clinic
(253) 798-7170 •

The Puyallup Demonstration Garden

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

The demonstration garden is closed to the public temporarily until further notice.

5/9/20 Container Gardening with Flowers & Vegetables CANCELLED

Children’s Garden Schedule – Free activities for kids! Children’s Garden Schedule

5/16/20 Getting Dirty and 5/30/20 Planning Your Garden CANCELLED

May Garden tours have been CANCELLED. Please contact the us to reschedule your tour.

  • Pierce County Compost Classes – Click here for more information
  • The Jack and the Beanstalk Garden for youth
  • Raised Bed Vegetable Garden
  • Composting Demonstration Area
  • Grass and Bamboo Garden
  • Rose Garden
  • Shade Garden

The Gig Harbor Demonstration Garden

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

The demonstration garden is closed to the public temporarily until further notice.

Summer Garden Talks- Free garden classes open to everyone.  Click here for the Sehmel Demo Garden Talk Schedule.

4/11/20 Pruning Japanese Maples and 5/9/20 Planting Vegetables From Starts and Seeds at Gig Harbor CANCELLED.


Discover the Gig Harbor Demonstration Garden and the rich farming history of Sehmel Homestead Park.

  • Garden Talks- Free garden classes – Click here for schedule
  • 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.