UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
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UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County

Fair Oaks Horticulture Center

To see information about each of the demonstration areas at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, please go to the Horticulture Center tab above.

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The Fair Oaks Horticulture Center was established in 1998 as a Sacramento County UC Cooperative Extension project.  Collaborators include the Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District, who graciously provides the land, water, and electricity, and the Regional Water Authority.  UCCE Sacramento County Master Gardeners maintain the one-acre center and hold periodic workshops (see schedule here).  The Center includes a water-efficient landscape demonstration, an orchard (including "fruit bushes"), a table grape vineyard, berries (blueberries and cane berries), a vegetable demonstration garden, an herb garden, and a compost and vermiculture demonstration area.

See highlights of previous Harvest Days at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.

Chuck Ingels, Sacramento County Farm Advisor, tells the history of the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.

Judy McClure, Master Gardener Program Coordinator, describes some of the activities that take place at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.

The Water Efficient Landscape gardens are open to the public every day throughout the year.  The edible landscape areas are open only during workshops and open garden days.

At Fair Oaks Horticulture Center workshops the Sacramento County Master Gardeners show how you can plant and care for ornamental and edible plants in environmentally friendly ways.  Attend workshop presentations and view interesting displays to learn how you can do this in your own garden.  Come to open garden days and go at your own pace through the various Horticulture Center areas.  Watch demonstrations.  Ask us about problems in your garden and we'll give you answers and advice.

  • Workshops last 2½ to 3 hours
  • Reservations are not necessary
  • Fair Oaks Horticulture Center is in Fair Oaks Park
  • Sorry, service dogs only are allowed in the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
  • Tax-deductible donations gratefully accepted
  • Questions?  Call 916-876-5338

For a brief history and list of sources that provided the initial funding for the Horticulture Center, click here: History and Funding.

Fair Oaks Horticulture Center

11549 Fair Oaks Boulevard
Fair Oaks, CA 95628

For directions to the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center click on the balloon on the map below.


Ultra WEL

Read about the Ultra WEL, the newest educational feature at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.


FOHC gardening events

For information about workshops and open garden days at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, click here.

Peach Leaf Curl trial results

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Different products were used on peach and nectarine trees in the demonstration orchard at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center to see how well they prevent peach leaf curl.  See the results here.

For information about Chuck Ingels' presentation about soil amendments at Harvest Day 2012 at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, including a link to his handout, click here.


For information about the cherry tree cover that was tested for Spotted Wing Drosophila control at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center click here


4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento, CA 95827       Master Gardener Phone:  916.876.5338             Fax:  916.875.6233

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