San Joaquin County Landscape Horticulture
San Joaquin County Landscape Horticulture
San Joaquin County Landscape Horticulture
University of California
San Joaquin County Landscape Horticulture

The Learning Landscape

Educational Gardens at the County Ag Center

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Sustainable landscaping principles and smart plant choices are on display at the UCCE Learning Landscape at San Joaquin County's Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center in Stockton at 2101 E. Earhart Avenue, near the Stockton Airport. 

Composed of 6 distinct but interconnected gardens, the Learning Landscape is open to visitors 24 hours a day - 7 days a week .

Educational signs tell the story of each garden section, and brochures with plant lists and other useful gardening information are available from the entry kiosk.  UC Master Gardeners are available on site Tuesday-Thursday, 9 am to 12 Noon in the office to answer homeowner gardening questions.  Professionals may contact the Advisor: see the Contact Us tab of this website.

The Gardens of the Learning Landscape

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The All-Stars Garden

Featured in this section are plants from the UC Davis Arboretum All-Stars program.

The Foliage Garden

A garden that shows how to create year-round interest that doesn't depend on flowers.

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The Edible Landscape

Demonstrating how to combine plants for food with regular landscape plants.

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The Mediterranean Garden

Displays plants from the 5 regions of the world with climates similar to ours and shows how to combine them for gardens adapted to our area.

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The Pollinator Garden

This section is filled with flowering plants that provide pollen and nectar for pollinators and other beneficial insects.  Something is always in bloom!

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The California Native Garden

Showing a variety of garden-worthy native plants adapted to our region.

What's Blooming Now?

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Common Name

GARDEN SECTION

TREES

 

'Marina' Arbutus

Pollinators

African Sumac Mediterranean
   

SHRUBS & PERENNIALS

 

'Blue Eyes' globularia

Entry

Hot Lips bush mint sage

All-Stars/Medit/Pollinators

Butterfly rose

All-Stars

   

'Azureum' bush germander

Entry

Cape balsam

All-Stars /Pollinators

Santa Barbara daisy

All-Stars/  Pollinators

Society garlic

Entry

   

Frikart's Aster

Pollinators
'Pink Drift' rose

Entry/Edible Landscape

Dwarf blue plumbago All-Stars/Pollinators
tropical milkweed

Entry

   
'Iceberg' rose

All-Stars

   

Coast rosemary

Entry

Yarrow

Edible Landscape/Pollinators

garden penstemons

Edible Landscape
'May Night' sage

Edible Landscape

   
'Baja' fairy duster

Entry

'Kaleidoscope' Abelia

Foliage
Garden mums Edible- Cut-flower
'Tahitian Sunset' rose Edible- Cut-flower
Purple coneflower Edible- Cut-flower
'Julia Child' rose Edible- Cut-flower
snapdragons Edible- Cut-flower
'Prairie Sun' black-eyed Susan Edible- Cut-flower
Peruvian Lily Edible- Cut-flower
Variegated Sea Holly Edible- Cut-flower
   

‘Walker’s Low’ catmint

Mediterranean

Lantana

Mediterranean/Pollinators

   
Mexican bush sage

Pollinators

Blanketflower

Pollinators

‘Christmas Cheer’ poker plant

Entry/Pollinators

pincushion flowers: 'Pink mist', 'Mariposa violet'

Pollinator

Sundrops

Pollinator

Lion's tail

Pollinator

Texas Ranger

Pollinator

germander sage

Pollinator

   
   
   

ANNUALS

 

   
native sunflowers

CA Native

 Butterfly weed

Entry 

 

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