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Spring Garden Tour

April 20, 2024



The Master Gardeners of Fresno County invite you to tour 5 beautiful and unique private gardens and our own demonstration garden, the Garden of the Sun. There’s something for everyone: water-wise gardening, sustainability, garden design and, of course, beautiful plants. You will come away with new ideas for your own garden!

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Tickets $30 in advance/ $35 day of Tour

 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tickets will be available at any of the gardens on the tour, or at the Garden of the Sun, 1750 N. Winery – NE corner of McKinley and Winery (adjacent to the Discovery Center). 

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🎙️ Dig into our exclusive interview with garden owner Rafael P.! Hear firsthand about the inspiration behind his breathtaking garden featured on the tour.
Join us for an enchanting journey through 5 stunning private gardens and our Garden of the Sun! 🌻 Don't miss this chance to explore and support the Fresno County Master Gardener program! 🌸

interview with one of the homeowners on this year's tour

Gardening Questions?

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If you have a question about home gardening, please contact our Master Gardener Helpline.


Send us a brief description of your problem and a photo if you can. We look forward to your e-mails. Thank you. We are not at the office or taking samples at this time.

Plant Clinics
Bring your  gardening questions to us at one of our Plant Clinics. We have a table the first Wednesday of each month at the Kaiser Permanente Farmers Market and the second Saturday at the Vineyard Farmers Market. For more info see the calendar below.

 Read and subscribe to our blog, Fresno Gardening Green
where you will find interesting and informative articles about gardening in the Central Valley.

Sign up for the UCANR Fresno MG E-List.  

Upcoming events, workshops and community gardening information 



Welcome to the Central Valley to our new UCANR Advisor:

Haramrit Gill

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Haramrit Gill is the newly appointed Environmental Horticulture Advisor for Tulare, Kings, Fresno, and Madera Counties. In her current capacity as an Environmental Horticulture Advisor, Haramrit's responsibilities revolve around identifying landscape plants that are heat-tolerant, disease-resistant, and fire-resistant. She harbors a strong interest in researching California native plants due to their sustainable attributes, which include superior adaptation, biodiversity enhancement, water efficiency, and soil health benefits. Please join us in welcoming Haramrit to UC ANR.

Read more about Haramrit Gill.

2025 Training Class to become a Master Gardener Volunteers

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Fresno Master Gardeners are working on the 2025  training class to become a volunteer in the program. Training classes are offered in odd numbered years.

We will hold two informational meet and greet sessions for those interested in joining the program. The first will be on May 4 at Woodward Park Library from 10:00-11:30 and then on June 1 at the Garden of the Sun from 10:00-11:30. 

Registration link for these sessions

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The application period will open  June 1, 2024 and run through August 31, 2024.

Soil Testing

Master Gardeners  do not do soil testing. If you are interested in having your soil tested here is a list of resources.


"No endorsement of this product/company is intended, nor is criticism implied of similar products/companies that are not included." 

Upcoming classes and events
Event Name Date
Fresno Spring Garden Tour 4/20/2024
Community Ed Class -Japanese Maples 4/27/2024
Becoming A Master Gardener 5/4/2024
Kid's Garden Day 5/11/2024
Irrigation for the Home Garden 5/18/2024
Need a Speaker?

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Do you need a speaker for your community group or organization?  If you have a special event and would like the Master Gardener program to come and talk with the your group about home gardening topics please contact us to request a speaker.


Fresno Gardening Green- Blog Posts
  • Calandrinia can be a beautiful and hardy addition to Fresno County landscapes. (Photo: Pixabay)
    April plant of the month: Calandrinia

    Calandrinia (aka Cistanthe) spectabilis (Rock Purslane) Calandrinia, recently renamed Cistanthe for its Cistus-like flowers, is native to Chile and a real stand out in our hot dry summers. Gray green succulent foliage forms a clump 12 to 18 inches tall...

    By Susan Rosenthal
  • California poppies growing in sunny areas on the valley floor are now in full bloom. (Photo: Jeannette Warnert)
    This week in the garden: April 12 - 18

    Celebrate spring by giving a basket of flowers or vegetables to someone special. Tasks Pull weeds and hoe often to minimize reseeding. After mulching, check to make sure your irrigation runs are watering through the mulch to the correct rooting...

    By Terry Lewis
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Gardener's Companion

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Are you looking for a gift for your favorite gardener? Wondering what to give?  The Gardener's Companion for the Central San Joaquin Valley makes a wonderful gift for yourself and your gardening friends. There are great sections on what to plant each month, California natives and vegetable gardening.

 Read weekly tips from this book  "This week in the Garden

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