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Garden of the Sun Demonstration Garden

The Garden includes an extensive orchard of fruit trees, vines, and berries; beds of vegetables, herbs, perennials, small space gardening demonstrations, All-America Selections, a sun/shade garden, and a compost demonstration area in a setting designed by landscape designer, Robert Truxell. Also featured are specialty gardens for children and the physically challenged.

GOS entrance sign


Visit the Garden

Docent Guided Tours

You can schedule a docent-led tour of the garden for adult or home school groups by submitting an email request at our helpline at least two weeks before the date you plan to visit mgfresno@ucanr.edu


north entrance garden

1750 N Winery Ave                                                                                  Fresno, CA 93703

Current Hours of Operation:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. When the temperatures are over 104 the Garden of the Sun will be closed on those days. 

Questions about the garden, please send an e-mail to mgfresno@ucanr.edu

Fresno Master Gardener office has no office hours or phone service at this time. 

Upcoming Events at the Garden

2023 MG Education Day Flyer

What's new at the Garden of the Sun?

Plant Propagation 

Plant propagation is in full swing at the Garden of the sun. Starting in September Master Gardener volunteers gather weekly to plant cuttings and care for baby plants, nurturing them until they will be mature enough to sell at the spring plant sale and be planted in your garden. Thank you to the group of Master Gardeners who constructed our hoop houses that are used to keep the plants warm and protected from the elements in winter. 

people inside hoop house

Person's hands planting cutting into soil for propagation

Fruit Tree Removal 

In October Master Gardeners made the decision to remove some older, ailing fruit trees from the orchard and plan new plantings. The old trees were hauled off to Gallo Winery for composting. 

people removing fruit trees
people removing fruit trees

Children's Garden gets a fresh coat of paint

Thanks to some of our creative Master Gardeners, the old potting bench has a fresh splash of paint and everyone has been invited to paint a river rock, adding a colorful border to the fairy garden. 


colorful potting bench


painting art on river rocks





Plant of the Month
  • Pink knotweed groundcover in a photo taken in mid-November. (Photo: Nancy Devaurs)
    December plant of the month: Pink knotweed

    Few plants outperform pink knotweed, Polygonum capitatum, in the fall. The plant blooms throughout the spring andsummer, but it's in autumn when most things in the garden are finished that pink knotweed really shines.  This groundcover...

Garden of the Sun video tour

Video GOS

Through its Master Gardener Program the UC Cooperative Extension in Fresno County has developed a one acre ornamental and food production demonstration garden on the south end of the City of Fresno's Reedy Park, located at Winery and McKinley Avenue, Fresno, CA.

Come and enjoy the garden with the volunteers and learn about gardening in the Central Valley. Click to view


AAS flowers

All America Selection Winners display garden. Link to their newsletter.

Link to their website

The Deutsch Cactus Garden

The Deutsch Cactus Garden is an extraordinary garden filled with over 250 different types of cactus and succulents. It is part of the Discovery Center next door to the Garden of the Sun. For more information and visiting hours go to the Discovery Center website.