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Garden of the Sun Demonstration Garden

Garden of the Sun video tour

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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


Garden of the Sun


1750 N Winery Ave. Fresno, CA 93703

The Garden includes an extensive orchard of fruit trees, vines, and berries; beds of vegetables, herbs, perennials, small space gardening demonstrations, All-American 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.

Garden Hours:

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Current Garden Hours are: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. Garden closes when temperature  is 105. 

The State of California has issued a shelter-in-place order to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The Master Gardener Program is still here to answer your questions and address needs during this unprecedented situation. Gardening in person classes are scheduled starting in September 2021. The classes and garden can closed due to Covid 19 updates. August 1, 2021. 

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

No office hours or phone service at this time. 

Plant of the Month

October plant
October plant of the month

Salvia ‘Amante’

Think of Salvia Amante as a first cousin of the popular Salvia Amistad. In fact, both were developed by the same breeder in Argentina. A hybrid of Salvia guaranitica and mexicana, Amante is considered a real breakthrough as the first fuschia colored flower in the group. In size (4 x 4 feet) and growth habit it’s very similar to Amistad. But the bright fuschia flowers and black calyces make Amante especially showy. Blooms spring through fall, even more with occasional deadheading. Stems can get very heavy, so pinch back as needed to encourage branching. Will take full sun but likes a little late afternoon shade. Needs average water and well drained soil. Cut back hard in late winter/early spring and feed with a top dressing of compost. Hardy to zone 8b, so give it a little protection in a hard freeze. Hummingbirds absolutely love this one. 

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.

propagation class

Master Gardeners on hand to answer gardening questions, free education classes  offered in the garden and special events during the year!

Save the Date: Education Day April 2, 2022 9 am -2 pm. Speakers, demonstrations etc. Free. More info to come.

Garden of the Sun Tours

Free informal or guided tours of the garden may be arranged by sending an e-mail to mgfresno@ucdavis.edu .

Garden Discovery Program for school and youth groups

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master gardener handymen


AAS flowers

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