Garden of the Sun Demonstration Garden
Garden of the Sun video tour
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.
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.
Currently the Garden is closed to the Public due to the Covid 19 virus shelter in place order.
The State of California has issued a shelter-in-place order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and the Master Gardener Program, UC Fresno/ Madera program is now working remotely. We are still here to answer your questions and address needs during this unprecedented situation, however no public gardening classes or workshops are offered at this time.
Questions about the garden, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Plant of the Month
June plant of the month
Salvia muirii (Wild Sage)
Native to South Africa’s Western Cape, Salvia muirii is well adapted to dry sandy soils. This small evergreen shrub is long lived, very drought resistant and disease free. Tiny grey green leaves are semi folded, giving the plant an interesting texture. Lavender blue white-throated flowers appear early summer through fall. Stays under 2 feet tall and spreads by sending shoots up from the roots, an adaptation to recurrent fires in its native habitat. Prune lightly throughout the growing season to maintain a dense compact shape. Hardy in zones 9 and above. An exceptionally tough plant, Salvia muirii takes our full summer sun in stride. Needs little water once established and absolutely must have good drainage, making this a good choice for a rock garden or xeriscape. If muirii has any negatives it would be the woody stems that are fairly brittle, so avoid placing it in a high traffic area (pets, children etc). Very attractive to bees and deer resistant.
The Deutsch Cactus Garden
Master Gardeners on hand to answer gardening questions, free education classes offered in the garden and special events during the year!
Garden of the Sun Tours
Free informal or guided tours of the garden may be arranged by sending an e-mail to email@example.com .
Garden Discovery Program for school and youth groups