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 email@example.com
Plant of the Month
April Plant of the Month
Justicia spricigera (Mexican Honeysuckle)
Despite it's name its common name, Justicia spricigera is not a vine. Native to Mexico and Central America, this honeysuckle is an attractive small shrub, 3-4 feet tall and wide, with velvety foliage and clusters of tubular orange flowers spring through late fall. Hardy in zones 8-10, it will be evergreen in mild winters, but prune back in late winter to encourage a bushier shape. Will die back with a hard freeze, but is root hardy to 20 degrees and will recover quickly in spring. In our area it does best in dappled but not deep shade. Drought tolerant once established, but water weekly in summer for best appearance. Overwatering can cause chlorosis. Not fussy about soil as long as it drains well. Requires little or no fertilization. Very attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. This one may take a year or two to really establish, but be patient and it will take off. Can also be grown as a specimen plant in a larger container.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
Garden Discovery Program for school and youth groups