The Learning Landscape

Educational Gardens at the County Ag Center

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Sustainable landscaping principles and smart plant choices are on display at the UCCE Learning Landscape at San Joaquin County's Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center in Stockton at 2101 E. Earhart Avenue, near the Stockton Airport. 

Composed of 6 distinct but interconnected gardens, the Learning Landscape is open to visitors 24 hours a day - 7 days a week .

Educational signs tell the story of each garden section, and brochures with plant lists and other useful gardening information are available from the entry kiosk.  UC Master Gardeners are available on site Tuesday-Thursday, 9 am to 12 Noon in the office to answer homeowner gardening questions.  Professionals may contact the Advisor: see the Contact Us tab of this website.

THE GARDENS

The All-Stars Garden

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Featured in this section are plants from the UC Davis Arboretum All-Stars program.

The Foliage Garden

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A garden that shows how to create year-round interest that relies on interesting foliage colors and textures instead of blooms.

The Edible Landscape

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Demonstrating how to combine plants for food with regular landscape plants.

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The Mediterranean Garden

Plants from the 5 regions of the world with climates similar to ours; shows how to combine them for a garden adapted to our area.

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The Pollinator Garden

Filled with flowering plants that provide pollen and nectar for pollinators and other beneficial insects.  Something is always in bloom!

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The California Native Garden

Showcasing a variety of garden-worthy native plants adapted to our region.

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Common Name GARDEN SECTION(s)
TREES   
Desert willow 'Burgundy' CA Native
Pink Dawn chitalpa Entry
SHRUBS & PERENNIALS  
'Blue Eyes' globularia Entry
'Hot Lips' bush mint sage Entry/Medit/Pollinators
Butterfly rose All-Stars
Cape balsam All-Stars/Pollinators