The Home Demonstration Garden is a series of small gardens that are designed to inspire gardeners with ideas they can take home. Each garden is sponsored, designed and maintained by a different nursery or landscape firm, and each demonstrates a different element of garden design, such as the use of annual color, creating a garden room or building a water garden. They are designed on a scale more suited to the home garden.
Nurseries and organizations currently involved in this program are:
Al’s Garden Centers are family owned and operated and are located in Woodburn, Sherwood, and Gresham. They have been helping their neighbors turn their house into a home since 1948. This home demonstration garden showcases annual color.
Garland Nursery is proudly family-owned and operated for over 70 years, basing their business upon honesty, integrity, open communication, superior products that anticipate and exceed the needs of the marketplace, and specialize in service to people. The Garland Nursery home demonstration garden uses limited space to create an intimate garden setting.
One Green World – This home demonstration garden is an edible landscape, showcasing dwarf varieties of fruiting trees and shrubs for the home landscape. One Green World offers unique Fruits and Ornamentals from around the world
Marion County Home Composting Demonstration Center– Here you will find examples of many different types of home composting bins that you can use to make quality compost in your own backyard. There’s information about each of these, as well as flyers on how to compost at home. It can help you decide which composter will work best for you.
If you would like to become a part of the Home Demonstration Program, please call 503-874-8260 and speak to the Horticulture Manager.