Be sure to visit our Demonstration Gardens at the Williamson County Extension Office at 3151 SE Innerloop Road, Georgetown, Texas. There is no admission fee or charge. Master Gardeners are usually working in the vegetable garden area on Tuesday and Friday from 9-12 (weather permitting) and are available to answer questions.
Our demonstration gardens include raised bed and row vegetable gardens, a container garden, a rose garden, a drought tolerant garden, a herb garden, a fruit tree area with various fruit trees and a keyhole garden under construction. We have a several Texas A&M trial projects going on involving Earth-Kind techniques as well as a trial growing vegetables in different types of compost.
The demonstration gardens provide a unique hands on learning environment for new and experienced Master Gardeners and an opportunity to learn from other Master Gardeners. They provide the public a way to see examples of research based horticulture techniques.
What is a Master Gardener?
Master Gardeners are members of the local community who take an active interest in their lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens. What sets Master Gardeners apart from other home gardeners is their special training in horticulture. Training is provided by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service through the local Extension office in Georgetown. Interested in becoming Master Gardener? Click HERE for information on the 2015 Master Gardener Training in Georgetown.
Demonstration Garden Blog
-+*Harvested from the vegetable garden this week. Onions, 125 lbs, 7 lb beets 7lb, 5.2 lb cabbage 5.2 lbs, leeks 3.3 lbs. Donations of our garden produce this week was made to the the Caring Place in Georgetown and the Annunciation Maternity Home. 467.6 lbs. of garden produce has been donated to various local charities so far in 2015 Row Garden: On Tuesday, the volunteers worked in the garden in spite of a light misting rain. The buckets were removed from all the peppers and the last two… Read More →
-+*327.1 lbs. of garden produce has been donated to various local charities so far in 2015 No work was done in the gardens this week due to the rain. Mikey took some pictures on Tuesday which are below. The rain gauge showed almost 2.5 inches Tuesday morning. It rained on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday also, so you can imagine how wet things are. Some volunteer mushrooms sprouted in the wood mulch used between the rows. To bad they weren’t morel mushrooms. Come and see us! Our demonstration garden… Read More →
-+*Harvested from the vegetable garden this week. Shallots 3.5 lbs, dividing onions 1.6 lbs, red cauliflower .6 lbs, broccoli flowerets .4lbs, radishes 1.3 lbs, turnip .4 lbs, beets 1.9 lbs, kohlrabi .4 lbs Donations of our garden produce this week was made to the Round Rock Area Serving Center. 327.1 lbs. of garden produce has been donated to various local charities so far in 2015. Row Garden: Harvested the 1015 onions. It was time as they were beginning to show signs of being attacked by a fungus and… Read More →