El Paso Master Gardeners maintain gardens on the grounds of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center located at the southeast corner of the intersection of I-10 and Loop 375. The facility includes areas for xeriscape, cactus, vegetable gardens and individual plots along with a fruit orchard.
The gardens are actively maintained most of the year, serving to train experienced as well as new Master Gardeners who work Tuesday and Friday mornings from 7:00-11:00. These gardens also offer a place where Master Gardeners can grow a variety of vegetables, flowers, shrubs and trees thereby determining which perform best in the El Paso area. Produce is harvested to sell at local farmers’ markets which provides additional funding for the Master Gardener Association as well as an opportunity to educate the public and promote environmentally sound, research based gardening practices.