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05-17-2005, 06:54 PM
I recently started attending Advisory Board meetings for the Demonstration Garden at Lake Tahoe Community College. One thing which has struck me is that it would be helpful for Board members to visit other demo gardens to gather ideas. Needless to say, there are no funds to send people out, but if an individual member is going to be visiting an area with such a garden, he or she might be very interested in making an apppointment to go through it. The gardens would not need to be limited to the West, as we could pick up ideas for landscaping design, organizational ideas, outreach programs, etc. from facilities in any location.
05-17-2005, 07:09 PM
Michigan State University has awesome demonstration gardens. I know it would be a trip, but MSU is a somebody in the horticultural world.
05-17-2005, 07:10 PM
MSU also runs a large extension program.
05-17-2005, 08:42 PM
Bellevue, Wa (suburb of Seattle) has a great one.
Master Gardener Urban Demonstration Garden
156th Ave SE & SE 16th St, Bellevue
Guided Tours: 425-485-5942
Looks like they have various workshops every Saturday thru Oct from 10:30am - Noon.
05-18-2005, 01:21 AM
Duke Gardens in Durham, NC are awesome. They have a garden for the blind that has plants by fragrance and texture. There are many different gardens, but the blind garden is the one that stuck out in my mind.
05-18-2005, 10:11 AM
Thank you, Molli, Miss Kitty and Micah!
Keep the suggestions rolling....I'm putting together my list.
05-19-2005, 01:51 PM
The hort garden at Va Tech is outstanding! They have an excellent extension program. www.hort.vt.edu
Someone that came to the East Coast could take in the Washington Botanical Garden, The Lewis Ginter Botanical (here in Richmond), the Norfolk Botanical (close to the beach!), & then head down to the Biltmore Estate & the Duke Gardens.
05-19-2005, 02:38 PM
Kay, I know this is a lot smaller than all the other locations, but I recently discovered a demo garden behind the Fair Oaks library. Here (http://www.sacramentogardening.com/fohc.html) is a link to more information about it.
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