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About Our Garden

Calendar of Garden Talks
Event Name Date
Composting in Place 9/28/2022
Designing with Ornamental Grasses and Groundcovers 10/5/2022
Olives 10/12/2022
Grafting 10/19/2022
Growing and Caring for Citrus 10/26/2022

Our Garden is a public demonstration garden, built and maintained by the volunteers of the UC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County, featuring methods of gardening that may help you with decisions about your own home garden space.

Visiting Our Garden

We're normally open to the public from 9:00 am to noon on Wednesdays from April through October. Come visit to wander through the garden, attend a weekly presentation, or get your questions answered.

Presentations are normally held each week, from 10:00 - 11:30 am, under the big oak tree. The Ask a Master Gardener team is available from 9 am - noon to answer gardening questions or discuss any gardening problems you may have.

2022 Garden Talks... Here They Come!

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Our popular Wednesday morning talks at Our Garden start up on April 20, and continue through October. The talks run from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. Come on out. We'd love to see you!

Here is the 2022 schedule:

  • April 20 - Irrigation
  • April 27 - Fertilizers and Amendments
  • May 4 - Soil Microbes
  • May 11 - Maintaining Your Vegetable Garden
  • May 18 - Raised Beds and Container Gardening
  • May 25 - Bountiful Berries
  • June 1 - Perennial Herb Gardening in a Drought
  • June 8 - Summer Pruning of Fruit Trees
  • June 15 - Salvias - Selection and Care
  • June 22 - Composting
  • June 29 - Landscape Trees - Pests and Diseases
  • July 6 - Firewise Landscaping
  • July 13 - No-Till Gardening
  • July 20 - Plant Pests and Diseases
  • July 27 - Grapes
  • August 3 - Vertebrate Pests
  • August 10 - Vermicompost
  • August 17 - Cool Season Veggie Gardens
  • August 24 - Cover Crops
  • August 31 - Succulents
  • See full listing on our calendar

Our Garden is located at the southwest corner of North Wiget Lane and Shadelands Drive, just north of Ygnacio Valley Road, in Walnut Creek, California.

Finding Our Garden

Planting Fruit Trees at Our Garden, a demonstration project of the UC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County.
Planting Fruit Trees at Our Garden, a demonstration project of the UC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County.
Janet Miller & Steve Griffin checking soil conditions at Our Garden, a demonstration project of the UC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County
Janet Miller & Steve Griffin checking soil conditions at Our Garden, a demonstration project of the UC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County
UC Master Gardener Steve Potter Inventorying Tomatoes
UC Master Gardener Steve Potter Inventorying Tomatoes