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1432 Abbott Street
Salinas, CA 93901


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Monterey Bay Master Gardeners is a non-profit 501(c)(3) program supporting the work of the UC Master Gardeners of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties program.

Demonstration Garden

Hands-On Learning in the Garden


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Our demonstration garden was established to provide hands-on community education for sustainable gardening practices.

We “Cultivate Knowledge” by teaching irrigation, composting, integrated pest management (IPM), raised bed planting, pruning, weed management and more.

Check the classes and events for current class offerings.

NEW! Pinto Lake County Park Demonstration Garden

Our NEW Teaching and Demonstration Garden is located at Pinto Lake County Park at 757 Green Valley Road in Watsonville, which includes an orchard, children's area, California native meadow, a variety of raised beds, and more.

Directions to the garden:

  • It is best to use your GPS with the street address above.
  • Note that the Demo Garden is at ? Pinto Lake COUNTY Park, NOT ?? Pinto Lake CITY Park. The County Park is located about a mile PAST the City park on Green Valley Road.

Once inside the park, drive to the last parking lot. The demonstration garden is a short walk from there. Here is an aerial map to to get to the garden:

Pinto Lake Aerial View Demo Garden Close Up

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