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Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens, Thurston County

Here in Thurston County we are lucky to have three Demonstration Gardens which serve as examples to the public of the gardening techniques and recommendations from the WSU Master Gardeners and Master Recycler Composters.

DirtWorks will be open on three select Thursday evenings from 5-8pm during the months of June, July and August with a special focus/demonstration:
• June 27 – square foot gardening (workshop starts at 6pm in the gazebo)
• July 25 – fairy and miniature gardening
• August 22 – food and yard waste composting (workshop starts at 6pm in the gazebo)

These times are in addition to the regular weekly hours the gardens are open. Click “Read more” for garden locations and a complete list of all the garden hours.

Make time to come and visit us this summer!

Garden Question/Answer Clinic

Do you have a plant eaten-up by bugs or diseases? Maybe you have a plant or weed you cannot identify? Do you have a problem area in your yard and need advice on what to plant?

That’s where the WSU Master Gardener volunteers of Thurston County can help. You can call or email the clinic with your questions or drop by the office in person to get answers.

Community Events *

Native Plant Salvage Plant Walks, Olympia

4th Thursdays at 6pm
McLane Creak Nature Trails

Join the Native Plant Salvage for a series of informational Plant Walks, this spring and summer. Walks will be held on the fourth Thursday of every month April – July.

These walks are a great way to learn native plants, botanize with friends, and enjoy a beautiful afternoon outdoors!

Annual Garden Tour & Plant Sale, Ocean Shores

Gardens, Sea, and Art
Sat, July 20
10am to 4pm
Tickets – $12

WSU Master Gardeners of Grays Harbor & Pacific Counties invite you to participate in their garden tour. It’s the once-a-year chance to peek behind the garden gate to enjoy delightful plantings representing a variety of gardening styles, all inventive and brilliantly colorful. See an array of native and specimen plants used creatively to take advantage of the cool, wetter, and sometimes windy climate of Grays Harbor.

Sensory Garden Tour @ Point Defiance Zoo, Tacoma

Sun, Aug 4
10-11am

Garden tour is free after you pay zoo admission. Meet at the Pacific Rim Plaza, just inside the front gate, to join the tour.

Join their Zoo Horticulturist on an in-depth Garden Tour to learn about the plants in the Zoo collection. Learn about the beautiful plants on Zoo grounds, how they fit into the ecosystem, and how plants and animals relate.

For August take a tour of our sensory garden. Touch and smell as we explore nature’s shapes, patterns, scents and textures!

“Oly Grown” – Local Gardening Show

Oly Grown on Cable Channel 22 
Sun at 7:30 pm
Tues at 3:30 pm and
Thurs at 7:30 pm

Don’t have cable? You can watch on Oly Grown’s Facebook and YouTube pages.