University of Maryland Extension

Demonstration Gardens

Master Gardeners maintain demonstration gardens at several locations in the county showcasing examples of what Montgomery County home owners can do in their own yards.

The Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens, located at the Agricultural History Farm Park in Derwood, MD, are open to the public from dawn until dusk, 365 days a year for self-guided tours. To schedule a guided tour led by a Master Gardener, call 301-590-2842 Monday – Friday, 9 am to 1 pm, March though October. This approximately quarter acre site contains 11 small gardens, each with a different theme.

The Master Gardener Montgomery County Fairgrounds Garden is located at the Montgomery County Agricultural Farm Park in Gaithersburg, MD. During the annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair in August, thousands of people tour the award-winning gardens located near Old MacDonald's Barn. Master Gardener volunteers also maintain the beds at the nearby Heritage House and the 4H Garden located outside the Chilly Mall.

Montgomery County Master Gardeners volunteer at the National Library of Medicine Herb Garden at the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, MD. This is a demonstration garden of medicinal herbs, so plants are labeled with their historic medicinal uses. As Master Gardeners, we educate visitors about herbs, their uses, medical history, and gardening practices.

Master Gardeners volunteer at the Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary’s Learning Garden in Chevy Chase. Visitors to the garden include hundreds of school and summer camp children as well as adults, who come for the ANS environmental education programs. The Master Gardeners collaborate with ANS to cultivate and maintain the Children’s Garden that consists of 5-6 raised garden beds. MG volunteers also assist in the child-centered garden activities that are conducted during the camp sessions, and conduct several open houses for the public each growing season on selected topics of sustainable gardening practices.


Montgomery County Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden at Agricultural History Farm Park

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