Horticulture Center

The Fair Oaks Horticulture Center is an instructional facility designed to educate home gardeners and landscape professionals in the planting and care of ornamental and edible plants.

The Fair Oaks Horticulture Center was established in 1998 as a Sacramento County UC Cooperative Extension project in collaboration with the Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District. UCCE Sacramento County Master Gardeners maintain the one-acre center and hold periodic workshops. The Center includes a water-efficient landscape demonstration, an orchard (including fruit bushes), a table grape vineyard, berries (blueberries and cane berries), and a vegetable garden.

The Water Efficient Landscape gardens are open to the public every day throughout the year. The edible landscape area are open only during workshops and open garden days.

Guests walking through orchard.

At Fair Oaks Horticulture Center workshops the Sacramento County Master Gardeners show how you can plant and care for ornamental and edible plants in environmentally friendly ways. Attend workshop presentations and view interesting displays to learn how you can do this in your own garden. Come to oepn garden days and go at your own pace through the various Horticulture Center areas. Watch demonstrations. Ask us about problems in your garden and we’ll give you answers and advice.

*Workshops last 2 1/2 to 3 hours
*Reservations are not necessary
*Donations accepted

A woman walking along booths at Open Garden Saturday

Visit http://cesacramento.ucdavis.edu for details on how FOHC can help you grow a healthy garden and landscape. Information also available at (916) 875-6913.

The center is located in Fair Oaks Park. The park is on Fair Oaks Blvd. (East of Sunrise Blvd.), just south of Madison Ave.

From Hwy 50: take Sunrise Blvd north (about 9 mi. east of Hwy 99), turn right on Madison Ave., and right on Fair Oaks Blvd.

From westbound I-80: Take Douglas Blvd., turn left at stoplight, turn right on Sunrise Blvd., go south a ways and turn left on Madison Ave., turn right on Fair Oaks Blvd.

From eastbound I-80: Take Madison Ave., turn right on Fair Oaks Blvd. Enter the park on Temple Park Rd. (next to the Fair Oaks Library) and take an immediate left into the parking lot and follow it around to the back of the park. Or, on workshop days, just follow the signs when you get to the park.

HARVEST DAY – Saturday, August 2, 2014 (8:00am – 2:00pm)

Listen to speakers, watch demonstrations, visit educational booths, tour the gardens, sample fresh tree-fruit, grapes, and vegetables, and much more. Visit the Plant Clinic for advice.  Bid on fabulous gardening-related items at the Silent Auction.  Come and bring your friends to the area’s premier one-day educational gardening event!

Location:
Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
11549 Fair Oaks Boulevard
Fair Oaks, CA 95628

 

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