Pack your lunch, grab your sun hat and take a leisurely stroll through Woodcock Demonstration Gardens with veteran Master Gardener Valerie Bowers. Valerie has been a long time Master Gardener and has worked for years at the Demonstration Gardens helping in all the various gardens on display for the community’s enjoyment and educational learning. She is the team leader for the rose garden which is the oldest garden on this acreage and the espalier orchard which two of the three trees are red and green columnar apple trees. The third is a tree with 6 different apples grafted on 1 tree.
This walk will focus on all the gardens with special emphasis put on the visitors’ interests. Other Team leaders of the gardens will be on hand to answer questions and give advice. We had a late spring this year, but things are coming along in blooms, such as the columbines, roses, calendulas, and small fruits. The fruit trees were just buzzing with pollinators last week and will be producing a nice crop this year. Come see what we are growing for the food bank. Find out what varieties do best in our climate. We have some new fruit trees that have found their home amongst the many varieties in the orchard. Our new mushroom and dye gardens are nice additions. We have the culinary herb and medicinal gardens, small fruits which consist of all types of berries, cottage garden, pollinator garden, sedum garden, rose garden, dahlia garden, shade garden, ornamental grasses garden, shrub garden, winter garden and more.
The Woodcock Demonstration Gardens is a beautiful 2.74-acre site that is open to the public for free daily. Bring your lunch on tour day to eat at one of our picnic tables and enjoy the tour.