Demonstration Gardens

Fort Bend County Master Gardeners help maintain several demonstration gardens.

We invite you to visit our 4 acres of Demonstration Gardens and talk to the volunteers who design and maintain them. It’s a great way to learn! Park in front of the Agriculture Center located at 1402 Band Road, Rosenberg, 77471. Take one of the sidewalks back to the area behind the building to find the Master Gardeners at work.

    What will you see?:

  • A peacefull Japanese style garden that you can walk through and reflect.
  • A water garden with the soothing sounds of flowing water.
  • A Texas Native garden showing you some of our remarkable Texas native plants.
  • A vegetable garden with seasonal plantings.
  • A cottage garden to remind you of simple times.
  • A butterfly garden to attract colorful insects.
  • An EarthKind garden filled with plants that have been designated as EarthKind.
  • A Super Star garden with hardy plants that really are Super Stars!.

Why Demonstration Gardens?

Our Demonstration Gardens are used for many purposes but our primary goal is to determine how well certain plants perform in the Fort Bend County area. We ask questions such as:

  • Will this (tomato, berry, peach) variety produce here? If so, how much fruit can we expect to get from one plant in a season? Is the fruit tasty, fleshy, firm, large, small, etc.?
  • Can this variety be cut and rooted here?
  • Will the growth rate of this variety be increased with the addition of compost, more water, organic fertilizer?

Of course, our gardens are also used to train Master Gardeners in horticultural skills. We get hands-on training in planting techniques, transplanting, rooting, plant identification, landscape design, insect control and identification, and many other areas.

These skills are not classroom based. We get our hands dirty on our workdays!

Demonstration Gardens:

The list below will take you to information about plants in each garden.