WSU Whatcom County Extension

Community Horticulture

WSU Whatcom County Extension        

Hovander Team

Demonstration Gardens

Demonstration Gardens at Hovander Park

Located at Hovander Homestead Park Ferndale, Washington. (MAP) The demonstration garden provides the public with educational information and a visual demonstration of what can be done in home gardening.

The demonstration gardens include vegetables, small fruits, herbs, a weed identification garden, native plant garden, perennials, dahlia garden, and a greenhouse. Signs are used extensively throughout the garden areas.

Demonstration Gardens at Hovander Park

Hovander Demonstration Gardens Brochure (pdf)

  - Annual Garden
  - Children’s Story Garden
  - Culinary Herb Garden
  - Dahlia Garden
  - Green House
  - Medicinal Herb Garden
  - Native Plant Garden
  - Perennial Garden
  - Vegetable Garden
  - Weed Identification Garden


Work parties are held each Wednesday and Saturday mornings, this demo garden is managed by Whatcom County Master Gardeners. This is a teaching garden and we welcome the public to visit, take photos, ask questions and get involved. Work at the Hovander Park site begins the last week of March and continues through October. Each year approximately 1,200 volunteer hours go into the demonstration garden projects.

House at Hovander Park

Produce from the garden is given to "Project Concern" in Ferndale. This organization distributes food to needy members of the community. Each year the Master gardeners donate approximately 1,000 pounds of garden produce. Master Gardener members also use some of the produce for sampling and to do "taste tests" of various garden vegetables.

Master Gardener volunteers are available to answer gardening questions at Hovander Park on their scheduled work days; Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 9am until Noon, April through October.

 

Master Gardener Logo

Upcoming Events:

MG Foundation General Meeting
NOTE: No August meeting
Foundation Webpage

2nd Thursday of the month
Location: Extension Office (map)
7:00pm General Meeting
7:30pm Guest speaker

Monthly Plant Study Group
Location: Cordata Food Cooperative upstairs meeting room
Time: 9am-11am
Contact: Karen Gilliam

Special Links:
Community Gardens Map (link)
Hovander Demonstration Gardens Brochure (pdf)
List of CFG Partner Gardens (pdf)
Garden Directory (pdf)

Current Issue:


Weeder's Digest

 


Hovander Demonstration Gardens Brochure
 (pdf)

 

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WSU Whatcom County Extension • 1000 N. Forest St., Bellingham, WA 98225 • (360) 778-5800 • whatcom@wsu.edu