Hands on Gardening!
Demonstration gardens serve as a community resource to demonstrate, test, learn and enjoy gardening in its many forms in our unique climate and soils. All five of the Lincoln County demo gardens are supported by Master Gardener volunteers and are funded entirely by donations from individuals, organizations, and local businesses. The gardens are free and open to the public on designated days and times. We invite you to visit a garden, take a stroll, eat lunch, … and talk gardening!
The Goals of the Demonstration Garden
Demonstrate various types of locally suitable trees, shrubs, and other plants and their uses in home landscapes and gardens.
Raise public awareness of sound gardening practices through teaching, testing and demonstration.
Provide a place of beauty and tranquility for garden visitors of all ages.
Lincoln City Demo Garden
3788 SE High School Drive, Lincoln City
Located at OCCC North Campus, the Lincoln City Demonstration Garden features a new African Keyhole Garden, constructed in fall of 2017. The Keyhole Garden features a central composter that feeds nutrients to the entire 6’ in diameter garden and allows for close planting of vegetables and companion plants. The garden has been designated a Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. An abundant, maturing native section occupies the west end of the garden. The greenhouse has a rain collection system. A cloche, raised beds, vertical pallets planted with sedums and a volunteer Pollinator Garden round out this diverse Demonstration Garden.
Garden Coordinators: Maureen Chaplain, Phyllis Davis, and Kalie Wentz
Hours: Open dawn to dusk
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Yachats Demo Garden
Hwy 101, 7th and Drift Street
The Yachats garden functions as both a Master Gardener demonstration area and a community garden for Yachats residents. The garden features a greenhouse, compost area, and rooftop water collection system. Plant clinics and educational workshops are frequently offered during the growing season.
Garden Coordinator: Donna Hadden
Mentors: Laura Hauert and Winnie Greenshields
Hours: Open 2nd Sunday from May to September
Yaquina Bay Lighthouse School Garden
At the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse
841 SW Government Street, Newport
The Yaquina Bay garden is a collaboration between Master Gardeners, Oregon State Parks & Recreation, Newport School District and Friends of Yaquina Lighthouse. Master Gardeners work with local elementary school children providing hands-on opportunities to grow vegetables and learn about nutrition and food sustainability.
Garden Coordinators: Ann Geyer
Hours: Closed to public due to COVID precautions.
Wet and woolly gardeners from Sam Case Elementary after a rainy day in the garden.
South Beach Demo Garden
At Oregon Coast Community College
400 SE College Way, South Beach
Located at OCCC South Campus, the garden has a greenhouse with solar power panels, water collection system, composting area, rock garden, raised beds for vegetables and herbs, and a tomato cloche.
Garden Coordinators: Greg Kurtz and Mary-Ellen Townsend
Mentors: Diane Bryan and Alanna Miklic
Hours: M-F 8-5; Master Gardeners are onsite Tuesdays at 11.
Adaptive Demo Garden
At Oceanview Senior Living Center
525 NE 71st St, Newport, OR 97365
No matter our age or health status, we can still be active gardeners. The Adaptive Demo garden provides working examples of garden tools and techniques specifically adaptive for various disabilities and restricted movement conditions. The garden features raised beds. Garden is designed to accommodate wheelchairs and walkers.
Garden Coordinators: Pam McElroy and Kharizma McAnulty
Mentors: Matt Gallo and Cathy Piazza
Hours: Open, but visitors must register in the lobby.