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Master Gardener Discovery Garden

The WSU Skagit county Master Gardeners Discovery Garden is open daily from dawn to dusk and is free!  Signage throughout the garden introduces and explains the plantings and growing techniques used. Master Gardeners work in the garden on Tuesdays, so stop by and get advice on plants.

In 1994, the WSU Skagit County Master Gardeners had a vision for a Demonstration Garden. It took two years to plan the garden; then, in the fall of 1996, the first structure of trees and fences was established. Over the next two years, with the help of many committed WSU Master Gardeners and the community, the garden was planted.

The WSU Master Gardeners Discover Garden will inspire and educate you. In 2021, the garden turned 25 years old and still growing strong.  Come and see what the Garden has grown into, and click here for a current list of events.

Self-guided Tour

WSU Master Gardener Discovery Garden Address

WSU Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center
16650 State Route 536
Mount Vernon, WA  98273

Click here for the WSU Master Gardener Discovery Garden Guide

To learn more about the Skagit County Master Gardener Discovery Garden, visit the Skagit County Master Gardener Foundation.

The Skagit County Master Gardener Foundation (SCMGF) was formed in January 1995 as a charitable and educational nonprofit organization to raise funds for the Skagit County MG program. In 1996, SCMGF entered into a formal and ongoing agreement with WSU Northwestern Washington Research & Extension Center (NWREC) and WSU Skagit County Extension to launch a two-plus acre demonstration garden on WSU-NWREC property in Mount Vernon. The initial Discovery Garden opened in 1996 with 14 garden areas. Today, the garden hosts 27 garden areas, structures for community outreach, and two production greenhouses.