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Visit Our Demonstration Gardens

More information coming soon on the:

  • Demonstration Garden at the Benton County Fairgrounds (focused on vegetables & edible plants)
  • Landscaping demonstration garden at Central Park in downtown Corvallis

The OSU Extension Benton County Master Gardeners have created two beautiful landscape areas at the Benton County Fairgrounds entrance: A Xeriscape garden and A Pollinator Garden. These two gardens compliment their existing Demonstration Garden and we hope that they can serve as inspiration for your own home landscape. They are located by the south entrance to the Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St. in Corvallis.

The xeriscape garden showcases drought-tolerant plants.

Photo by Brooke Edmunds

Xeriscape Garden

Planting List:

  • Arctostaphylos / manzanita / 'Howard McMinn' / California native
  • Arctostaphylos / manzanita / 'Sunset' / California native
  • Berberis irwinii / Irwin barberry
  • Caryopteris clandonensis / bluebeard / 'Longwood Blue'
  • Convolvulus cneorum / silvery bindweed
  • Daphne x transatlantica / daphne / 'Blafra' ETERNAL FRAGRANCE
  • Epilobium canum / California fuchsia / red- flowered / California native
  • Epilobium canum / California fuchsia / pink-flowered / California native
  • Euphorbia / cushion spurge / 'Black bird'
  • Hesperaloe parviflora / red yucca / 'Brakelights'
  • Lewisia cotyledon / Siskiyou bitterroot / / Oregon native
  • Oreganum rotundifolium / ornamental oregano / 'Kent Beauty'
  • Penstemon heterophyllus / foothills beardtongue / 'Electric Blue'
  • Penstemon x Mexicali / beardtongue / 'Red Rocks'
  • Penstemon x Mexicali / beardtongue / 'Pike’s Peak Purple'
  • Penstemon rupicola / cliff beardtongue / / Oregon native
  • Perovskia atriplicifolia / Russian sage
  • Pulsatilla vulgaris / Pasque flower / 'Violet Bells'
  • Salvia officinalis / culinary sage / 'Berggarten'
  • Sedum / stonecrop / 'Vera Jamison'
  • Sedum / stonecrop / 'Purple Emperor'
  • Sedum oreganum / Oregon stonecrop / / Oregon native
  • Sedum spathulifolium / spoon leafed sedum / 'Cape Blanco' / Oregon native
  • Thymus lanuginosus / wooly creeping thyme
  • Thymus praecox / red creeping thyme / 'Coccineus'

MG Cyndie Shaner shows off the pollinator demo garden.

Photo by Brooke Edmunds

Pollinator Garden

Planting List:

  • Achillea millefolium
  • Achillea millefolium
  • Agastache X. hybrida 'Arizona Sandstone'
  • Agastache X. hybrida 'Kudos Coral'
  • Agastache X. hybrida 'Kudos Mandarin'
  • Agastache barberi 'Tutti Fruiti'
  • Aquilegia A. caerulea 'Origami Blue and White'
  • Aquilegia A. caerulea 'Origami Yellow'
  • Aquilegia formosa
  • Coreopsis verticillata
  • Crocosmia masoniorum 'Lucifer'
  • Erysimum linifolium 'Apricot Twist'
  • Erysimum linifolium 'Bowles Mauve'
  • Erysimum linifolium 'Fragrant Sunshine'
  • Gaillardia aristata 'Gallo Fire'
  • Gaultheria shallon
  • Gaura lindheimeri 'Belleza White'
  • Geum chiloense 'Mrs. J Bradshaw'
  • Heliopsis helianthoides 'Sunstruck'
  • Heuchera sanguinea 'Plum Pudding'
  • Heuchera sanguinea 'Sashay'
  • Iberis 'Masterpiece'
  • Leucanthemum 'Darling Daisy'
  • Lithodora diffusa 'Grace Ward'
  • Lobelia 'Sky Blue'
  • Lupinous Malus 'Prairie Fire'
  • Monarda didyma 'Raspberry Wine'
  • Nepeta x. faassenii 'Kit Cat'
  • Nicotiana 'Perfume Mix'
  • Origanum rotundifolium 'Kent Beauty'
  • Penstemon heterophyllus 'Electric Blue'
  • Penstemon x. gloxinioides 'Midnight'
  • Phlox paniculata Top Shelf™ 'Tequila Sunrise'
  • Phlox subulata 'Scarlet Flame'
  • Phygelius capensis
  • Potentilla fruticosa 'McKay's White'
  • Potentilla fruticosa 'Sutter's Gold'
  • Ribes sanguineum
  • Rosmarinus officinalis 'Tuscan Blue'
  • Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldstrum'
  • Salvia pratensis 'Rose Rhapsody'
  • Salvia nemorosa 'Burgundy Candles'
  • Scabiosa japonica 'Blue Note'
  • Teucrium chamaedrys
  • Thymus vulgaris
  • Thymus serphyllum
  • Thymus pulegiodes 'Foxley'
  • Thymus pulegiodes 'Oregano'
  • Verbena x. hybrida 'Homestead Purple'

Linn County

The Linn County Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, begun in 1997, continues to expand its educational exhibits and improve and refine garden elements. Over the years, Master Gardeners have transformed the originally barren, rocky site into a lively, vibrant garden that welcomes visitors and gardening students.

A dedicated team of Master Gardeners maintain and improve the Demonstration Garden throughout the year. The garden is always open for public viewing. Classes and special events are open to the public and are held throughout the year.

The Linn County Master Gardener Demonstration Garden is located at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center, in the northeast corner of the fairgrounds, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, Oregon. You can access the demonstration garden via the north walkway by foot. There are signs around the fairgrounds directing visitors to the demonstration garden.

The Demonstration Garden is open from March through October. On Wednesdays and Fridays (1:00-3:00 p.m. in the spring and fall, 9:00-11:00 a.m. during the summer) you will often see Master Gardener's at work and ready to answer your questions.

Linn Master Gardener plant sale at the Demo Garden

Class at Demo Garden

Demo Garden visitors

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