Sherwood Demonstration Garden

Opening day for the UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County, Sherwood Demonstration Gardens was October 3rd. The garden was the brainchild of long time Master Gardener, Bob Sherwood who broke ground in 2009, but sadly passed away before the completion of this incredible garden wonderland. I visited the garden on opening day, along with throngs of others and came away with a myriad of ideas and inspiration for my own irrigation, hardscape, structures, water features and garden beds.

Yesterday, under cloudy skies and cool temperatures, I went back to take in all the sights and scents of the sixteen themed gardens once again.
IMG_5971IMG_5975The ornamental grasses knocked my socks off! Just look at this color combination.IMG_5978IMG_6013 (1)The rose garden is built around a gorgeous white gazebo and has 4 arbor entrances to the rose beds arranged in a circle. Surprisingly, the roses are still putting on their spectacular show this late into October.IMG_5998IMG_5999IMG_6006IMG_6019IMG_6010IMG_5995IMG_5985It is truly a gift to have this garden masterpiece in our own backyard. Not only is it a work of art, but a work of love, dedication and appreciation of nature.

For details about the garden, as well as a wealth of information go to the El Dorado County Master Gardener’s website.