UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA
University of California
UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA

Sunnyvale Teaching and Demo Garden

This garden showcases vegetables and ornamentals growing in raised beds, in-ground beds, and containers, with an emphasis on using recycled, recyclable or salvaged materials.

Address: 433 Charles Street, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 (View map)

Directions: Our garden is located in the front southeast corner of Sunnyvale’s Charles Street Community Garden.

Visiting hours: We hold monthly talks in the garden and are available then to answer questions. Our workday is on Tuesday morning from 9:30–11:30 a.m. when you can observe us and ask questions. Our plot is also viewable when the Community Garden is open, but as with any community garden, please be respectful of our—and all of our neighbors'—plots.

2006 - 2016 Celebrating 10 years in the Community Garden

Teaching in the Sunnyvale Garden
Teaching in the Sunnyvale Garden
The garden was built in the spring of 2006. It showcases vegetables and ornamentals growing in raised beds, in-ground beds and containers.

We are focused on teaching and demonstrating:

  • Organic and sustainable methods of gardening
  • No dig, low till soil cultivation
  • Water-wise irrigation techniques
  • Crop protection from critters
  • Cover crops for soil enrichment
  • Beneficial insects in managing pests
  • California native plants
  • Beautiful garden design

You can learn more about what we’re growing by reading the interpretive signs located at each bed. Look for more in-depth information on our bulletin board on the kiosk near the parking lot gate.

Bring your gardening questions on your next visit.

Webmaster Email: webmaster-mgsantaclara@ucanr.edu