UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County
University of California
UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County

Sherwood Demonstration Garden


Welcome to the
Sherwood Demonstration Garden!

As Master Gardeners, we are committed to educating the general public on sustainable horticulture and pest management practices based on traditional, current, and evolving research. It is our goal that the Sherwood Demonstration Garden will provide the public with a hands-on, interactive experience about research-based, sustainable gardening practices specific to the west slope of El Dorado County, appropriate for all ages and cultures, and reflective of a variety of environments and gardening experiences.

There are 16 individual demonstrations gardens ranging from the Shade Garden to the Rock Garden and everything in between!

Come on in!


El Dorado Center - Folsom Lake College
6699 Campus Drive
Placerville, CA 95667

Hours of Operation: 

Weekly - Fridays/Saturdays
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. April through October 

2nd Saturday classes, April and May 9:00 - 11:00 
2nd Saturday classes, June - Sept 8:00 - 10:00 

Garden is CLOSED if forecast of rain is 60% or higher from 9am - 12pm
Check the weather forecast here

Folsom Lake College charges a $2 parking fee 7 days a week. Exact change required.

For garden tour schedule, please contact Carolyn Gravelle at 530-306-5153 or fort.cluck@gmail.com

*** No dogs allowed ***

Map of Sherwood Demonstration Garden


Need a map of all 16 gardens
for your visit?


Download map here

Thank You

to all our donors.

We couldn't have done it without you!

Please visit our donor page

What's happening now!

Spring Has Sprung, More To Come!

Spring Plant Sale Flyer 2019

Download the 2019 Spring Plant Sale list of plants

Daffodils in the Cottage Garden
Daffodils in the Cottage Garden

Helebore 'Lenton Rose' in the Shade Garden
Helebore 'Lenton Rose' in the Shade Garden

Take A Tour!

The Sherwood Demonstration Garden is open to the public Fridays and Saturdays from 9am to noon.

The SDG is comprised of 16 individual themed gardens. All plantings are designed around low-water, low maintenance plants that do well in El Dorado County. Several gardens address challenges such as gardening in shade and under oak trees, plants for wet soil, or sunny rocky areas. There is also a Japanese Garden, a Rose Garden, and a Cottage Garden. Something for everyone!

*** FREE *** guided tours by our docents are available to groups. A group can be a club or organization. Our website has contact information, directions, and web pages for each of the 16 gardens, including plant lists that can be downloaded for you to use as a guide for your own garden.

(college charges a $2 parking fee)

Webmaster Email: rkcleveland@ucanr.edu