Did you miss the Purdue Extension - Marion County Demonstration Garden at the Indiana State Fair? The garden is still open to the public until frost.
“The garden demonstrates how to grow food and ornamental plants,” says Steve Mayer, Extension Educator-Horticulture, for Purdue Extension-Marion County. “Gardeners can see and learn about plants adapted to Indiana and how to care for them.” Gardeners can see award-winning flowers and vegetables as well as vegetable gardening techniques such as raised beds.
The demonstration garden is designed, planted and maintained by Purdue Extension staff and Master Gardener volunteers. A small amount of produce is used for testing and demonstration purposes. However, most of the fresh vegetables are taken to a local food pantry.
The garden is an official All-America Selections (AAS) Flower and Vegetable Display Garden. It is the only AAS Display Garden in Indianapolis and one of only a half-dozen in Indiana.
The demonstration garden is located 350 feet east of Discovery Hall where the Purdue Extension-Marion County office is located. This is in the northwest corner of the Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 E. 38th St., Indianapolis, IN 46205.
There is no charge to view the garden. For directions or more information on the garden, call 317-275-9290, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The garden is also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PurdueIndyDemoGarden