Demonstration Garden

Welcome to the Escambia County Demonstration Garden.

The garden was established in 1995 by a dedicated group of Master Gardener volunteers.  Since then, 11 demonstration areas have been created to help educate the community about plants that grow on the Gulf Coast and research-based horticulture practices.  Each year, Master Gardeners offer two garden festivals which are free to the public and feature talks and a plant sale. The gardens are located behind the Extension office at 3740 Stefani Road. Tour the Gardens.

  • Spring Garden Festival
    First Saturday in May, 8:00 a.m. - Noon
  • Vendor Day Plant Festival
    Saturday, May 14, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Green Thumb. Jamboree
    Second Saturday in October, 8:00 a.m. - Noon.

Entrance to gardenGazeboRose Garden

Featured Perennials

Cuphea llaeva 'Miss Priss'

Red Hot Poker

Oxeye Daisy'

Ground orchid
Salvia Indigo Spires
Salvia 'Indigo Spires



Featured Trees and Shrubs

Japanese maple 'Butterfly'
Japanese maple 'Butterfly'

'Limelight' Hydrangea

Knockout Rose

Fuji Waterfall Hydrangea

Pineapple Guava

Featured Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental Grasses
Ornamental Grasses featuring
Muhlenbergia dumosa
Muhlenbergia capillaris

Red Muhly grass