The demonstration garden at Rogers Farm is a showcase for creative theme gardens, unique plant varieties, innovative designs, and prolific vegetable gardens. Maintained by Master Gardener Volunteers since 1994, the intent is to demonstrate proper gardening practices and inspire both the novice and seasoned gardener. The gardens are open to the public between dawn and dusk, 7 days a week. Free educational programs are hosted in the garden throughout the growing season. No registration is required. All programs are held rain or shine. In poor weather, programs will be offered in the large red barn across the street from the gardens.
Ask a Master Gardener!
Every Tuesday evening, June 4 – August 27
Bring your gardening questions 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. and we’ll be happy to help.
Art in the Garden
Tuesday, August 20th at 6:00 p.m.
Celebrate the beauty and magic of the demonstration garden. Activities for all ages include: interactive demonstrations, live musicians, poetry, and delicious food.
Dividing Perennials – with a special focus on Iris
Tuesday, September 10th at 6:00 p.m.
Fall is an excellent time to divide many of your cherished perennials. In this workshop, Mary Betts will be showing participants how to divide different types of iris and Kate Garland will bring a few other examples of perennials to divide in the fall.
Directions to Rogers Farm:
From I-95 take exit 193. Turn right onto Stillwater Ave, at the third traffic light take a left onto Bennoch Road. Travel 1.5 miles. The demonstration garden will be on your right across from the University Research Farm. You will see the farm buildings on your left.
We gratefully acknowledge the following supporters for making the 2012 season a success:
Ellis’ Nursery – Hudson, ME
Windswept Gardens – Bangor, ME
Hutchings Greenhouse – Bradley, ME
Dr. Lois Berg-Stack – UMaine Cooperative Extension – Orono, ME
Master Gardener Volunteers – Penobscot County
Tractor Supply – Bangor, ME
Home Depot – Bangor, ME
Calkin’s Farm Stand – Hampden, ME
Johnny’s Selected Seeds
Renee’s Garden Seeds
John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds
Image Description: Sign at Rogers Farm