UC Master Gardeners of San Mateo & San Francisco
University of California
UC Master Gardeners of San Mateo & San Francisco

UC Master Gardener Program's Research Gardens at Elkus Ranch

At the UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Elkus Ranch Environmental Education Center on the coastside of San Mateo County, the UC Master Gardener Program of San Mateo & San Francisco Counties operates a Research Garden in a sunny plot of land along the Purisima Creek.

Each year, we test various edibles and ornamentals to see what might do well in Climate Zone 17. Our findings are posted here to help other home gardeners with information and advice.
Reseach Garden
Reseach Garden
14 raised beds
14 raised beds
Greenhouse 2015
Greenhouse 2015
Research Garden
Research Garden

-Photos by Mike Pettinari 2016

In 2011, we updated the Gardens with 14 new raised beds. To see how this was done, click here.

Vegetables/Herbs

Ornamentals

Landscaping

Other

 

MG in garden
distance shot, demo garden
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