UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
University of California
UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County

Fair Oaks Horticulture Center

11549 Fair Oaks Boulevard (Map/Directions)
Fair Oaks, CA 95628

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Monday, December 6
Monday, December 13
Monday, December 20
Monday, December 27

Enjoy the colorful light display at the extraordinary Water-Efficient Landscape Gardens in the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.  The gardens will be open and lights on for an evening stroll every Monday in December from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Admission is FREE but canned food donations are encouraged with barrels located at the entry. 

As a special treat, the children from Fair Oaks Preschool will be caroling in the gardens from 5:00 to 5:30 p.m. on December 6 and 13.

Stay tuned for special pop-up events accompanying the Bright Lights, Garden Delights.  In collaboration with the Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District.


The Fair Oaks Horticulture Center was established in 1998 as a Sacramento County UC Cooperative Extension project.  Collaborators include the Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District, who graciously provides the land, water, and electricity, and the Regional Water Authority. 

Master Gardeners maintain the one-acre center and hold periodic workshops (schedule).  The center includes a water-efficient landscape, an orchard, a table grape vineyard, berries, a vegetable garden, herbs, and a compost and vermiculture demonstration area.

At our January workshop, you will learn how to prune just about everything.  Come to open garden days and go at your own pace through the various demonstration areas.  Ask us about problems in your garden, and we'll give you answers and advice.  And don't miss Harvest Day held the first Saturday in August!

  • Reservations are not necessary for our events
  • Fair Oaks Horticulture Center is in Fair Oaks Park (Map/Directions)
  • Sorry, service dogs only are allowed in the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
  • Tax-deductible donations gratefully accepted
  • Questions?  Call 916-876-5338

In the video below, Judy McClure, Master Gardener Program Coordinator, describes some of the activities that take place at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.

4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento, CA 95827       Master Gardener Phone:  916.876.5338             Fax:  916.875.6233

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