Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden
The garden demonstrates successful landscaping and gardening at Lake Tahoe. It is a thriving alpine garden and a great spot for students to enjoy Tahoe's unique environment.
The garden is part of a community partnership designed to protect and preserve the Lake Tahoe basin by showcasing landscapes to:
Best Management Practices (BMPs) site
This site demonstrates methods to minimize erosion and control runoff. Workshops on implementing best management practices are held during the spring. For more information on workshops check the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency website.
In 1984 a single individual envisioned what is now a flourishing seven-acre garden that showcases attractive native and adapted plants while using conservation techniques in order to address water quality concerns. This site was originally very disturbed by human activity serving as a borrow pit for the construction of roads and later as a recreation area for off road vehicles. Its bare compacted soils supported little vegetation and directly contributed sediment into Lake Tahoe via Trout Creek. Construction began in the spring of 1990 with a grand opening in 1991. Now it is a thriving, functional landscape where the community and visitors can enjoy and learn about Tahoe's unique environment. The garden continues to expand and make improvements through generous donations and agency partner collaboration.
Special Events: The Ledbetter Terrace is now available for your special occasion up to 150 people. Reservations are available on weekends from May through October by contacting Tahoe Dream Events at 530-577-6027, www.tahoedreamevents.com.
Public garden events are posted online at www.tahoercd.org
Special thank you to the following organizations for their continued support and dedication to the garden:
Green Thumb Events: 2014 Schedule
These free workshops are sure to help you get the most out of your garden. All workshops take place on Mondays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m at the LTCC Demonstration Garden Ledbetter Terrace. Workshops are sponsored by UCCE Master Gardeners of Lake Tahoe. These workshops are presented by the Lake Tahoe Master Gardeners.
For more information, please contact the MGLT Workshop Coordinator at (530) 543-1501 ext. 101 during normal business hours or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
How you can help: