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Gardening - Rogers Farm Demonstration Garden

Sign at Rogers Farm

Photo by Ivonne Vazquez

The demonstration garden at Rogers Farm is a showcase for creative theme gardens, unique plant varieties, innovative designs, and prolific vegetable gardens. Planned, planted and 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 located at 914 Bennoch Road in Old town and 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. For more information or a reasonable accommodation, please contact Kate Garland 942-7396 katherine.garland@maine.edu .

Open House 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Every Tuesday night at Rogers Farm

Bring your gardening questions or just come for a stroll and inspiration. Come often, the garden offers new sights weekly!

Growing Great Tomatoes at Rogers Farm
June 26th, 6-7 p.m. with Dr. Mark Hutton, UMaine Cooperative Extension Vegetable Specialist

Participants will learn tips and tricks to improve their success with growing one of the most beloved players in the home vegetable garden. Hutton will demonstrate different tomato trellising, staking, and pruning methods. He’ll also discuss important topics such as selecting the right varieties, managing insect pests, and minimizing disease pressure.

Fall Field Day at Rogers Farm  
September 8th  10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Stay tuned for details!

Directions to Rogers Farm – 914 Bennoch Road, Old Town, ME 04468:

From I-95 take exit 193. From south, turn right (north, turn left) 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 season a success:

For more information on visiting, learning, or volunteering at the garden, please contact Laurie Bowen (laurie.bowen@maine.edu) or Kate Garland (katherine.garland@maine.edu). Everyone is welcome, no previous experience required.


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