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The Volunteer Display Gardens are public gardens located on the grounds of WSU Mount Vernon NWREC. They are open to visitors year round, from dawn to dusk. The gardens occupy about 10 acres of land, and are maintained by volunteers from several western Washington gardening groups including:

The purpose of the Garden is to provide educational opportunities for the public through viewing and hands-on gardening experiences.

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Driving directions to NWREC.

Garden parking is in the gravel lot immediately west of the main building.

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Pictures from NWREC Volunteer Gardens

Garden gazebo surrounded by plants.

WSU Master Gardener Discovery Garden

Colorful mix of flowers.
Blue irises.

Salal Chapter, Washington Native Plant Society Garden

Native plants surround a seating bench.
Covered bench next to young evergreens.

Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation Garden

Entry trellis flanked by fruit trees.