Visit the Demonstration Gardens
Open to the public, the Demonstration Gardens are designed, planted and maintained by Extension Master Gardeners for the purpose of demonstrating sustainable gardening practices. These functional public gardens exhibit environmental stewardship and are beautiful too! Please drop by to visit anytime. You may see Extension Master Gardeners practicing gardening skills, teaching workshops and answering questions.
Freedom Park Demonstration Garden
Independence Park Demonstration Garden 1418 Armory Dr. Charlotte, NC
Independence Park Demonstration Garden is located at the Cooperative Extension offices near Central Piedmont Community College, off 7th Street. The Entry Garden, planted in 2010, provides a dramatic plantscape design lending visual interest and color to a 1940s-era cinder block building. The Sunny Side Garden shows how little space is needed to grow vegetables, which provide seasonal harvests that are distributed to nearby food pantries.
Surrounded by Independence Park, which features large fields, a playground and tennis courts, the Demonstration Garden provides a fitting example of how well sustainable design can serve commercial buildings.