Tahoe Resource Conservation District

Lake Tahoe’s Demonstration Gardens

Come learn, enjoy and contribute to our beautiful Lake Tahoe demonstration gardens.  These demonstration gardens illustrate successful, environmentally-friendly landscaping techniques and provide a venue for community inspiration and education.

At the gardens you’ll find demonstrations for:

  • Water efficient landscaping and irrigation efficiency
  • Water quality and erosion control Best Management Practices
  • Native and Tahoe-adapted plants
  • Soil restoration and revegetation
  • Fire defensible space
  • Forest health and ecology
  • Vegetable gardening and composting
  • Wildlife habitat enhancement
  • Turf alternatives

The Lake Tahoe and Angora Community/Evans Family Gardens continue to expand and are maintained through generous donations, volunteer efforts and agency partner collaboration. 

learning event Evans Family Garden

LTCC Demonstation Garden

Angora Community / Evans Family Garden

 The Angora Community Demonstration Garden is located at 1383 Mt. Olympia Circle in South Lake Tahoe. Use of this property was granted to the Tahoe RCD by the Evans family after the Angora Fire for the development of a garden, in place of their former home, where the community would learn and enjoy the beauty of their Tahoe native plants and environment. Under the direction of the Tahoe RCD, hard-working volunteers and generous donors have been responsible for the development and maintenance of this project.

Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden at
Lake Tahoe Community College

Prior to 1990, this seven acre site near Trout Creek and its meadow was severely disturbed from human activity. Its bare and eroding, compacted soils were actively contributing to the decline of water quality in the creek and to the loss of lake clarity. Now it is a thriving, functional landscape where community members, students and visitors can enjoy and learn about Tahoe’s unique environment.

The Ledbetter Terrace at the Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden is available to rent for your special occasion. For reservations contact, Tahoe Dream Events at 530.577.6027 or http://www.tahoedreamevents.com

Partner Demonstration Gardens

North Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden at Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village For information, visit http://www.demogarden.org

Eriksson Education Center at the UC Davis Field Station and Historic Fish Hatchery, Tahoe City

For information, email tercinfo@ucdavis.edu or call 775.881.7566