Madera County
University of California
Madera County

"Three Sisters" Demonstration Garden

Iris Sale coming soon!

Fundraising for the garden and Master Gardener program. 

The Master Gardener program in Madera is offering their wonderful iris rhizones from the Three Sister’s Garden. Due to COVID 19 we were not able to have our annual fundraiser the Spring Garden Tour or the iris sale on the day of the tour. We are offering an online sale and drive by pick up is order to raise funds for the garden. This is all new to us and hope that you will purchase some of the iris from the garden and support the Madera Master Gardener program.

  • Form to order will be online soon:
  • Scheduled pick up time at garden will be assigned after you have made a purchase.
  • Information about how to care and plant the iris will be in your bag and a website page also.
  • Want to donate but do not want the plants? 


Three Sisters Demonstration Garden

Three Sisters Garden


The Three Sisters Demonstration Garden is a large project developed by University of California Cooperative Extension Madera County Master Gardener's program in collaboration with Madera Community College Center as a permanent resource for residents of Madera County.

Developments to date has been made possible by considerable community support.

All monies raised from the annual Madera County Master Gardener Glorious Garden Tour goes to support the demonstration garden.

Map of Three Sisters Garden

Three Sisters Garden map

Visit the Garden

Three Sisters Demonstration Garden (behind Madera Community College Center)
30277 Avenue 12
Madera, CA 93638
(559) 675-7879 Ext. 7210 (by appt. only)

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Little Free Library

Little Free Library Madera garden
Madera Master Gardeners had been busy preparing their Three SistersDemonstration Garden for the 2020 spring Garden Tour. Since that did notcome to pass, here are couple of the highlights we had hoped to showcase.

Little Free Library: To give back to the Community and support education -after all our Garden is on college grounds, a Little Free Library (Charter
#99333) was added. The Library was hand built and installed by Jim.
Little Free Libraries are a global phenomenon. The small book exchanges
number 60,000 around the world in 80 countries — from Iceland to Tasmaniato Pakistan. Now, our Little Free Library will join the movement to share books, bring people together and create communities of readers. We had hoped to host a grand-opening party as part of the Garden Tour, so that might be in the plans for the 2021 Tour. To learn more, please visit

MCCCD branding
(Parking on campus is available in 3 parking lots: Parking Lot A, Parking Lot B, and Parking Lot C. Daily parking lot passes are available for $1.00 from our parking lot kiosks.)

Certified Wildlife Habitat with the National Wildlife Federation

WildlifeHabitat Madera Garden
Wildlife Habitat: In October 2019, The Three Sisters Garden became a Certified Wildlife Habitat with the National Wildlife Federation (Certification #236311)
Human activity has changed and eliminated habitat, locally, and on the
global scale, and birds, butterflies, and other wildlife are pushed into
ever-shrinking wilderness areas. Providing a sustainable habitat for
wildlife begins with plants. Creating a wildlife garden reverses some of
the human-caused habitat destruction that is hurting wildlife. Our wildlife
garden includes and what a Wildlife Habitat needs: Food (seeds, nectar,
fruit, pollen), Water, Cover, Places to raise young, and Sustainable
Practices. How one manages their garden can have an effect on the health of the soil, air, water, and habitat for native wildlife as well as the human
community. To learn more visit:

That is it for now, but we have more projects in the works!

Garden Plan

Garden Plan

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