Madera County
University of California
Madera County

"Three Sisters" Demonstration Garden


IRIS purple

Come out and see the glorious irises in full bloom at the Three Sisters Demonstration Garden, maintained by the Madera County Master Gardeners. View the garden and blooming irises and place
your order for future pickup of rhizomes (Available for pickup in August)

To assist our public in having a safe viewing experience during the pandemic, this year we arerequiring reservations. Due to COVID-19, please review the following symptom check prior to coming; and if you are experiencing any symptoms, please do not attend.

Masks and 6 foot social distancing are required.

Reservations are required. We ask that when you arrive to the Three Sisters Demonstration Garden, park and walk to the entrance gate. You will be greeted by a Master Gardener volunteer and  due to social distancing guideline we may have to limit the number of people allowed in the garden. 




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.

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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(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!

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

Great Backyard Bird Count

Bird count
Three 2019 Master Gardeners - Cecelia (our expert) Carol and Hilary, met in The Three Sisters Demonstration Garden [maintained by the Madera Master
Gardeners on February 15, 2021. We spent about an hour walking through the garden, then along the row of eucalyptus trees through parking lot to the baseball playing field.
Using the eBird mobile app for entry, our team sighted 22 different birds and with a count of 410 birds.Click here to see list of birds. 

Map of Three Sisters Garden

Three Sisters Garden map

Garden Plan

Garden Plan

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