The Demonstration Idea Garden (The DIG) is located beside the Brazos County office of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 2619 Hwy. 21 West, Bryan, TX 77803 and is maintained by Master Gardeners and Extension volunteers. Master Gardener, Maggie Boriski will host this site.
The first demonstration garden was dedicated on June 20, 1998. It originally consisted of 14 raised beds planted with perennials, annuals, herbs, vines and vegetables. Today the DIG consists of a Butterfly Garden, a Texas Superstar Garden, an Earth-Kind Rose Garden, Vegetable Garden, Composting area, and an Arboretum. Rainwater harvesting and drip irrigation are used to support the water needs of the gardens.
The main purpose of this garden is to demonstrate basic and environmentally sound gardening practices. Selected plants were locally adapted, watering is done with efficient techniques, pesticide and herbicide use is minimal and garden wastes are recycled into compost.