Coming Events

May 5, 2015 - 1st Tuesday in the Garden

The IDEA Garden First Tuesday in the Garden Series is an informative lecture series covering gardeningSpeaker topics suitable for a particular month. The lectures are held on the patio in the IDEA garden, which is located in the southeast corner of Tyler’s Rose Garden starting at noon. There is limited seating. You may want to bring a lawn chair for your comfort. The lecture will run for about 30 minutes followed by a question and answer session. The dates for the spring “First Tuesdays” are as follows:

May 5: Getting Ready for Hot Weather;

June 2: Did She Say, “Cut Off Their Heads?” – Summer Perennial Care.

Lectures are sponsored by the Smith County Master Gardeners Association
and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.  Contact: (903) 590-2980.

May 30, 2015 – Home Garden Tour

Once again the Smith County Master Gardeners will host their annual Home Garden Tour.  This year four home owners have opened their gardens for viewing.   The gardens include:

  • Jill & Dick Grubbs, 7020 Ridge Place Circle
  • Sandy Pannett, 3612 Silverwood Drive
  • Brian & Sue McGuire, 922 S. College Avenue
  • Kenneth & Joyce Roddy, 17317 Highway 31 East

 June 6, 2015 - “Jewels in the Garden” Regional MG Conference

Jewels logo copyThe Smith County Master Gardeners proudly present a one day conference dedicated to the memory of Master Gardener Sue Adee, who passed away January 9, 2015.

The conference will be at Tyler’s Rose Garden Center. Nick Staddon, director of the New Plants Team at Monrovia, will be the featured speaker.

Other speakers are Tom LeRoy, retired Extension Agent Horticulture in Montgomery County  and Steve Huddleston, Senior Horticulturalist at the Ft. Worth Botanic Garden.

September 19, 2015 – 2015 E. T. Garden Lecture Series

W. Welch

 Tyler Rose Garden Center

  Dr. William C. Welch - Redesigning Your Garden – Give Your Landscape Pizazz!   Q & A following the lecture.

  Registration 8:30 AM – Lecture begins at 9:00 AM – Tickets are $15 each.

September 22-25, 2015 - International Master Gardener Conference


In the fall of 2015, the conference will be co-hosted by Iowa and Nebraska. Master Gardeners from these states are pleased to welcome Master Gardeners from all over to get a glimpse of “Horticultural Horizons in the Heartland”. Plan to come to Council Bluffs/Omaha September 22-25, 2015 to see what we mean. And while you’re in the area, think about signing up for the pre-conference tour around Nebraska and the post-conference tour through Iowa to see additional horticultural sites outside the Omaha metro area. We look forward to hosting you!  Go to for more information.

October 10, 2015 – Fall Conference & Bulb Sale

Each year the Smith County Master Gardeners offer a gardening conference at Harvey Hall, followed by a bulb sale where, in addition to bulbs, a lot of other interesting plants, shrubs and trees are offered .  More details will be available here later this year.

 October 24, 2015 – 2015 E. T. Garden Lecture Series

J. Barnes

 Tyler Rose Garden Center

Dr. Jared Barnes - Herbaceous Design – Incorporating Annuals & Perennials  into Your Garden.  Q & A following the lecture.

  Registration 8:30 AM – Lecture begins at 9:00 AM – Tickets are $15 each.

November 14, 2015 – 2015 E. T. Garden Lecture Series

D. Creech

Tyler Rose Garden Center

Dr. David Creech – Camellias – The Winter Garden Shouldn’t be Boring. Q & A    following lecture.

Registration 8:30 AM – Lecture begins at 9:00 AM – Tickets are $15 each.

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