Coming Events

May 30, 2015 – Home Garden Tour

Once again the Smith County Master Gardeners will host their annual Home Garden Tour.  Four home owners have opened their gardens for viewing from 9 AM – 3 PM.   RODDY 5

McIntyre/Grubbs Garden – 7020 Ridge Place Circle

Pannett Garden – 3612 Silverwood Drive

McGuire Garden – 922 S. College Avenue

Roddy Garden – 17317 Highway 31 East


For in-garden photos go to 2015 MG Garden tour

Advance Tickets on sale thru May 29 in Tyler at: Brookshire’s Grocery – 100 Rice Road, Potpourri House – 3320 Troup Highway, Blue Moon Gardens – 13062 FM 279, Chandler, Rubicon Wild Birds – 19456 Hwy. 155 South, Flint, Extension Office – 1517 W. Front, Suite 116. Tickets in advance $10 – on tour day $12.

Order by Mail before May 22: MG Garden Tour, 13270 Oak Hill Lane, Flint TX 75762.

June 2, 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:

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.

June 4, 2015 – Dedication of  “A Woman’s Touch” 1 PM IDEA Garden

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Sue Adee

Sue Adee

This beautiful bronze statue “A Women’s Touch”  was donated by John Adee to the IDEA Garden in memory of his wife Sue, to honor her commitment to the garden, its development, maintenance and preservation.

Join the Smith County Master Gardeners at the garden at 1 PM on June 4th for the dedication ceremony.

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.

For more details and a registration form, go to Jewels in the Garden

June 13, 2015 – Rainwater Harvesting Workshop –  Ben Gill Park, Terrell, TX

Workshop offered to the public at no charge. From 9:00 AM to Noon.  Workshop will include Rainwater Harvesting Basics, Drip Irrigation Basics and learn how to construct a rain barrel.

For complete details-click here for Rainwater Harvesting brochure.

June 25, 2015 – Horticulture Field Day

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Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center at Overton, TX – Free event

  • 8:30—10:30 AM—Tour of Ornamental Trials at North Farm area.
  • 10:30—1145 AM—Tour of Ornamental Trials at Main Building
  • 11:45 AM-l:00 PM– Lunch (sponsored BBQ) at the Main Building
  • 1:00 –2:45 PM—Presentations at the Main Building

More information, including map, at Field Day at Overton

September 19, 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.

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

 W. WelchTyler 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.

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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