Coming Events

 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 21-22, 2015 – Landscape Design School

The George Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University will be the site of the school.  The school is sponsored by Texas garden Clubs, Inc. & the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.

Registration for the course will be $145 by September 1st and $165 after that. Registration forms and the tentative schedule may be obtained at aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/southergarden.


September 22-25, 2015 International Master Gardener Conference

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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 http://mastergardener.unl.edu/imgc2015 for more information.


September 25 – October 4, 2015 – East Texas State Fair 

This is the 100th E.T. State Fair and the 3rd year of the State Fair Horticulture Show.ET State Fair

AgriWorld offers a unique educational opportunity to help students relate the foods, fibers, and other products they use each day to the industry that produces them. Within AgriWorld, students can experience the Secret Garden, Country Life, Wildlife Wonders and learn about the Science of Agriculture in My Community.

October 2 -4, 2015 – State Fair Horticulture Show in its 3rd year. New divisions added include: Botanical Beauties (Cut specimens) and Grandma’s Garden (Fruit, Nuts and Vegetables – a great place to show off your pumpkins, gourds and other fall vegetables and fruits).  Rules for the contest are available at http://www.etstatefair.com/events/2015/horticulture-showDeadline for registration is September 15, 2015.


October 3, 2015 – Fabulous Fall Festival Plant Sale

SFA LogoSFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host its annual Fabulous Fall Festival Plant Sale from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in historic Nacogdoches.

A wide variety of hard-to-find, “Texas tough” plants will be available, including Texas natives, heirlooms, tropicals, perennials, shrubs, trees, and exclusive SFA introductions. Most of the plants are extensively trialed in the gardens before being offered to the public, and most are produced by the SFA Gardens staff and volunteers.

The public is encouraged to arrive early and bring a wagon. For more information, call (936) 468-4404, or visit www.sfagardens.sfasu.edu two weeks before the sale for a list of available plants.


 October 10, 2015 – Fall Conference & Bulb/Plant 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 .

S. Richter 2This year’s featured speaker is Skip Richter,  Harris County Extension Agent – Horticulture. The subject of his presentation will be “Building Soil & Controlling Pests Nature’s Way”.

Registration 8:30 a.m. Conference 9 a.m.  Sale time 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.


October 23 & 24, 2015 – The Southern Garden Symposium

With featured speakers like LSU Ag Center’s Allen Owings, award winning floral designer Scott Hasty and noted author Larry Mellichamp, no other gardening program brings together top quality speakers and historic plantation settings as well as the Southern Garden Symposium in St. Francisville, Louisiana.

For complete program information and registration forms, visit www.SouthernGardenSymposium.org


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

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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.


May 17-19, 2016 – Texas Master Gardener State Conference

Save the date! Mark your calendars for the 2016 Texas Master Gardener State Conference at beautifulbubs-and-bark-logo-f-72-dpi-_Large Myers Park and Event Center in McKinney, Texas. The Collin County Master Gardeners Association cordially invites you to come and join us to celebrate Buds and Bark: Earth-Kind® in the Park.

Please visit the Colin County website for up-to-date information or via email subscription for up-to-date information. We are currently putting together a conference-specific Facebook page for updates. We look forward to seeing you in 2016.

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