Coming Events

July 21, 2016 – Henderson Co. MG’s Summer Series presents…

S. Chamblee

 “Texas Shade Gardens” with Steven Chamblee.  This special two hour presentation will be offered on Thursday July 21st at the Senior Citizens Center, 3344 Hwy. 31E, Athens (next to the Fairgrounds) from 5:30PM until 8:00PM.

This presentation is offered free and is open to the public.

September 10, 2016 – Garden Lecture

E. Vafaie

Erfan Vafaie, “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”

At the Rose Garden Center – Lecture part of the 2016 Garden Lectures Series, registration 8 AM, cost $45 for the series, single day ticket $15.


September 23 – October 2, 2016 – East Texas State FairAgriWorld logo 2016

Once again the Smith County Master Gardeners will participate in the AgriWorld exhibit at the fair with its Secret Garden display. This display provides children and adults with horticulture information. For more information go to 2016 AgriWorld.

October 8, 2016 – Bulbs & More Fall Conference & Sale

B. Heath

Brent Heath of Brent & Becky’s Bulbs  – “Bulbs for Southern Gardens”

At Harvey Convention Center, 2000 W. Front St. Tyler, TX

Registration 8:00 AM, Program 8:30 AM

Conference fee $15. Bulb and plant sale to follow – No admission fee.

November 1 – 4, 2016 – 2016 Southern Region Conference

Come to the 2016 Southern Region Master Gardener Conference in Arlington and Fort Worth, hosted by Tarrant County.  Texas is delighted to have been chosen to host this biennial conference.

Master Gardeners from thirteen southern states will come together to learn from gardening specialists, tour local sites and gardens, partake in The Cowboy Experience and be treated to some good old-fashioned Texan hospitality.

Our Capstone Speaker is actor Barry Corbin who will regale us with stories of growing up in West Texas and talk about drought and water conservation.  On the tours you can visit many glorious public, school and residential gardens, as well as the two sports facilities near the hotel.

For more information, follow this link and Read More .

November 12, 2016 – Garden Lecture

K. Tengler

Kyle Tengler, “Fruit & Vegetable Production” 

At the Rose Garden Center – Lecture part of the 2016 Garden Lectures Series, registration 8 AM, cost $15.


April 27-May 1, 2017 – 2017 TMGA Conference Cruise

2017 TMGA Conf logoWe are very excited to announce the launch of our 2017 Texas Master Gardener Conference! This is the first time we’re taking the conference on a cruise ship!  Come join us aboard the Carnival Liberty™ for four special days of education and fellowship, along with sun, fun and ocean waves!

Visit the conference website at: where you will find pricing, schedules, frequently asked questions (with answers!), terms and conditions, information on The Galveston Connection and so much more!

Update – Effective July 2nd, the deadline to register has been extended to July 20, 2016.

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