Coming Events

East Texas Garden Lecture Series

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Smith County, invites you to participate in 7 seminars, addressing the following topics (see below). Bring your questions, a Q/A session is scheduled at the end of each session. Registration is $15 (or $45 for a season pass to all 7 Lecture Series programs).

All programs register at 8:30 AM and start at 9:00 AM. Lectures approximate 2 hours unless noted.  All programs will be at the Tyler Rose Garden Center. For detailed information  on each lecture click on 2014 Garden Lecture Series Flyer.

The series schedule follows:

  • May 17 – “Saving Water with a Drip” - Drip irrigation basics and applications. Dotty Woodson and Brad McCullough
  • Sept 13 – “Enjoy Your Home Landscape -  Make Your Yard Fit Your Life”. David Gary, Master Gardener on Wheels
  • Oct 25 – “Forgotten & Underutilized Plants for East Texas”. Greg Grant
  • Nov 15 – “Japanese Maples” & “Adapted Trees for Every Landscape”. Dave Creech

May 17, 2014 – Saving Water With Drip - Drip Irrigation Basics and Applications

Come to this morning program at the Rose Garden Center where Brad McCullough, Licensed Irrigator with Ewing Irrigation, will explain, and then show, how a drip irrigation system can be easily installed to save you time and money. Part of the program will be in the IDEA Garden in the Tyler Rose Garden where they will show how easily an existing spray irrigation section can be retrofitted and converted to a drip system. Lecture ~ 45 – 60 minutes; hands-on demonstration 1 hour +.

June 7, 2014 - Annual Garden Tour 9 AM – 3 PM

Garden Gate copyA unique opportunity to view four private gardens and landscapes. This year’s gardens showcase a variety of landscaping styles and methods, ranging from a woodland setting to an intimate garden. Tickets $10 in advance. Cash or check only. $12 the day of tour, credit cards accepted day of the tour in gardens.

The gardens include:

  • Babin Garden – 207 Charnwood,
  • Powell Garden – 6913 Holly Tree Circle,
  • Thompson Garden – 1019 Santa Rosa
  • Rhodes Garden – 711 West Heritage.

Tickets on sale May 1 – June 6 at: Brookshire’s Grocery – 100 Rice Road, Potpourri House – 3320 Troup Highway, Blue Moon Gardens - 13062 FM 279, Chandler, Rubicon Wild Birds - 19456 Highway 155 South, Flint and at the Extension Office – 1517 W. Front, Suite 116.  Mail orders by June 1st to MG Garden Tour, 13270 Oak Hill Lane, Flint, TX 75762.

June 26, 2014 - Horticulture Field Day – Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Overton

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September 25-27, 2014 - Texas Master Gardener Conference


The 2014 Texas Master Gardener conference will be held in Odessa, hosted by the Permian Basin Master Gardeners. Visit the website at  for more information.

 October 21-24, 2014 - Southern Region Master Gardener Conference

Southern RegionInviting all gardeners! 2014 Southern Region MG Conference at Baton Rouge.  For information and registration go to…

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