Coming Events

October 25th - East Texas Garden Lecture Series

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Smith County, invites you to participate in the last two seminars of the 2014 series, addressing the following topics (see below). Bring your questions, a Q/A session is scheduled at the end of each session. Cost for each is $15, payable at the door.

 Register at 8:30 AM,  program starts at 9:00 AM. Lectures approximate 2 hours unless noted.  Both programs will be at the Tyler Rose Garden Center.

Greg GrantOct 25 - “Forgotten & Underutilized Plants for East Texas” - Greg Grant - Greg is a horticulturist, naturalist, garden writer, and plant developer from Arcadia, Texas. He has introduced many superior plants to southern horticulture, and is one of the most knowledgeable plants-men in the region. He is co-author of “Heirloom Gardening in the South”, and he’ll discuss choice plants for the home landscape.

David CreechNov 15 - “Japanese Maples” & “Adapted Trees for Every Landscape” - Dave Creech Dave is director of the SFA Mast Arboretum in Nacogdoches, and has a passion for ornamental woody plants. The arboretum has one of the largest collections of Japanese maples in the region, and he’ll share his favorites. In addition, he’ll discuss a wide selection of other trees adapted to the East Texas region, many which are not frequently seen in our area.

April 16-18, 2015 – Texas Master Gardener Conference

2015 MG Cong

The Texas Master Gardener Conference for 2015 will be held at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton, Texas. This event will start April 16 and conclude on the 18th. More information will be available soon. Please check back at…

September 22-25, 2015International 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.



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