The Big Country Master Gardener’s Association is a group of local residents who love to learn and teach others about all things gardening. We support and assist our local TexasAgriLife Extension service by providing the Big Country community with information on good gardening practices through education programs, news articles, media, presentations made to are organizations, and through our responses to Ask a Master Gardener over the phone and internet.
Abilene and surrounding areas offer unique challenges with our soil, precipitation, wind, and sun. Our BCMGA chapter is made up of both experienced and novice gardeners, all of whom want to share what they have to offer with the public to benefit our community.
If you’d like to know more about becoming a Master Gardener, please check out more of our website. Watch our calendar for our annual Spring Plant Sale, as well as educational programs and projects we lead. We would love to have you join us!
Saturday October 29 9 AM to Noon 1725 ACU Drive (Williams Performing Arts Center Lobby) Join the Big Country Master Gardeners to learn about: Attracting songbirds to your garden Monarchs & Milkweeds Tips for photographing nature Cost is $20 per person. To pay with cash or check, complete the Registration form and bring payment toTaylor County Extension, 1982 Lytle Way, Abilene, TX 79602 325-672-6048 To pay online with a credit card, click here.
Get started with some great additions to your Spring landscape and garden! Join us Saturday for our Spring Plant Sale. With over 300 varieties of plants that thrive in the Big Country, you’re sure to find something you will love. Master Gardeners will be on hand to provide guidance as you select and purchase your plants. The sale begins at 8 AM in the Modern Living Mall of the Taylor County Expo Center. Come early to enjoy the best selection. Check out the attached list to see what… Read More →
When purchasing plants there are a few things key to consider before heading out to make your selections. Read on for a few tips from Master Gardener Audrey Gillespie: