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Garden Talks, Info Table, & Kids Korner – Spring El Paso Home & Garden Show

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Logo for the 2024 Spring Home & Garden Show

Master Gardener Information Table

Home Show Info TablePlant Questions? El Paso Master Gardeners have the answers. You’ll find them at our Information Table at El Paso’s Home & Garden Show. Bring your questions to our Information Table where we’ll be happy to help you and share our informative brochures.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service training provides El Paso County Master Gardeners with research-based horticulture information and resources as a foundation for our wide range of experiences in gardening in the El Paso. Certified Master Gardeners and Master Gardener Interns share that knowledge with members of the community who visit our Information Tables at many public events throughout the year. The Information Tables are stocked with a wealth of free publications on growing vegetables, gardening, and landscaping.


Kids Korner for Children

Kids Korner Table at the Home & Garden Show

Children’s Activities at Kids Korner with El Paso County Master Gardeners (El Paso County Master Gardeners Facebook)

You’re invited to visit and enjoy the El Paso Master Gardeners’ Kids Korner! On Saturday, February 17, and Sunday, February 18, we’re featuring fun gardening-related activities such as the Are You Smarter than an Insect? trivia game, a seed guessing game, and the fabulous Read & Grow Garden and Library!

Stay a while to play our newest game of BUG-O, a fun “loteria” game or craft a Lady Bug while learning fun facts about good bugs versus bad bugs in the garden. You might get cozy while a Master Gardener reads garden-themed story books. We look forward to learning with you about gardens in the Kids Korner!


Master Gardeners on the Home Show Garden Stage

Jan Petrzelka & Art Corral_2018 Fall Home Show

Master Gardener Speakers, Jan Petrzelka and Art Corral, at the Home & Garden Show (El Paso County Master Gardeners Facebook)

Master Gardeners love gardening and love to share information about gardening. El Paso Master Gardeners will be at the El Paso Home & Garden show to talk about gardening topics developed using research-based information and resources from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.





El Paso 2024 Spring Garden Stage Schedule
Seminar times and features subject to change.

Saturday, February 17          10:00 am-6:00 pm
11:00 AM Growing Herbs in El Paso

By: Patricia Hughes and Patty Ellithorp

Join Master Gardeners Patricia Hughes and Patty Ellithorp in their presentation about herbs and how to grow them. Learn how to plant, propagate, and prune herbs. Expand your culinary experience by growing and using home-grown herbs.

1:00 PM Trees in the Desert

By: Dannye Hammond

Join Master Gardener Dannye Hammond and learn how to find the best and better-suited types of trees for our desert eco-region. Let’s learn how to select trees, take care of them, how to efficiently water them, and more.

3:00 PM Preparing Your Garden for Spring  

By: Eddie Rascon

Get your garden “READY FOR SPRING!”. Join Eduardo Rascon (Eddie), the Horticulture Extension Agent for El Paso County, and learn how to approach your dormant garden in the spring, prepare your raised beds, fruit trees, and other landscape areas.


Sunday, February 18          11:00 am-5:00 pm
12:00 PM Roses in the Desert: A Cautionary Tale

By: Jan DeCrescenzo

Join our very own Master Gardener and Certified Rosarian, Jan DeCrescenzo, for her presentation on roses. She will be talking about general rose care, rose cultivars, how different types of roses grow, as well as how to prune, fertilize, and more.

2:00 PM Homegrown Tomatoes: You Can’t Buy ‘Em

By: Robin Scofield

Learn how to grow your own tomatoes at home. There is NO substitute for homegrown tomatoes, and we often think it is hard to grow them here in the desert. Join Master Gardener and Vegetable Specialist, Robin Scofield, to learn how to prepare and care for your tomato plants to give you a successful growing season.

Note: While the El Paso Home & Garden Show is free this year, there will be a $10 fee for the available on-site parking.  See the Parking section of this website page to find a $3 discount coupon for parking. Note that parking payments will be CASHLESS ONLY: Credit Card, Google Pay, and Apple Pay accepted.



Top photo credit: Master Gardeners Cathy Parker and Julia Bailey at an Information Table (El Paso County Master Gardeners Facebook)


February 17
10:00 am - 6:00 pm


El Paso County Master Gardeners
(915) 771-2354


El Paso Convention Center
One Civic Center Plaza
El Paso, TX United States
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