Galveston County Home Orchard Tour

Three fruit orchards are on the tour this year. Vegetable gardens at each site will also be open. The tour sites contain a wide variety of fruit trees, ranging from a peach orchard in Dickinson, the Galveston County Master Gardener Discovery Garden Orchard in La Marque, and a sizeable home orchard in Santa Fe. Click... Read More →

Arranging Fresh & Artificial Flowers – Gulf Coast Gardening seminar

Galveston County Master Gardener Jackie Auer will demonstrate and explain the basic techniques of fresh and artificial flower arranging. She has produced arrangements for the retail market, as well as for individuals. ***ATTENDEES ARE ASKED TO BRING A VASE AND CHOICE OF ARTIFICIAL OR FRESH FLOWERS FOR HANDS-ON ARRANGING*** To register and for more information:... Read More →

Blackberry Culture – Gulf Coast Gardening seminar

Presented by Horticulture Agent Stephen Brueggerhoff, we will explore blackberry cultivation including varieties (thorned and thornless), growth habit and seasonal pruning, trellising systems and fertilization. You will learn about soil preparation and planting, as well as disease and pest management. Registration is required. To register and for more information: If special program accommodations by... Read More →

Fabulous Figs! – Gulf Coast Gardening seminar

Join Horticulture Agent Stephen Brueggerhoff for a presentation exploring fig culture in Galveston County. We will cover the rich history of fig production in our county, discover growth habit, fruiting, varieties and maintenance. We will visit our Discovery Garden Orchard to check out our collection of figs, and if the fruit is willing we’ll sample... Read More →