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 →

Growing Upwards: Vertical Gardening

Galveston County Master Gardener Kevin Lancon will explore benefits of vertical gardening. Kevin will discuss different structures and systems just right for limited space, veggie varieties that climb to the top of the list, and best approach for getting started. Registration is required. To register and for more information: If special program accommodations by... Read More →

Summer Sundown Sale – online

We will have fruit and citrus trees, tomatoes and perennial varieties available for purchase. Shop NOON TO NOON September 9 – September 10 online. Visit the Galveston County Master Gardeners’ online store for more details –

Herbs for the Gulf Coast Garden 2022

Galveston County Master Gardeners Briana Etie & Nancy Langston-Noh will present hands on demonstrations in propagation techniques and make tussie mussies. They will also share herb uses, preservation techniques and tips for growing herbs in our Gulf Coast Gardens. Registration required. *Registration is limited 35 participates* Click here to register for the workshop   If... Read More →

Bakcyard Citrus – Gulf Coast Gardening Series Seminar

Galveston County Master Gardener and citrus expert Robert Marshall’s presentation will feature citrus tree varieties for our area, rootstocks, nutrients, disease (citrus canker and citrus greening), insect problems, control of birds and critters, and freeze protection. Registration is required. To register and for more information: If special program accommodations by participants are needed, please... Read More →

Galveston County Master Gardener Fall Festival

Come join for fun, food and discovery October 8 from 9am to 2 pm, celebrating community at our Galveston County Master Gardener Fall Festival and Plant Sale. Located at our Discovery Garden in Carbide Park, 4102 Main St, La Marque, you can enjoy: Plant sale offering Master Gardener grown plants, fall veggies, herbs, plumeria, snaptinis,... Read More →