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 →

Summer Pruning Fruit Trees

Summer pruning fruit trees is a must to maintain tree health and promote next year’s production. Join Texas Master Gardener Robert Marshall and Extension Horticulture Agent Stephen Brueggerhoff to learn best methods for pruning peach, pear and plum. Included is a review of fruit tree species growth and habit, open center versus central leader pruning,... Read More →

Growing Strawberries 2022

Presented by Galveston County Master Gardener Robert Marshall, we will explore the history of strawberries in our area and give you expert advice to help you successfully grow strawberries in Galveston County.  Marshall will include the correct time to plant, the best varieties for this area, and planting bare root vs plugs.  He will also... Read More →

Plumeria Propagation Workshop

Galveston County Master Gardener Loretta Osteen will lead a hands-on workshop demonstrating the propagation methods for Plumeria from cuttings and seeds. You'll also learn how to make a Hawaiian Lei with Plumeria blooms. ***NOTE LOCATION: Master Gardener Discovery Garden in Carbide Park, 4102 Main St (FM519), La Marque, 77568*** Registration is closed as we have... Read More →