Coming Events

April 28, 2018 – A Garden Tour – Minden, LA

Trails & Trellises presented by the Piney Hill LA Master Gardeners, 9 AM until 3 PM, rain or shine. Four beautiful gardens, Minden, Doyline, Homer and Haynesville. Tickets $10 in advance or $12 at any garden the day of the tour.  Plant sale and vendors at the Teaching Garden in front of the Webster Parish Extension Office at 1202 Homer Road, Minden LA.  For advance tickets e-mail: 

May 5, 2018 – McLennan County MG Plant Sale – 8AM to 3PM

Large variety of plants grown by McLennan County MGs.

Westview Village Shopping Center, 551 N. Valley Mills Dr., Waco, TX 76710

May 8 – 10, 2018 Longleaf Academy – Lufkin, TX

Experts in longleaf management and ecology from The Longleaf Alliance and partners will lead attendees in this 2.5 day course consisting of both classroom lectures and field instruction in “all things longleaf”.

Texas Forestry Association, 1903 Atkinson Drive, Lufkin, TX 75901.  Cost $150 includes materials, field trip transportation and lunch each day. For more information contact Longleaf Alliance at 334-427-1029 or email

May 11, 2018 – Master Gardeners at the Library

This free lecture at the Tyler Public Library will be presented by Master Gardener Debby Watkins at 11:30 AM. The title of her presentation is Sex in the Garden – All About Propagation.

May 23 – 25, 2018 MG Specialist Training Greenhouse Management

Training to become a resource person on greenhouse management in the community.

Hill Country MGs, Kerrville, Texas – Cost $185 – Registration deadline May 1st – For more information contact Duane Robinson 936-355-8215 or at

June 2, 2018 – Annual Garden Tour – 9 AM – 3 PM

A unique opportunity to view five private gardens and landscapes. This year’s gardens showcase a variety of landscaping designs and styles….ranging from a lake setting to a small intimate garden.

The 2018 Tour Gardens include:

  • Barone Garden – 910 S. Chilton
  • Dugan Garden – 628 Whittle
  • Reuter Garden – 1025 Arlington
  • Russell Garden – 16411 Caddo Trail, Bullard
  • Atchley Garden – 16088 Treasure Cove, Bullard

Tickets $10 in advance, $15 the day of tour.  Advance tickets on sale May 1 – June 1 include: Brookshire’s Rice Road, Potpourri House, Blue Moon Gardens, Anderson’s Gardens & Gifts Flint, and at the Extension Office.  By mail by May 20: MG Garden Tour, 19461 Sandhill Lane, Flint TX 75762.

June 11 & 12, 2018 First Detector Training – Pest & Pathogen

The Master Gardener Specialist First Detector-Plant Disease training introduces participants to the National Plant Diagnostic Network’s efforts to protect US agriculture and plants through awareness information of invasive, non-native pests and pathogens. Trainees will learn basic plant disease diagnostic skills and symptom documentation skills. This training prepares the Master Gardener Specialist to serve as a First (early) Detector.

Registration Fee: $125. Must be paid by June 1, 2018. Registration fee includes lecture, hands-on-instruction activities, thumb drive with resource materials, two lunches and Friendship Dinner. (Spouse may attend the Friendship Dinner for an additional $35.) Registration must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from your County Extension Horticulture Agent .

Location: Brazoria County Extension Auditorium 12017 CR 171 Angleton, TX 77515 979-864-1558

June 28, 2018 – Horticulture Field Day – Overton – Free Admission

Once again Dr. Brent Pemberton will showcase an array of Ornamental Plants in the field where they will be evaluated.  For more information go to

A team of Smith County Master Gardeners have participated by planting seeds, transferring the seedlings to pots and finally to the field.

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