Upcoming Events

Join us for fun and educational events, featuring Master Gardeners, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Horticulture Agents and other experts.

For events at the Denton County offices of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension at 401 W. Hickory Street  in Denton (Joseph A. Carroll Building), driving directions are available.

2016 save the date card

2016 DCMGA Spring Garden Tour

The 2016 DCMGA Spring Garden Tour will feature five beautiful gardens belonging to Master Gardeners, along with two bonus gardens. The tour is scheduled for Saturday, May 7.

See the Spring Garden Tour page for more information, including pictures, maps and online ticket purchase.

Design Your Yard Class

The DCMGA Gardenscapers will present “Design Your Yard”, a comprehensive study on designing your own landscape, on six Tuesday evenings: May 10, 17, 24, 31 and June 7, 14 at 6 P.M. to 8 P.M.  Topics include design preparation, design considerations, hardscape considerations and plant selection.

Classes will be held at the Carroll Building, 401 W. Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201 (map).    There is a $50 fee for one person, or $75 for a couple, payable via check, PayPal or credit card.   (Couples will share class materials and design the same yard.)    A course book, small drafting tools, grid and drawing paper, and light refreshments will be provided.

Registration is required and space is limited, so don’t wait to sign up!    Click here to register.

Questions?  Contact dcmga.gardenscapers@gmail.com.

2016 S.W.At. Professional Development Workshops

All Denton County teachers–public, private, or home school–are invited to attend the S.W.At. Science With Attitude: Professional Development Workshops.  These hands-on, interactive 1 to 2 – day training programs are designed to incorporate environmental, horticultural and nature education into your curriculum to enhance learning opportunities.  All Curricula used are directly correlated to the TEKS and STARS.  CEU credit is available.  The workshops are free, but there is a $20 registration fee per workshop, which will be refunded to you upon completion of the class.

See the S.W.At. Professional Development Workshops page for more information and registration.

Learn to Conserve Classes

The City of Denton presents the Learn to Conserve series of classes, led by the Texas AgriLife Extension. The following classes are scheduled:

  • May 26 at 6-8 P.M.:  “Programming Your Irrigation Controller”  at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St., Denton, TX 76201 (map)

For additional information see the Sustainable Denton website.

2016 Garden Secrets Classes

Keep Lewisville Beautiful presents the 2016 Garden Secrets series of classes, led by Denton County Master Gardeners and the Texas AgriLife Extension.  All classes will be held at the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles St., Lewisville, TX 75057 (map) in Classroom 1.  Classes are free (with one exception–see below), but space is limited, so RSVP by phone at 972-538-5949 or email at info@keeplewisvillebeautiful.org.  City of Lewisville residency is not required.

The following classes are scheduled:

  • May 5 at 6-7:30 P.M.:  “Composting”
  • May 19 at 6-8 P.M.: “Saving From a Rainy Day:  DIY Rain Barrel”  ($30 charge for this class)
  • June 2 at 6-8 P.M.:  “Gardening for Wildlife”
  • August 4 at 6-8 P.M.:  “Fall Vegetable Gardening”
  • September 1 at 6-7:30 P.M.:  “Keyhole Gardening”
  • October 6 at 6-7:30 P.M.:  “Wild Flowers, Butterflies and Pollinators”
  • October 20 at 6-8 P.M.:  “Composting”
  • November 3 at 6-7:30.:  “Care and Maintenance of Trees”

Additional information is available at the Keep Lewisville Beautiful website.

Children’s Garden

The Children’s Garden invites parents & their children to learn about gardening through planting, maintaining, & harvesting vegetables & herbs. Our children’s garden is unique since we share the garden with Fairoaks, a senior independent living community. It’s a wonderful opportunity for children and seniors to experience a growing garden together.

Location: Fairoaks, 1950 Lattimore St. in Denton,
When: Thursday mornings from 10:30-11:30 starting March 24th until the Veggie Show on Saturday June 11th

For Additional Information, please check our Facebook Page: Denton County Master Gardener Association or contact Denton County Master Gardener Help Desk at 940-349-2892.

Date Activity / Topic:

  • Thurs May 5 Plant seed watermelon & cantaloupe
  • Demo – “How to plant a tree & tree maintenance”
  • Thurs May 12 Demo – “Worm Composting” – take home your very own worms!
  • Activity – During the latter part of May & early June, we will also be looking for bugs “What’s eating our food?”
  • Thurs May 19 Plant beans & onions
  • Thurs May 26 Plant seed beans, sets peppers
  • Thurs Jun 2 Garden Maintenance & Harvesting
  • Thurs Jun 9 Garden Maintenance & Harvesting
  • Sat, Jun 11 Veggie, Flower, Herb, Fruit Show 9-12, Denton County Historical Park, West Mulberry Street, Denton. Refer to website for additional information: http://dcmga.com/

* The Children’s Garden will be cancelled in the event of rain.
* Please park on Lattimore Street.

DCMGA “Herbal Branch” Special Interest Meetings

Join the Master Gardeners one Monday each month, 10:00 – 11:00 A.M., at meetings of the Herbal Branch Special Interest Group.  Everyone is welcome and admission is free.   Each meeting will feature a presentation related to herbs.

The meetings are held at the Denton County offices of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension at 401 W. Hickory Street, Suite 115, Denton TX 76201-9026, unless otherwise specified.  

Next meeting:   TBA

Questions?   Contact the Denton County Master Gardener Help Desk at 940-349-2892.

DCMGA “Gardenscapers” Special Interest Meetings

Join the Master Gardeners one Monday each month, 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M., at meetings of the Gardenscapers  Special Interest Group.  Everyone is welcome and admission is free.   Each meeting will feature a presentation related to landscaping.

The meetings are held at the Denton County offices of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension at 401 W. Hickory Street, Suite 115, Denton TX 76201-9026, unless otherwise specified.  

Next meeting:   TBA

Questions?   Contact the Denton County Master Gardener Help Desk at 940-349-2892.

DCMGA General Membership Meetings

Everyone is invited to join the Master Gardeners, the second Wednesday of the month (except January, February, June, October and December), 9:30 – 11:00 A.M., at their general membership meetings.

Meetings feature speakers on a variety of topics.  The meetings are held at the Denton County offices of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension at 401 W. Hickory Street, Suite 112, Denton TX 76201-9026, unless otherwise noted.

The following programs are scheduled:

  • July 13:  “Growing, Drying & Cooking with Herbs”  by Jeanette Crumpler
  • August 10:  “Permaculture”  Presenter TBA
  • September 14:  “Weird Plant Facts & Just Enough Latin to go Shopping”  by Carol Clark
  • October 12:  “Ornamental Grasses”  by Jim Varnum
  • November 9:  “Texas Tulips”  by Pieter Koeman

Questions? Contact the Denton County Master Gardener Help Desk at 940-349-2892.

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