Upcoming Events

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

2015 Spring Gardening Lecture Series

Join us on Monday evenings at 7 P.M. in February and March for the 2015 Spring Gardening Lecture Series at the Flower Mound Library.    Programs are free, but registration is requested.    The following talks are scheduled:

February 9:  “Shade Gardening”, presented by Patrick Dickinson, Program Coordinator, The Texas A&M AgriLife
Research and Extension Center at Dallas
February 16:  “The Great Indoors: Houseplants”, presented by Steve Rosenbaum with Steve’s Leaves
February 23:  “Vertical Gardening”,  presented by Lynda Harvey.   This lecture has been rescheduled to March 9 due to inclement weather.
March 2:  “Maintaining a Healthy Tree in an Urban Environment”,  presented by James Hoefert, Environmental Review Analyst, The Town of Flower Mound
March 9:  “Vertical Gardening”,  presented by Lynda Harvey.   Rescheduled from February 23.

The Flower Mound Library is located at 3030 Broadmoor Lane, Flower Mound, TX 75022.

To register and for more information, email fmpl@flower-mound.com or call 972.874.6165.

View or download a flyer.

Children’s Garden

The Children’s Garden invites parents and their children to learn about gardening through planting, maintaining, and harvesting vegetables and herbs.   The DCMGA Children’s Garden shares the garden area with Fairoaks, a senior independent living community.   It’s a wonderful opportunity for children and seniors to experience growing a garden together.  This project is a hands-on garden, providing a supervised experience in preparing gardens and growing vegetables.  The children also play games about nutrition and learn about good and bad bugs and worms.

The Children’s Garden activities begin Thursday, March 26, 2015, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and continue each Thursday at the same time until June 11, 2015, weather permitting.   No registration is necessary.

The garden is located at: Fair Oaks Independent Living Center, 1950 Lattimore St, in Denton (map). For more information, contact Denton County Master Gardener Help Desk at 940-349-2892.

Denton Redbud Festival

Stop by the Denton County Master Gardener booths at the Denton Redbud Festival, April 18, 10 A.M. – 4 P.M. at the Denton Civic Center (321 E. McKinney Street), presented by Keep Denton Beautiful.    For more information, see the Keep Denton Beautiful website.

2015 DCMGA Plant Sale

Mark your calendar now for the 2015 DCMGA Spring Plant Sale, on Saturday, April 25, on the grounds of the Trinity United Methodist Church, in Denton.   The sale is scheduled for 9 A.M. – 2 P.M, but shop early!  The most exciting items will go fast!   See the Plant Sale page for details, a map, and a printable flyer.

2015 DCMGA Garden Tour

Don’t miss 2015 DCMGA Spring Garden Tour on Saturday, May 9, 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.   This year’s tour, “In-Town Gardens”, includes 5 beautiful Master Gardeners’ gardens and one bonus garden not usually open to the public, all in the city of Denton.   More information, including a preview of the gardens, maps, a printable flyer and online ticket sales can be found on the Garden Tour page.

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 125, Denton TX 76201-9026, unless otherwise specified.  

February 23, 2015: Catnip”, presented by Karen Stubbs  This meeting is cancelled due to the weather.
March 23, 2015:  “Rosemary”, presented by Carol Brantly
April 27, 2015:  “Chervil”, presented by Shirlee Singer

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 125, Denton TX 76201-9026, unless otherwise specified.  

February 23, 2015:  “Succulents”, with a succulent plant exchange at the end of the meeting. Bring some, get some and enjoy learning more about how to grow and care for succulents.  This meeting is cancelled due to the weather.

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:

March 11: “Care and Feeding of Trees”, Courtney Blevins, Texas Forest Service
April 8:  “Alternative Gardening Techniques”,  Mary Karish
May 13:  “Permaculture, Zero-Waste Systems Stacking”, Jason Ramsey, Certified Permaculturist, Perma-Scapes Land Management and Design
July 8:  “Xeriscapes and Native Plants”,  Randy Johnson, President, Native Plant Society
August 12:  “Rain Harvesting”,  Richard Smutzer, Irrigation Specialist
September 9:  “Texas-Tulips”,  Pieter Koeman  This is an evening meeting:  6:30-8:30 P.M.
November 11:  “Texas A&M Research on Vegetables”,  Joe Masabni, State Extension Agent

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

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