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.

2017 Denton County Fruit, Vegetable, Herb and Flower Show

All Denton County gardeners are invited to enter the 2017 Denton County Fruit, Vegetable, Herb and Flower Show on Saturday, June 10 at 9 A.M. at the Denton Community Market (map).

REGISTRATION: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Saturday, June 10, 2017

SHOW RULES:

  • This is an open show sponsored by the Denton County Master Gardener Association.  Any resident of Denton County is welcome to enter.   There are two divisions:  Youth (18 and under) and Adult (over 18).
  • The show is an educational event focusing on best of species.
  • All entries will be judged on a combination of market qualities: maturity, appearance, fragrance, color, size, uniformity and freedom from blemishes, pest damage and disease. Difficulty of growing in the North Texas environment will also be a factor. Fruits and vegetables will also be judged on flavor.
  • Enter as many classes as you like (e.g. plums, peaches, onions basil, rosemary, cosmos, etc.) However, only one entry per exhibitor in each class or crop type is allowed. No combination of species is eligible in any of the classes.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS:

  • Fruits & Vegetables: each entry must be sufficient to fill a dinner plate. Plates will be provided by the show.
  • Herbs & Flowers: arrangements are restricted to a single species. Entrants must provide their own container for arrangements. Show vases will be provided for single-stem entries. Potted garden flowers and herbs are also accepted.

AWARDS:

  • Ribbons will be awarded for the first three places in each class. Division champions and Best in Show will receive rosettes and cash awards.
  • Awards will be presented at noon or immediately following judging. Show ends promptly after award ceremony.
  • Unclaimed entries become the property of the show.

Download a flyer.

Junior Master Gardener 2017 Professional Development Workshops

All Denton County teachers–public, private, or home school–are invited to attend the 2017 Science With Attitude Professional Development Workshops on June 12 and 13. These hands-on, one-day training programs are designed to incorporate environmental, horticultural and nature education into your curriculum to enhance learning opportunities.  Registration deadline is June 2.  For more information and a registration form, see the SWAt Science With Attitude Educational Outreach page.

DCMGA Children’s Garden

The DCMGA 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. We will be planting in the vegetable garden at the back of Fairoaks and we will also be planting with the residents of Fairoaks. It’s a wonderful opportunity for children, parents and seniors to experience a growing garden together.

No registration is required.   Just come when you can.

Location:   Fairoaks Senior Independent Living Community, 1950 Lattimore St. Denton (map).
When:   Thursday mornings from 10:00-11:00 starting March 23rd until the Veggie Show on Saturday June 10th

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

Date Activity / Topic
Thurs May 18 Demo – “Trees in My Backyard”
Plant beans & onions
Thurs May 25 Plant seed beans, sets peppers
Thurs Jun 1 Garden Maintenance & Harvesting
Thurs Jun 8 Garden Maintenance & Harvesting
Sat, Jun 10 Veggie, Flower, Herb, Fruit Show 9-12, Denton County Historical Park, West Mulberry Street, Denton.  Refer to website for additional information:  http://dcmga.com/

For more information, please contact our help desk at 940-349-2892 or post a question on our facebook 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 115, Denton TX 76201-9026, unless otherwise specified.  

  • Next meeting topic:  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. – 1:00 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, Room 507, Denton TX 76201-9026, unless otherwise specified.  

  • May 22 “Arranging Cut Flowers from Your Garden” by Master Gardener Carolyn Tinner
  • June 26 “The Best Unkept Secrets for Backyard Composting” by Master Gardener John Williams
  • August 28 “The Urgency of Fire-Wise Gardening” by the Denton County Emergency Management Services Asst. Fire Marshall and Master Gardener Shirlee Singer
  • September 25 “Container Gardening” by Master Gardener Carol Arment

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, March, November 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:

  • June 14:  “Succulents” by Carolyn Tinner
  • July 12:  “Using Native Plants” by Katie Wilcox
  • August 9: “Adapted Techniques & Tools for Gardening with Disabilities” by Sher Harnish
  • September 9:  “Cut Flower Gardens” by Ashley Hartman
  • October 11:  “Growing and Enjoying Maple Trees in Texas” by Scott Hubble
  • November 8:  “Holiday Floral Design” by Ana Hunt

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

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