Upcoming Events

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

2014 Fall Garden Festival

Don’t miss the 2014 Fall Garden Festival on Saturday, October 4, 9:00 A.M — 3:00 P.M. at the Trietsch Memorial UMC Family Life Center, 6101 Morriss Rd. in Flower Mound.   This year’s theme is “Texas Gardening:  You can do it!!!”.   Learn about gardening in our tough climate while touring booths filled with local crafts and gardening information.    The event will be indoors, so you can stroll and learn in comfort, regardless of the weather.

  • Opportunities to purchase items from local vendors
  • Silent Auction
  • Presentations on DIY gardening topics
  • Live music by local groups
  • Food and drinks are available at the 4H concession stand
  • Face painting
  • Free admission

Seminars on gardening will be offered in classroom areas, including:

10:00 – Extension in the City Award presentation to District 64 Texas House of Representatives Myra Crownover by Dr. Douglas Steele, Director of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
11:00 – Marilyn Simmons, ‘Perennial Gardening in the Texas Heat’
12:00 – Dr. Dotty Woodson, ‘Fall Gardening in Texas’
1:00 – Patrick Dickinson, ‘Converting Your Sprinklers to Drip Irrigation’

Throughout the day, the festival will feature live entertainment from the Flower Mound Community Orchestra, Voices of Flower Mound, Studio B Performing Arts Center, Texas Harmony Chorus (Sweet Adelines) and Dallas Tap Dazzlers.   Invited vendors will offer hand-crafted items and information about maintaining a sustainable environment.

Currently registered booths:

All-N-One Lawn and Pest Control
CrossRoad Farm
Dallas Urban Farms
Direct Buy
Designed by Us
DK Creations
DL Building Solutions
Earth Kind Services
Expressive Creations
Garden stones by Angee and Teresa
Irma Murray Art
Mary Kay
MeMom’s Basket Jackets
Painted Flower Farm
Purple Ranch Lavender Farm
Remember Simple Pleasures
Round Rock Honey Co. Dallas
Salted Sanctuary
Suzie Q Corner
Tea Hurrah
Tina Alvarez & Associates
TLC Landscapes
Whole food works
XSProject/S’rey Mean Chey Bags
Young Living Essential Oils

City of Denton Dyno Dirt
Denton County 4-H
Elm Fork Chapter, Texas Master Naturalists
Keep Flower Mound Beautiful
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Town of Flower Mound
Trinity Forks Chapter – Native Plant Society of Texas
4-H Stream Trailer

Master Gardener Booths:

Ask a Master Gardener
Drip Irrigation
Fall Vegetable Garden
Firewise Landscaping
Garden Shoppe
Herbs for Texas
Honey Bee Education
Junior Master Gardener
Mosaics for the Garden
Propagation Station
Raised Bed Gardening
The HYPE about Hypertufa!
Treat your Trees with TLC
Turf isn’t Tuff
Water Conservation
Worm Composting

If you would like to host a booth at the Fall Garden Fest, please contact Mary Morrow.    Please note:   Vendors who elected to pay the $35 booth fee by check, should mail it, payable to DCMGA, to:

Denton County Master Gardener Association
FGF Vendor Registration
Joseph A. Carroll Building
401 W. Hickory Street
Suite 112
Denton TX 76201-9026

We must receive your payment by September 15 to guarantee your booth reservation.

DCMGA Master Gardener Class of 2015 “Round Up”

Are you interested in becoming a Master Gardener?  Would you like to learn more about the program? Join us for the DCMGA Master Gardener class of 2015 “Round Up” Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at the Denton County Extension Office, Joseph A. Carroll Building, 401 W. Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201 (map), room 115.  You can meet current Master Gardeners and interns, learn about our projects and the Master Gardener training program, and ask any questions you might have.

For more information about becoming a Master Gardener, see our Become a Master Gardener page.

Download a printable flyer.

We look forward to meeting you!

Questions? dcmga.volunteer@gmail.com or 940-349-2883

Special Event:  ”Rhapsody in Bloom” floral design presentation

Join us for a unique event featuring Bill J. McKinley, Director of the Benz School of Floral Design and Senior Lecturer for floral design, Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University. Mr. McKinley will present “Rhapsody in Bloom”, incorporating floral design and music, on October 20, 10:00 A.M. – noon, at the MCL Grand Black Box Theater, 100 N. Charles Street between Main and Church in Old Town Lewisville (map).

Mr. McKinley is a national board member of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) and was honored with the organization’s Award of Distinguished Service to the Floral Industry in 2010.   He is a monthly columnist for “Flowers& Magazine”, published by Teleflora. Mr. McKinley co-authored the revisions of M. Buddy Benz’s book, Flowers: Creative Design, which is in its 7th edition and 11th printing.   He will be available to sign books after the presentation.  More information about Mr. McKinley and the Benz School of Floral Design can be found here.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited.  There is a $15 registration fee.  Registration closes on October 12 or when the class is full.

 Questions? dcmga.volunteer@gmail.com or 940-349-2883

Earth-Kind Landscaping Lecture Series

Learn how to have a beautiful water-conserving landscape.  The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and the Denton County Master Gardener Association will present an Earth-Kind Landscaping Lecture Series four Saturdays:  September 13 and 20 and October 11 and 18, 2:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.   The classes will be held at the South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane, Denton, TX 76210 (map).

Admission is free, but preregistration is required. To register or ask a question, contact Kami Gildersleeve at (940) 349-2883 or at kathryn.gildersleeve@dentoncounty.com .  The following classes are scheduled:

  • September 13:  ”What is Earth-Kind Landscaping? The 7 Principles”  Taught by Master Gardener Lynda Harvey. Learn about Earth-Kind which encompasses seven principles to create a vibrant, water conserving landscape.
  • September 20:  “Texas Tough Plants For Your Landscape”  Taught by County Extension Agent Janet Laminack.  Learn about the perennials that love living in Texas and look great doing it.
  • October 11:  “How to Start Planning Your Landscape Design”  Taught by Master Gardener Shirlee Singer. Learn how to get started designing or redesigning your home landscape to maximize beauty and water conservation.
  • October 18: “How to Irrigate Your Landscape Efficiently”  Taught by Extension Program Specialist in Water Resources Dr. Dotty Woodson. Learn how to operate your sprinkler system and maintain a lush lawn and landscape while saving water.

Download a printable event flyer.

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

September 22, 2014  10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  ”Preparing herbs for cooking”
October 27, 2014 
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  ”Cheese making with herbs”

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, June and December), 9:30 – 11:00 A.M., at their general membership meetings.

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

The following programs are scheduled:

  • October 8:  ”Season Extension” by Tony Manasseri, Roland Farm>
  • November 12: “Hugelkulture” by Pamela Klein Johnson, Rose Creek Farms  Evening meeting:  6:30 P.M.

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