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 DCMGA Plant Sale

Don’t miss the 2017 DCMGA Plant Sale on Saturday, April 29, 9 A.M – 2:00 P.M. (or until sellout!), at Trinity United Methodist Church in Denton.  The sale features plants specially selected for our sometimes-difficult soil and climate, including many that are hard to find.   Shop early!   See our Plant Sale page for details, including a map.

2017 DCMGA Spring Garden Tour

Mark your calendar now for the 2017 DCMGA Spring Garden Tour on Saturday, May 13, 9 A.M – 4:00 P.M. This year’s tour features 5 gardens owned by Master Gardeners and two bonus gardens, all in the Denton area.  See the Garden Tour page for details, pictures, maps and online ticket sales.

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 Mar 23 Plant carrot & radish seeds (potatoes already planted)
Demo – “How to plant seeds”.
Thurs Mar 30 Plant seeds – lettuce, snap peas, spinach, beans, spinach
Plant with the residents of Fairoaks  *meet outside front office*
Thurs Apr 6 Plant herbs & look at potatoes already planted
Demo- “Growing Potatoes in North Texas”
Thurs Apr 13 Plant spinach, squash, tomato, cucumber, beans, chard
Thurs Apr 20 Plant squash & peppers
Thurs Apr 27 Plant seed squash, peppers
Plant with the residents of Fairoaks *meet outside front office*
Thurs May 4 Plant seed watermelon & cantaloupe
Thurs May 11 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 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.  

  • April 24:  Master Gardener Joe Bohn will present a program on Texas native herbs.

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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