Upcoming Events

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

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.

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
  • Presentations on DIY gardening topics
  • Live music by local groups.
  • Food and drinks are available at the 4H concession stand.
  • Free admission

The Master Gardener’s annual Fall Garden Festival offers free entertainment and educational activities for the entire family. Master Gardener booths at the Festival include: “Propagation – Get it Growing”, “Turf Isn’t Tough”, “Designing a Water-wise Landscape”, “All About Herbs”, “Worm Composting” and 15 other gardening and landscaping topics. Seminars on gardening will be offered in classroom areas including: “Perennial Gardening” by Marilyn Simmons and ‘”Transitioning from Sprinkler to Drip” by Patrick Dickinson.

At the Festival, Dr. Douglas Steele, Director of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will present the Extension in the City award to District 64 Texas House of Representatives member Myra Crownover.

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.

If you would like to host a booth at the Fall Garden Fest, please contact Mary Morrow.

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.

We look forward to meeting you!

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

DCMGA “Herbal Branch” Special Interest Meetings

Join the Master Gardeners one Monday each month, 10:00 – 11:30 A.M., at meetings of the Herbal Branch Special Interest Group.  Everyone is welcome and admission is free.   Each meeting will feature an herb of the month with a presentation including propagation, planting, harvesting, history, and uses.

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.  

Schedule coming soon.

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:

  • September 10: “Fairy Gardens” by Nikki Rosen, Halleck Horticultural
  • 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.

Comments are closed.