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.

2018 DCMGA Vegetable, Fruit, Herb and Flower Show

Plan now to enter the 2018 DCMGA Vegetable, Fruit, Herb and Flower Show on Saturday, June 16 at the Denton County Historical Park and Community Market at 317 West Mulberry Street in Denton (map).  The show is open to all Denton County residents. There are categories for adults & children.  Ribbons and cash awards!

SCHEDULE:  Entries will be accepted between 9 and 10 A.M.  Judging begins at 10 A.M. Winners will be announced at noon.

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. The 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. The show ends promptly after the award ceremony.
  • Unclaimed entries become the property of the show.

Download a show flyer.

Thank you to the following businesses for their prize donations:  Charlie Becks Garage, Dennis Farm Store, Harold’s Transmissions, Inc, The Florist Ltd, Tommy’s Hi Tech Automotive, Ultimutt Grooming, and Zenith Dry Cleaners.

Children’s Garden

Calling all kids! Denton County Master Gardener Association invites children (and their parents) to learn about gardening through planting, maintaining, and harvesting vegetables and herbs. Join us every Thursday morning (March 22nd – June 7th) from 10 to 11 A.M. at Fairoaks, 1950 Lattimore St., Denton (map). There’s no need to register, and attendance is free. Come every week or come when you can.

View the video on our Facebook page to see last year’s fun.

For details, including a schedule, download and view or print a 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 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.  

  • Next meeting topic:  TBA

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, April, June, and December), 9:30 – 11:00 A.M. (unless otherwise noted), 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:

  • July 11:  “Yard Art” by Tammie Gurley
  • August 8:  “Starting an Organic Garden” by Mary Karish
  • September 12:  “Foliage Garden for Floral Design” by Ashley Hartman  This is an evening meeting.
  • October 10:  “Propagating and Seed Saving” by Phyllis Minton
  • November 14:  “Berries, Asparagus and More” by Sue Newhouse

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

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