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Master Gardener Events

Our annual events provide gardeners the opportunity to purchase plants and to learn more about gardening in North Texas.  These fundraisers help support research and demonstration gardens and other educational presentations and workshops throughout the year.

Upcoming Public Events

The Magic and Mystery of the Secret Garden / (Know and Grow Series)

WHEN: Jun 23 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM      WHERE: Allen Public Library, 300 N. Allen Dr., Allen 75013
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The Magic and Mystery of the Secret Garden / (Know and Grow Series)

Virtual Summer Speakers Series: "Year-Round Earth-Kind Bulbs For North Texas"

WHEN: Jun 26 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM      WHERE: Zoom Webinar
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Cost: FREE
Speaker: Greg Grant
Topic: Year-Round Earth-Kind® Bulbs For North Texas


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Grant is an award-winning horticulturist, writer, conservationist, bulb farmer, and seventh-generation East Texan.  He is the author of In Greg’s Garden-A Pineywoods Perspective on Gardening, Nature, and Family and Texas Fruit and Vegetable Gardening, and co-author of Heirloom Gardening in the South, Texas Home Landscaping, The Southern Heirloom Garden, and The Rose Rustlers. He also writes the popular “In Greg’s Garden” column for Texas Gardener magazine, a weekly garden column in the Tyler Morning Telegraph, and writes a monthly “Greg’s Ramblings” blog.  His real job however is the Smith County horticulturist for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, where he is coordinator of the Smith County Master Gardener volunteer program and directs the Tyler Botanical Garden.

Greg has introduced many successful plants to the nursery industry including dwarf pink Mexican petunia, Gold Star esperanza, Laura Bush petunia, John Fanick phlox, Stars and Stripes pentas, Pam’s Pink honeysuckle, Lecompte vitex, Henry and Augusta Duelberg sages, Big Momma and Pam Puryear Turk’s Cap, Peppermint Flare hibiscus, and the Marie Daly and Nacogdoches (Grandma’s Yellow) roses. 


For questions, email summerspeakerseries@ccmgatx.org.

Virtual Summer Speaker Series: “The Beauty of Native Plant Communities”

WHEN: Jul 17 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM      WHERE: Zoom Webinar
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Cost: FREE
Speaker: David D. Hopman
Topic: The Beauty Of Native Plant Communities


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UTA Professor of Landscape Architecture David D. Hopman will be the second presenter in CCMGA's 2024 Summer Speakers Series. Hopman will present “The Beauty of Native Plant Communities.” His discussion will focus on plant relationships and how the home gardener can create resilient native landscapes that are both ecologically sound and appealing to people.

Professor Hopman designed and implemented the first extensive green roof in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in 2008 above the Life Sciences Building at UT-Arlington. He was in charge of the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) certification for The Green at College Park on the UT-Arlington Campus; one of the first three projects worldwide to receive certification in February of 2012. Landscape architecture practice experience includes Kings Creek Landscaping, Huitt-Zollars, Inc., RTKL, Mesa Design Group, Inc., and a current independent practice. Recent projects include green roof design for Forest Park Medical Center (with David C. Baldwin, Inc.), the Plano Environmental Education Center landscape (with David Rietzsch and Associates), and consultation on the planting design for the Bush Presidential Library in Dallas (with Michael Van Valkenburgh and Associates). Professor Hopman is an advocate for using aesthetically qualified native polycultures of plants in planting design.

Professor Hopman is the author of the forthcoming book, Creative Regional Design: Renewing the Aesthetics of Landscape in Environmental Design and Planning.


For questions, email summerspeakerseries@ccmgatx.org.

The Fall Garden / (Know and Grow Series)

WHEN: Jul 21 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM      WHERE: Allen Public Library, 300 N. Allen Dr., Allen 75013
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The Fall Garden / (Know and Grow Series)

Virtual Summer Speaker Series: “How Ornamental Gardens Support Biodiversity”

WHEN: Aug 07 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM      WHERE: Zoom Webinar
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Cost: FREE
Speaker: Fergus Garrett
Topic: How Ornamental Gardens Support Biodiversity

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World famous gardener Fergus Garrett will discuss lessons learned from a biodiversity audit of Great Dixter House and Gardens and share how gardens made to please people also can play a significant role in supporting regional biodiversity efforts. Due to the complexity of the subject and a high number of anticipated audience questions, this event may run slightly longer than our stated time.

Garrett is head gardener and CEO of Great Dixter House and Gardens. Great Dixter was the home of Christopher Lloyd, one of the most celebrated garden writers and gardeners in modern times. Fergus worked closely with Christo until Lloyd’s death in 2006. Fergus combines his full-time, hands-on gardening role at Dixter with writing and lecturing all over the world. He is known for inspiring and training the head gardeners of the future in the art and craft of gardening. He received his degree in horticulture from Wye College. He has authored and co-authored several books. He is a contributing editor of Gardens Illustrated Magazine. He was awarded the Veitch Memorial Medal by the Royal Horticultural Society in 2015 and in 2019, the coveted Victoria Medal of Honour.

For questions, email summerspeakerseries@ccmgatx.org.

Tree Care Workshop

WHEN: Sep 07 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM      WHERE: The Landing, Myers Park and Event Center, 7117 C.R. 166, McKinney
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Join us for an extensive workshop on tree care and preservation presented by a team of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension agents and local tree care specialists. This session will cover a range of topics to enhance your understanding of trees in your landscape.

Topics include: tree selection & planting tips • benefits of trees • proper irrigation • integrated pest management.

Ticket Information will be announced in late Summer.
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Propagation Workshop

WHEN: Oct 04 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM      WHERE: Myers Park and Event Center Pole Barn & Perennial Gardens, 7117 C.R. 166, McKinney, TX
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Make plans to join our propagation workshop at Myers Park's lush demonstration gardens! Learn hands-on techniques to successfully propagate and take cuttings from our vibrant garden beds. Enhance your gardening skills and bring a piece of our gardens into your own backyard.

Master Gardeners on site to educate, help and assist the public in propagation practices.  

Ticket Information will be announced in late Summer.
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Fall Plant Sale 2024

WHEN: Oct 26 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM      WHERE: Show Barn At Myers Park & Event Center (7117 Co Rd 166, McKinney, TX 75071)
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Each year our Fall Plant Sale offers a bounty of locally grown plants perfect for our region's unique climate and soils. Join us at the ideal planting season to enrich your garden with robust perennials, ornamentals, and natives. All sales are tax-free.

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Plant list will be made available early October.
Free event, open to the public. No Sales Tax on purchases.

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