Welcome

The Master Gardeners of Henderson County we are an educational and volunteer program offered by the AgriLife Extension of the Texas A&M University System. The program is designed to increase the availability of horticultural information and extend horticultural projects throughout the community. These goals are implemented through the training and employment of local volunteers known as Master Gardeners.

The Master Gardeners in Henderson County provides invaluable training and educational opportunities. Professional and amateur horticulturists, as well as persons simply seeking up-to-date horticultural information, can advance their gardening expertise, and gain self-satisfaction through volunteer efforts. The volunteer aspect of the Master Gardener program allows individuals to dedicate their time and talents to enhancing the quality of life for citizens in their community using the science and art of horticulture.

 

HCMGA “Fall Conference Fund Raiser” Hosts Neil Sperry

“Facts and Fantasies of Texas Gardening, An Evening with Neil Sperry” 

Tickets On Sale Now

 Your local Master Gardener Association, HCMGA, is thrilled to host Mr. Neil Sperry for their fall conference this year.  “Facts and Fantasies of Texas Gardening, An Evening with Neil Sperry” will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at the Athens Country Club, at 6:00 pm.  Tickets are $50 each, including dinner, and are on sale now.   A table can be reserved with the purchase of eight tickets.   A limited number of tickets are available and they are expected to sell out early.

The tickets will be sold only online at a safe and secure website: https://hendersonmg.ejoinme.org/fallconference, and assistance is available from a Master Gardener, if needed, for online ticket purchases.  A receipt will be emailed immediately after purchase.

For those who like to shop, the event will also include a silent auction, with wonderful items donated by local businesses.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available for this event, along with ads in our event booklet. Your sponsorship will help HCMGA fulfill our mission:  to provide the members of our community with the relevant research-based information they need for successful, sustainable, and healthy gardening.  And all of the educational opportunities we provide are free to the public!

For more information, please contact:

Henderson County Master Gardeners Association

Henderson County Courthouse, 100 E. Tyler Street, Suite 300, Athens, TX  75751

903-675-6130    Email:  hendersonCMGA@gmail.com

 

HCMGA “Learn at the Library” series

September – Fall Efforts to Prepare Your Garden for Spring

As part of the Henderson County Master Gardener Association’s Library Series, Bob Erickson, an HCMGA Master Gardener, will present “Fall Efforts to Prepare Your Garden for Spring” on Tuesday, September 18, at 5:30 p.m. at the Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library, 121 S. Prairieville, Athens.  Bob, who has been a Master Gardener since 2013, will talk about how to prepare garden beds, whether for a late fall or spring garden.  He will also demonstrate how to sharpen and care for your tools so they will perform for many years.  For more information, please call 903-675-6130, send an email to hendersoncmga@gmail.com or visit our website:  txmg.org/hendersonmg.

October – Secrets to a Beautiful Winter Landscape

As part of the Henderson County Master Gardener Association’s Library Series, Lydia Holley, an HCMGA Master Gardener and Landscape Design Steward, will present “Secrets to a Beautiful Winter Landscape” on Tuesday, October 16, at 5:30 p.m. at the Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library, 121 S. Prairieville, Athens.  Ms. Holley will you tell how to make your landscape look beautiful, even in winter, with evergreens, plants that flower during the coldest months of the year, plants that shine with bright berries, and plants with interesting seed heads.  A handout listing over 100 winter-worthy plants to add to your garden will be given.  This presentation is free and open to the public.  For more information, please call 903-675-6130, send an email to hendersoncmga@gmail.com or visit our website:  txmg.org/hendersonmg.