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 “Summer Series” – August

Simple Irrigation

The Henderson County Master Gardener Association (HCMGA) is proud to announce the second presentation in their annual Summer Series.  Keith Daniel, the President of the Jasper County Master Gardeners, will share his knowledge and expertise on ‘Simple Irrigation’.  This program will be presented on Thursday, August 9, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm, at the Athens Senior Citizens Center, 3344 Hwy 31 E, Athens (next to the arena).  This presentation is a part of HCMGA’s Summer Series, a series of invited speakers and horticultural experts designed to share their knowledge and love of gardening to the community.  It is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 903-675-6130, email hendersoncmga@gmail.com or visit our website:  txmg.org/hendersonmg.


HCMGA “Learn at the Library” series

July – Making Compost Tea

As part of the Henderson County Master Gardener Association’s Library Series, Sherri Doss, owner of the Bluebonnet Worm Farm, will present “Compost Tea Making – The Organic way to Healthier Vegetables, Flowers, Orchards, Vineyard and Lawns” on Tuesday, July 17, at 5:30 p.m., at the Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library, 121 S. Prairieville, Athens.  Sherri will share her knowledge about how worm castings and compost tea can help you get better results in your garden.  For more information, please call 903-675-6130, send an email to hendersoncmga@gmail.com or visit our website:  txmg.org/hendersonmg.

One Response to Welcome

  1. Pingback: Square Foot Gardening presentation scheduled