• Upcoming Seminar: Central Texas Trees

    August 27, 2014 • 1pm

    Important Tree Problems—Oak Wilt and Drought: Dr. David Appel is the head of Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Texas A&M University, College Station. He is considered by many as the go-to for oak wilt in the state of Texas. There is strong argument that central Texas is the oak wilt capita l of the world. The epidemic is at its worst here in our own back yard.

    Whitehall Center at the Carleen Bright Arboretum • 9001 Bosque Blvd • Woodway, TX 76712
    $10.00 admission fee

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  • Upcoming: Children's Garden Fair

    Sunday, October 12, 2014 • 2:00 - 5:00pm

    Many activities including

    • Identify insects and butterflies
    • Scavenger hunt
    • Worm composting

    Carleen Bright Arboretum • 9001 Bosque Blvd • Woodway, TX 76712

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  • Scarecrow Contest

    Build your own scarecrow to display at the Children's Garden Fair.

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  • Upcoming Events

    Baylor Life-Long Learning
    All Programs begin at 1:30

    • September 3: What is a Master Gardener?
    • October 1: Gardening for Butterflies
    • November 5: Mysteries of the Life of Water: Rainwater Harvesting
    • December 3: Christmas is Coming/Decorating for the Holidays. Top 10 Mistakes Gardeners Make
  • Trailside Gardens

    Trailside Gardens were developed by McLennan County Master Gardeners and is the newest and largest addition to the Carleen Bright Arboretum in Woodway. Featuring a native-stone fountain, shade, and fragrance, Trailside Gardens show Arboretum visitors how beautiful an easy-care, environmentally-friendly landscape can be.

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  • McGregor Demonstration Garden

    As you enter the town of McGregor, Texas, there is an existing welcome sign and rather large corner lot. Jene Hering, a Master Gardener and long time resident of the city, has long had a vision that this corner could not only be an attractive asset to the city, but a place to showcase Texas hardy plants for the area. The garden now symbolizes the very spirit of our state and demonstrates species of plants that work well for most people in their landscape. The bed shape of a star catches the eye of people passing by the busy intersection.

who we areThe Texas Master Gardener Program is an educational activity offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension of Texas A&M University System. It is designed to increase the availability of horticultural information and extend horticultural projects throughout the community. It provides invaluable training and educational opportunities.

Persons who become Master Gardeners contribute time as volunteers, working through their AgriLIFE Extension office to provide horticultural-related information to their communities.

what we doThe McLennan County Master Gardeners have many projects that they have contributed to the community such as the Extension Office Shade Garden, the Texas Superstar Garden at the Carleen Bright Arboretum, and Trailside Gardens to name a few. In addition we volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, the HOT Gardening Coalition as well as maintain a flower pot recycling program and conduct an annual plant sale. We also have classes at elementary schools.

To help you decide if you should apply to be a Master Gardener, ask yourself these questions:

  • Do I want to learn more about the culture and maintenance of many types of plants?
  • Am I eager to participate in a practical and intense training program?
  • Do I look forward to sharing my knowledge with people in my community?
  • Do I have enough time to attend training and to complete the volunteer service?

If you answered YES to these questions, we invite you to join us!