About

McLennan County Master Gardeners

The McLennan County Master Gardener program began in 1997 with 16. We now have over 100 members.

Meetings are generally held on 2nd Wednesdays, noon, at Carleen Bright Arboretum in Woodway, TX. Contact Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at (254) 757-5180 to confirm date, time and location.

Texas Master Gardeners

The 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.

The objectives of the Texas Master Gardener program are to expand the capacity of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and to distribute horticultural information to individuals and groups in the community. It also strives to develop and enhance community programs related to horticulture. Depending on the community needs, these may be environmental improvement activities, horticultural therapy projects or community and school garden programs.

Texas Master Gardener Emeritus

In December 2012, four former members of the McLennan County Master Gardeners were designated as a Texas Master Gardener Emeritus. Three of the four were in the 1998 intern training class.

Cecil Davidson and Judy Tye were posthumously given the designation. Cecil died in 2004 and Judy, who had been president of the McLennan Co. organization in 2002, died in 2011.

Vic DuPart, also of the 1998 class but resigned this year, was cited for his volunteer service and presidency of the local master gardener association in 2003 and 2004. James Bays, an intern of the 2004 class, resigned for health reasons this year and was recognized for his many contributions of plants to the plant sale as well as building items for the Carleen Bright Arboretum.