2015 September Local Gardening Events/Workshops of Interest

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 Container Gardening workshop @ Socrates Sculpture Park by Nick Normal/CC BY

  • AUG thru OCT  is peak blooming season at Chappell Hill Lavender Farm: 2250 Dillard Road, Brenham, Texas 77833; (979) 251-8114.   During the cutting season which usually begins in August, you can casually stroll the fragrant rows and cut your own fresh lavender. There is no admission charge to visit the farm.  More info: http://www.chappellhilllavender.com/

Sept. 5


  • "Lunch Bunch:" noon-2 p.m. @ Mercer Botanic Garden: 22306 Aldine Westfield Road, Humble, TX, 77338; (281) 443-8731.  Bring your lunch and enjoy presentations that cover the latest trends on gardening and a variety of related topics.  Lunch Bunch held every 2nd Wednesday of the month.  More info: http://themercersociety.org/

SEPT. 10

  • Harris County Master Gardeners' Green Thumb Lecture Series: Indoor Gardening - Pest Control & Animal Safety (second Thursdays through Oct. 8th), 6:30–8:30 p.m. at Barbara Bush Library - 6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX 77379.  FREE. Space is limited so please call to register 281.855.5600.  Note: There are other Houston library locations and dates in this same series.  More info:   http://hcmga.tamu.edu/Public/pubGreenThumb.aspx

SEPT. 12

  • Exploring Nature: Edible Wild Plants with Dr. Mark Vorderbruggen: 9:00 – 1:00 @ The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Drive, Houston, TX 77024; 713.681.8433.  Topics will include: Hands-on plant identification, Responsible harvesting techniques, Preparation of foods, Dangerous mimics and poisonous plants, Edible landscaping.  Cost: $40 – Members / $65 – Non-members.  More Info: http://houstonarboretum.org/events/edible-wild-plants-4-11-15/

SEPT. 21

  • Children's Story Time in the Garden: 10:30 am - 11:30 am @ Mercer Botanic Gardens,  22306 Aldine Westfield Road, Humble, TX, 77338; (281) 443-8731.  Children’s Librarian, along with Mercer volunteers, share some of their favorite nature books with children and their parents in the Mercer gardens. A craft project is included. Check in at the Visitor Center for the specific location.  Recurring on the Third Monday of the month until.   FREE.  More info: http://www.hcp4.net/Calendar/

SEPT. 22

  • Open Garden Day and Workshop on Indoor Gardening: 9:00 am - 11:30 am @ Harris County Extension Office, 3033 Bear Creek Drive, Houston, TX, 77084.  FREE.  More info at: http://harris.agrilife.org/events/

SEPT. 26

  • A FREE How-To Gardening Event - Woodlands Landscaping Solutions: Discover the possibilities with hot tips and cool plants for your water-wise landscape!  Visit Booths and demonstrations! Meet gardening Experts! Plant Sale!  Wild Birds Unlimited! When: Saturday, Sept. 26th from 9:00 AM to Noon.  Where: Parks, Recreation, Environmental Services Facility Millennium Forest Gardens @ 8203 Millennium Forest Drive

  • Fall Sale and Symposia: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm @ Harris County Extension Office, 3033 Bear Creek Drive, Houston, TX, 77084.  Landscape plants, perennials and even some fall vegetables.  More info at: http://harris.agrilife.org/events/
  • The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center Class - Medicinal Wild Plants:  9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Fun and informative workshop identifying medicinal wild plants.  Cost is $65 for non-members ($40 for members) For More Info: https://houstonarboretum.org/events/medicinal-wild-plants/
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