Our nursery inventory is now online!
We are please to announce our release of our sales inventory online. It can be found in the drop-down menu at the top of the page or by clicking here. All sales are onsite only at this time. Nursery Inventory
Visit Peckerwood Garden!
May 26 Peckerwood Garden Open Day
Saturday, May 26 starting at 10:00 am Register here
Spring is almost over. Visit Peckerwood Garden and witness the transition from spring to summer in the amazing trial garden. Each tour is unique as the changes in the garden each week change what is highlighted and each docent has their own focus and knowledge base. Garden entry is by guided tour only. Parking and plant sale admission is free, garden tours are $10 per person and free for our members and any with a pass from the Houston Garden Conservancy tours.
Ferns of Peckerwood Garden: June 2 Peckerwood Insiders Tour
Saturday, June 2 one tour at 10:00 am Register here
Join us for a 1.5 hour special tour of the cooler and more shaded areas of Peckerwood Garden. Visit and learn about the many varieties of ferns we have here and their stories. Registration is open now.
One tour will be held at 10 am. Space is limited, register ahead.
June 16 Bromeliads Encountered in Argentina and Brazil: with Wade Roitsch of YuccaDo Register here
Wade Roitsch of YuccaDo nursery will present. Join us and see pictures of his horticultural expeditions and unusual plant specimens. Learn about the bromeliad representatives of these countries.
Schedule a Garden Tour
Group tours of Peckerwood Garden may be scheduled for any time of year. Have lunch under the trees before or after your tour.
Highlights from our Recent newsletter
Newsletters Read all of our past newsletters here
Each month, you will find a Plant of the Month highlight, a Calendar and details of events, a detailed story of what has happened as told by our Director of Horticulture in “Adam’s notes from the garden,” A story about the horticultural guests or the botanic trips, and special highlights like the Grand Re-opening of the Peckerwood Garden nursery this month.
Adam Black, our Director of Horticulture detailed what happened in the garden through March and the trips he and others have taken in the conservation projects now ongoing. “I’m back from a whirlwind trip to my old stomping grounds of Florida, a trip mainly focused around an important event spotlighting an imperiled tree that has fascinated me over the decades, and which Peckerwood will soon play a role in conserving. Torreya taxifolia is one of the rarest conifers in the world, and has a very interesting story, and I am fortunate to have been involved in various aspects of our knowledge of this enigma.”
“We are pleased to have enough plant material to officially re-open our nursery again, and our inventory will grow and diversify in upcoming months. Our open days and other visitor opportunities are the perfect time to shop, but we also are open by appointment 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Many current plant offerings are from easily propagated plants grown at Peckerwood, and we are working on several other rarities that are slower to propagate and will become available in the near future.”
This month’s plant of the month is the Yucca desmentiana “Originally described in 1870 from a cultivated plant, more recently folks have suggested it could be a hybrid of natural or garden origin, but it may be a naturally occurring species – I don’t know if anyone really knows for sure.”
View our Calendar and Purchase tickets here to all upcoming events. Visits to Peckerwood Garden are by guided tours only Call for availability on a weekday, by donation. The nursery is available most days by appointment, free entry, call or email prior to arrival to ensure staff or volunteers will be available.
Opportunities to visit the garden are now available on a consistent schedule, and groups also can book private guided tours most days. Peckerwood Insider’s Tours are held at 10 a.m. the first Saturday each month.
Open Days take place the fourth Saturday of each month (all year) and the second Saturday of October, November, April, and May. We will begin at 10 a.m. and modify tours to accommodate the extreme climate.
We also are offering regular monthly Evening at Peckerwood Garden lectures conducted by knowledgeable Peckerwood staff and volunteers, as well as local or visiting experts. The 6 p.m. lectures will be held on the third Saturday of each month. email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for an event and pay onsite rather than online.
Events are added as guest speakers visit, special and unusual plants bloom or flush, celebrations are given, or educational opportunities arise. Contact us or check the calendar for updates. Office hours are Tuesday through Saturday 9 am – 5 pm. Visitation of the garden is at this time Guided tour only, see available opportunities to visit below. Event questions can be emailed to email@example.com or call the office at 979-826-3232.
Your membership gifts help support Peckerwood as it nurtures and expands plant collections and adds educational tours and programs. You’ll find the various membership categories and benefits here. Membership Thank you for becoming a friend of Peckerwood.
Join us for Open Day on the 4th Saturday each month, all year!
Evening lectures at 5 pm every 3rd Saturday. Purchase Tickets