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April 28 Houston Garden Conservancy Open Day: Located in Houston
In Houston, Saturday, April 28th starting at 10:00 am Register here
Peckerwood Garden is proud to partner with the Garden Conservancy to bring you this Open Day, a self-guided tour of 4 private gardens in Houston that is part of the Conservancy’s national garden-visiting program. A portion of the proceeds of this Open Day will benefit Peckerwood Garden.
Admission to each garden is $7 for members and non-members without tickets purchased in advance. Or, purchase a day pass for $24 to see all four private gardens on this date; available at each location.
Peckerwood Garden staff and volunteers will be hosting a special sale of plants found at Peckerwood Garden and perfect for your own.
The Peckerwood Garden Plant sale will take place at Itchy Acres Artist Community located at 405 Martin Street, Houston TX 77018.
A Hands-On Look at Fern Diversity (and How to Grow Them), April 21 Lecture
February 17th, 5pm Evening Lecture Register here
Darla Harris of Fern Plantation Nursery and president of the Texas Gulf Coast Fern Society will be presenting an interactive demonstration using a variety of live and even fossil ferns. Some plants will be for sale from her nursery as well as Peckerwood Garden’s nursery.
There will be a pre-tour lecture at 3:30 (pre-registration required)
April 28 Peckerwood Garden Open Day
Saturday, April 28th starting at 10:00 am Register here
Spring is a beautiful time to visit any garden and you are guaranteed to enjoy your visit. Open day tours head into the garden approximately every half hour, as they fill. 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.
Lesser Known Trees in the Peckerwood Garden collection: May 5th Peckerwood Insiders Tour
Saturday, May 5th one tour at 10:00 am Register here
Beyond Peckerwood’s excellent collections of oaks, magnolias, maples and conifers, there are additional trees unfamiliar to most gardeners yet worthy of attention. Come explore areas of the garden less-traveled as we track down the odd and the beautiful trees that stand out among our more familiar species, all while enjoying the beauty of Peckerwood in the throes of spring.
One tour will be held at 10 am. Space is limited, register ahead.
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.”
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 7 p.m. lectures will be held on the third Friday of each month. email email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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