John Fairey Receives American Horticultural Society’s Liberty Hyde Bailey Award

Congratulations to John Fairey upon winning the American Horticultural Society‘s prestigious Liberty Hyde Bailey Award. The award recognizes individuals who have made siginficant lifetime contributions to at least three of the following horticultural fields: teaching, research, communications, plant exploration, administration, art, business, and leadership. The 2016 awards will be presented on the evening of June…

Peckerwood Garden Foundation and the ICAA present author Caroline Seebohm in an illustrated talk about her new book:

Rescuing Eden: Preserving America’s Historic Gardens Caroline Seebohm, author Photographs by Curtice Taylor Published by The Monacelli Press Thursday, November 5, 6 -8 pm Canopy: 3939 Montrose Blvd, Houston Admission:  $20/$15 PGCF and ICAA members, includes refreshments 6 pm   Cocktails 7 pm   Presentation and book signing Memberships available online or at the door. Rescuing Eden…

Rites of Spring at Peckerwood Garden

Rites of Spring at Peckerwood Garden COME AND CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF SPRING here at Peckerwood garden with a dinner prepared by nationally recognized chef Monica Pope. The evening will begin with a walk in the garden with guides to share their knowledge of the diverse plant collections, followed by custom cocktails and visiting with…

Peckerwood Garden in “Houstonia”

“Houstontia” Magazine’s Spring Gardening Guide Houston’s 5 Best Public Gardens Peckerwood Garden: Most of the plants in this 10-acre botanical garden, located about halfway between Houston and College Station, were grown from seeds collected by its founder, retired Texas A&M architecture professor John Gaston Fairey, over decades of trips to Mexico. Founded as a private…

Garden Documentation Project Underway

Peckerwood Garden founder John Fairey kept meticulous records of his numerous collecting expeditions to Mexico. He recorded the date, time, and weather at each stop along winding mountain roads where he found specimens of the hundreds of plants he brought back to grow at Peckerwood Garden. Each plant in the garden sports a metal tag…