November 2013 Events
To submit a garden-related public event for the e-gardens calendar, please e-mail details to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is the 15th of the month prior to the event date.
Austin / Travis County
Mark your calendar for the Wild Ideas Holiday Shopping Event at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Dec. 6-8. Free admission, plus a 20 percent discount off all merchandise. A dozen local artists will offer handcrafted jewelry, paintings and more on Saturday and Sunday in the Visitor’s Gallery. Other activities include early-bird gift specials Friday morning and Sunday afternoon, a throw and pillow show Sunday, and book signings. Hours: Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon – 5 p.m. Sponsored by H-E-B and Classically Austin 89.5/KMFA. Find details at http://www.wildflower.org/holiday/.
Brenham / Washington County
Attend the 25th Annual Fall Festival of Roses at the Antique Rose Emporium, Nov. 1-3. Three days of free presentations by experts like Felder Rushing, Greg Grant, and Chris Wiesinger, plus a behind-the-scenes guided tour of 20 acres of rose breeding, led by ARE owner Mike Shoup. See story in this issue of e-gardens, or visit www.antiqueroseemporium.com.
Bryan / Brazos County
Sign up for Earth-Kind Gardening 101: “Tree Selection, Planting and Establishment,” offered by Brazos County Master Gardener Stephanie Sword on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Cypress Grove Intermediate School. The cost is $25. Contact the Brazos County Extension office at 979-823-0129 or e-mail email@example.com.
Dallas / Dallas County
Enjoy the biggest pumpkin festival around during Autumn at the Arboretum, now through late November at the Dallas Arboretum. Find details about the festival at www.dallasarboretum.org.
See the wonders of the new Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden at the Dallas Arboretum during the garden’s inaugural year. This 8-acre laboratory for preschool to middle school children features 17 outdoor and indoor galleries. The amazing and innovative new garden at the north end of the Arboretum overlooks White Rock Lake. Find details at www.dallasarboretum.org.
Fort Worth / Tarrant County
Attend the Fall Festival in the Japanese Garden on Nov. 2-3 at Fort Worth Botanic Garden. You’ll stroll meandering paths of this beautifully landscaped garden as you listen to the sounds of koto music and taiko drumming. Enjoy dancers, martial arts demonstrations, tea ceremonies, bonsai and ikebana exhibits, and culinary delights. Children’s activities include face painting, Japanese games, fish painting, and more. Admission: $6 adult, $3 ages 4-12. Find details at www.fwbg.org.
Sign up, with area teachers, for a special interdisciplinary workshop exploring the art and science of butterflies, bees, and the plants they pollinate. “Butterflies in the Garden” is offered at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden on Tuesday, Nov. 12, in partnership with the Botanical Research Institute of Texas and the Art Department of Fort Worth ISD. Find details at http://fwbg.org/education/workshops-and-classes/
Spend A Morning with Neil Sperry in person at the Palace Theatre in Grapevine, 10 a.m. on Nov. 26, under the auspices of the Grapevine Garden Club. Neil will present “Texas Home Landscaping – Planning and Plants,” sharing photos of his own garden and other notable gardens he has visited. Proceeds from the event benefit the Grapevine Botanical Gardens Greenhouse Project. Tickets are available at Marshall Grain (Grapevine) and Calloway’s (Hurst and Southlake) or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Find details at www.grapevinegardenclub.org.
McKinney / Collin County
Sign up the kids for Heard Nature Investigators, a nature club designed for children in first through fifth grades. Children may attend with or without an adult as the group investigates a different nature topic each month. They’ll learn about animals’ winter survival and what lives in Bullfrog Pond, or create a bird feeder and a nature journal. HNI meets on the second Sunday of the month, 2-4:30 p.m. Club dues are $20 per session ($17 members). Register for all six sessions and get one free. Visit www.heardmuseum.org.
Support Crape Myrtle Trails of McKinney and have a morning of family fun at the 8th Annual 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run on Saturday, Nov. 23. Entertainment in Myrtle Village before and after the races includes petting zoo, face painter, obstacle course, warm-up exercises, Chicken Dances and the ever-entertaining Kiss-a-Pig awards. First race leaves the gate at 8:30 a.m. in front of Cooper Fitness Center, 7910 Collin McKinney Pkwy. Race-day sign-ups begin at 7:30 a.m. For savings, register in advance: www.crapemyrtletrails.org
Nacogdoches, East Texas and Points East
Attend the November lecture in the Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series on Thursday, Nov. 21, when Jackie Carlisii of the Grass and Rock Shop in Lafayette, La., presents “Making Organic Gardening Easy.” The garden lectures are held at 6:30 p.m. in the Stephen F. Austin State University Agriculture Building. Refreshments and a rare plant raffle are included. Free and open to the public. For more information call 935-468-1863 or e-mail email@example.com.
San Antonio / Bexar County
See unique scarecrows along the trails of the San Antonio Botanical Garden now through Nov. 8. Visitors are treated to unique interpretations of scarecrow making – like Marilyn Mon-scare-croe and G.I. Crow. Lots of photo ops. Admission: $10 adults, $8 students, seniors, military, $7 ages 3-13. Find details at www.sabot.org.
Capture the excitement of carnivorous plants in the Savage Gardens exhibit at the San Antonio Botanical Garden now through Dec. 31. Find details at www.sabot.org.