Denton County Master Gardener Association hosts annual Fall Garden Festival

Pat Pape

“Texas Gardening — you can do it!” is the theme of the Denton County Master Gardener Association’s Fall Garden Festival from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 4, in the Family Life Center at Trietsch Memorial UMC, 6101 Morriss Road in Flower Mound.

The annual event provides free entertainment and educational activities for the entire family. Master Gardener booths at the Festival cover topics such as propagation, lawn care, designing a water-wise landscape, herb growing, worm composting and a dozen other topics. Seminars on gardening will be offered in classroom areas, including “Perennial Gardening” by Marilyn Simmons and “Transitioning from Sprinkler to Drip” by Patrick Dickinson.

Dr. Douglas Steele, director of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will present the “Extension in the City” award to District 64 Texas House of Representatives member Myra Crownover.

Live entertainment will be provided by the Flower Mound Community Orchestra, Voices of Flower Mound, Studio B Performing Arts Center, Texas Harmony Chorus (Sweet Adelines) and Dallas Tap Dazzlers. Vendors will offer hand-crafted items and information about maintaining a sustainable environment. More information is available on the Master Gardener website: