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The Texas Master Gardeners Association presents a variety of programs to help guests develop their green thumbs. Most of the events take place at he Tyler Rose Garden, 420 Rose Park Dr, except for the Smith County Master Gardeners Fall Conference which takes place at Harvey Hall. Call 903.590.2980 and visit to find out more. Upcoming First Tuesday seasonal gardening lectures are September 1, October 6, and November 14.  They are free and start at Noon and are about 30 minutes with a Q&A session follow. Seating is limited and guests should bring a chair. In case of inclement weather the program will move inside. Other events are noted below.

September 19

East Texas Garden Lecture Series. Tyler. Dr. William C. Welch presents “Redesigning Your Garden-Give Your Landscape Pizazz.” 8:30 a.m. $15. 

October 6

Smith County Master Gardener Fall Conference and Bulb Sale. Tyler. Timely gardening tips and topics are covered during the conference with bulb and plant sale following. Bulbs, perennials, trees and shrubs suitable for the local area are offered. Free.  

October 24

East Texas Garden Lecture Series. Tyler. Dr. Jared Barnes presents “Herbaceous Design-Incorporating Annuals and Perennials Into Your Garden.” 8:30 a.m. $15. 

November 14

East Texas Garden Lecture Series. Tyler. Dr. David Creech presents “Camellias-The winter garden shouldn’t be boring.” 8:30 a.m. $15.

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