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Are you a Texas transplant, new to gardening or want to learn how to be a successful gardener? The Newcomers Guide to Gardening in North Texas event was designed with you in mind. Spend a Saturday learning from our team of experts. Register online to reserve your seat, the event is free.

4th Annual Newcomer Event

Mark your calendars and make your reservations to attend on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the McKinney ISD Community Event Center located at the south end of the MISD stadium, 4201 Hardin Blvd.   


Through a variety of short lectures, local experts will share their horticultural expertise, research based information and hands on experience about the challenges and rewards of gardening in North Texas.


Presentation topics include:

  • Landscape Design Principals
  • Right Plant, Right Place
  • How to Water Wisely
  • Basic care and maintenance
  • North Texas soils


Experts will be on hand to answer your gardening questions before and after the presentations.  


This Newcomer's Guide to Gardening event is hosted by the City of McKinney in cooperation with the North Texas Municipal Water District, Texas A&M AgriLife Water University, the Collin County Master Gardeners, Texas Pure Products and the Dallas Irrigation Association.  Partner cities include the City of Allen, City of Frisco, City of Garland, City of Plano, City of Richardson, City of Rowlett, City of Princeton, Town of Prosper and City of Wylie.  Special thanks to McKinney Community Development Corporation and McKinney Convention & Visitor's Bureau.