Colleyville Garden Club

General Meetings

Our meetings are the 1st Wednesday morning of each month, September thru May, and held at the Colleyville City Center.  Guests are welcome, there is no charge and no need to RSVP except for Dec. and May luncheons.

September 7

Natural Organic Gardening and Landscaping by Howard Garrett, The Dirt Doctor

Howard is a nationally syndicated Organic Gardening & Living radio talk show host, arborist, American Society of Landscape Architects member, columnist for the Dallas Morning News - Organic Answers, author of 15 gardening-related books, and Chairman of Texas Organic Research Center (TORC).

 

October 5

Landscape Design Basics by Patrick Dickinson

Patrick is a landscape design expert and horticulturist with more than 20 years of experience in landscape design. He is a featured horticultural expert on the ABC television affiliate WFAA. He will teach us principles of good design, including designing for reduced maintenance needs and water use.

 

November 2

Things You May Not Know About the Fort Worth Botanic Garden by Zach Gomez 

Zach is the Horticultural Manager for the Rose and Tinsley Gardens at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden (FWBG) and will speak about these wonderful gardens and the future of the FWBG and Biological Research Institute of Texas (BRIT).

 

December 7

Holiday Luncheon and Silent Auction

Celebrate the season at our holiday luncheon. Enjoy the festive member decorated tables, live music, and silent auction. Auction proceeds go to charity.

 

January 4

Water Features 101 by Trey Bradley

Trey will talk about incorporating water features into our gardens and yards. He is owner of DFW Ponds and has designed and installed a wide range of ecosystem ponds throughout North Texas. He was the first Master Certified Aquascape Contractor in Texas. 

February 1

Blooming Valentine in Japan by Amira Matsuda

Amira will describe the Japanese way of celebrating Valentine’s Day. and the fundamental principles of Ikebana, the Japanese Art of floral arrangement. She is an award-winning Ikebana instructor and owns the Ikebana4U Sogetsu School of Japanese Flower Arrangements.    

 

March 1

Landscaping With Edible Plants by Cheryl Beesley

Cheryl will talk about incorporating edible plants into both new landscape designs and existing landscapes. She has over 25 years of experience in designing landscapes for Texas and is the author of the book, Landscaping with Edible Plants in Texas.

 

April 5

Urban Wildlife of Colleyville by Sam Kieschnick

Sam will speak about our local wildlife, focusing on the three A’s: Awareness, Appreciation, and Action. He is an urban wildlife biologist with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) in DFW. He has served as a botanist at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT), a science interpreter at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, a naturalist at the Fort Worth Nature Center, and a nature educator with the City of Mansfield. 

 

   May 3 

Luncheon, Auction, and Installation of Officers

Come enjoy our end of year luncheon with member decorated tables, live music, and silent auction.  Auction proceeds go to charity. 

 


 

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Civic Beautification

We work with the City of Colleyville and with our Parks Manager to help fund various garden-related projects for our city such as plantings for the Blue Star Memorial on Highway 26, wind sculptures installed in McPherson Park, and the Veterans’ Memorial at Sparger Park.  We create holiday wreaths for several of our city buildings, participate in Arbor Day, and work with some of our schools on special gardens.

Community Concerns

The Garden Club leads several workshops a year for residents at our local senior residences. Our senior citizens especially look forward to creating floral arrangements to brighten their rooms.

Scholarships

We provide a student scholarships valued at  $1000 for students from GCISD who meet the criteria set by the Executive Board.  The principle requirement has been that the student be enrolled in an accredited college or university and that he or she be engaged in a course of study related to horticulture. 

Yard of the Season

We recognize outstanding yards in our community with a monetary award and a sign designating the yard as a Yard of the Month.  As this program is most active during our primary growing seasons, it has become more seasonal than monthly.  We welcome suggestions from the community.