Join us in our garden center on Saturdays as we share fun garden topics & events.
Our talks will be about 30 minutes with time for Q & A at the end. See you soon!
2810 Airline Rd.
September 16, 2017, 9:00 am
Keep it Healthy:
Fall Lawn & Landscape Care
with DeAnna Baumgartner, Manager, Gill Landscape Nursery
Help your lawn and landscape look its best with some great tips for the fall season. De will talk about watering, fertilizing, trimming and solutions to possible common problems.
September 23, 2017, 9:00 am
Veggies After Tomatoes…Tips For Fall & Winter
with Debbie Pinkerton, Buyer, Gill Nursery
Fall veggies are some of the best for South Texas gardeners. Its prime time to plant those cool weather crops of broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, beets, greens, and a host of others you and your family are sure to enjoy.
September 30, 2017, 9:00 am
Boston Gardens-Growing Strong
with Kathy Hubner, Landscape Designer APLD, TCNP
Kathy will give a presentation showing fresh landscape ideas from the best gardens in Boston, MA. You’ll be inspired by gardens with new takes on growing vegetables, flowers, and creating fun whimsical spaces that make you smile. And if you’ve always wanted a secret garden, you won’t want to miss seeing a secret garden gem hidden in plain sight on a Rhode Island Country Road.
October 7, 2017, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Make and Take: Herb and Flower Pot For Kids
with Joey Sosa & Barbara Tharas, Gill Landscape Nursery
Parents come have some garden fun with the kids! We’ll help them plant a take home container with seasonal herbs and flowers they can grow and enjoy. It’s a great way for them to learn more about the joys of gardening!
Price: $10.00. One per child.
October 14, 2017, 9:00am
Growing Good Fruit Trees In South Texas
with Phillip Elbert. Landscape Designer, Gill Landscape Nursery
Fruit trees are one of nature’s great gifts! Think of them as bonus plants that provide beauty and food for your family. Join us as we discover this bountiful landscape addition. Phillip will talk about some of the best types for our area, including citrus, figs, persimmons and many more. He’ll share great info about their basic care including fertilizing and winter protection and how to integrate them into your everyday landscapes.
October 21, 2017, 9:00 am
Garden To Table-Herbal Creations!
with Chef Dean Sprague, Executive Chef of the Omni Bayfront Glass Pavilion
Get inspired with local Chef Dean Spague as he creates delicious treats from the garden. With recipes and bite size tastings, he’ll share his passion of using food and produce from local sources. What a great time to expand your culinary skills for the upcoming holidays! Chef Sprague is a member of the Texas Chefs Association and advocate for the Grow Local program. He frequents the Wednesday Farmers Market downtown doing cooking demonstrations.
October 28, 2017, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Halloween Fun- Pumpkin Painting & Trick Or Treat Bags
with Ernest Palacios & Barbara Tharas, Local Artists & Gill Staff
Bring the kids and join the fun! Pick out a pumpkin to decorate and make your treat goodie bag. Ernest and Barbara will be there ready to help. Painting can be messy so dress accordingly.
November 4, 2017, 9:00 am
Make & Take: Winter-Holiday Porch Pot
with Lynn Fernand & Whitney Lance, Gill Landscape Nursery
Enjoy potting your own porch pot for the holidays. We’ll have the seasons’ best plants paired with classic clay pottery. Relax, get your hands dirty, & make something beautiful. Pick out your container and favorite flowers and our staff will help you put it all together. You pay only for the pot and plants!