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Horticulture Field Day

June 27 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Horticulture Field Day

June 27, 2019

Free Admission


Please pre-register for meal count: Email or Phone (903) 834-6191

*Handicapped parking is available.  Please call for any special needs.

Advisement!  This is a field event held rain or shine.  Please come prepared with proper attire, sturdy footwear, sunscreen, hats, umbrellas/parasols, etc. Please bring chairs if you want to sit outside during lunch. Bottled water will be provided.

Location:  Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Overton

 Field Tours

  •  8:30 am   Registration opens at the East Farm Area
  • 8:30 – 10:30 am  Tour of Ornamental Trials at the East Farm Area
  • 10:30 – 11:45 am  Tour of Ornamental Trials at the Demonstration Garden at the Main Building


  •  11:45 am – 1:00 pm  Sponsored lunch of BBQ Brisket or Grilled Chicken and sides by the arbor at the Main Building (Texas A&M AgriLife Center).

Presentations (Indoors in the Bruce McMillan, Jr. Auditorium at the Main Building)

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm   “The Labor Day Report- What survived the summer?”
Dr. Brent Pemberton, Ornamental Horticulture and Plant Physiology

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm   “Current Happenings at the Dallas Arboretum”
Megan Proska, Horticulture Manager- The Dallas Arboretum

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm    “Creating the WOW Factor: Using Color to Add Drama to the Landscape”
Gaye Hammond, Past President, Houston Rose Society; Development Chair, American Rose Society


June 27
8:30 am - 3:30 pm


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