Denton County Master Gardener Association


Helping Denton County and North Texas residents create sustainable gardens, landscapes, and communities.


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Timely Tips

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February Garden Tips

Mid-February is a great time to plant seed potatoes. Most of our local nurseries will have a good supply. Pontiacs for red potatoes and Kennebecs for whites are 2 recommended varieties for our climate.

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Give Frost the Cold Shoulder

Cover frost-tender plants with a row cover before any expected cold snaps. Be sure to mulch all bare soil to preserve nutrients and moisture.

A fig tree displaying ripening fruit.

Add a Fruit Tree to Your Garden

Thinking about adding fruit trees to your landscape? December is a great time to peruse the best fruit trees for North Texas. Planting in January-March gives a tree time to adjust and spread its root system before a hot summer.

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Uncover the Mysteries of Your Soil

There’s an easy way to find out what’s going on with your soil – have it tested! A soil analysis test will offer a good breakdown of your soil and recommendations on how to improve soil fertility.

Gardening Basics

1. Plan and Prepare

Let us take you on an exciting gardening journey. Learn from Master Gardener experts how to design and prepare gardens and landscapes full of beauty and interest. Let us help you create a beautiful garden!

2. Select and Grow

Need help selecting the right plants for your garden or landscape? Find Plant Facts to help you choose the right plants for the right spots in your landscape. You’ll find it here whether you love flowers, edibles, trees, or native plants!

3. Maintain and Solve Problems

Keep your outdoor spaces beautiful and edible harvests bountiful. Learn how to identify and solve problems, important monthly gardening tasks, and more from Master Gardeners and gardening experts.

4. Deeper Learning

Make your Green Thumb a little greener. Our monthly magazine The Root offers in-depth gardening articles and tips. View our videos and peruse our how-to guides to deepen your gardening knowledge.

How We Serve

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Expert Speakers

Need a speaker for your next event? We are passionate about sharing our knowledge. Our mission is to help people understand how easy and fun it is to create healthy gardens, landscapes, and communities. We are delighted to speak to civic groups, neighborhood associations, garden clubs, and other community organizations in Denton County.

Activities for Youth

Want to add a little fascination to your child’s life or classroom? Our Science with Attitude (SWAt) and Global Gardeners curriculum covers horticultural, environmental, and wildlife topics for the school and other educational or community venues. Our partnership with Elm Fork Chapter Texas Master Naturalists, and Denton County 4 -H, make our youth programs unique.

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A peach tree with a cluster of ripening fruit.

Community Gardens, Parks, and Trails

Interested in learning more about edible gardening, landscaping ideas, or nearby parks and trails? Visit one of the community gardens we support or the beautifully landscaped spaces our volunteers maintain.

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Master Gardeners

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Upcoming Events



Date February 6, 2023Time 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmVenue Flower Mound Public LibraryOrganizer Flower Mound Library Spring Gardening Series

Explore how you can achieve and sustain landscape design harmony for the entire family, including your fur family.

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The Spring Plant Sale!

Saturday, April 29, 2023

9 am-2 pm or until sell out

Trinity United Methodist Church, 633 Hobson Ln, Denton

  • Texas tough perennials
  • Difficult to find plants
  • Special container plants
  • Plants grown by Master Gardeners
  • Master Gardeners on-site to assist
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The Annual Garden Tour!

Saturday, May 13, 2023

9 am-4 pm

Family-Friendly Event

  • Self-guided tours of four unique Denton County properties
  • Master Gardener docents on-site
  • Ask a Master Gardener Booth
  • Children’s activities
  • Learn about native plants, shade gardens, & more

Latest Videos

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The Impact of Locally Grown Flowers in the Marketplace & Environment

Locally grown flowers provide a positive impact on the environment and the marketplace. Presented by Amanda Vanhoozier, owner of Bishop Hill Farm Flowers.

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Soil & Soil Nutrition

Soil health is foundational for good gardening from the ground up! Presented by Denton County Master Gardener Carol Rowley.

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Understanding Rainwater & Watersheds

Learn about water conservation and the importance of watersheds. Presented by Denton County Master Gardener Daniel Arenas.

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Grow Your Skills

Conquer your landscape! Start getting our best how-to advice today. Sign up for our free monthly e-magazine, The Root. Receive expert tips, easy-to-follow plans from experienced gardeners, and learn new techniques you can put into practice right away.

A Special Thanks to Our Partners

The official logo of the City of Argyle, Texas
The logo of the City of Denton, Texas.
The logo of the 4H association.
The logo of the City of Aubrey, Texas.
The logo of the County of Denton, Texas.
The logo of the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area.
The logo of the Texas A&M University System AgriLife Extension.
The logo of the Keep Aubrey, Texas Beautiful initiative.
The logo of the First Baptist Church of Flower Mound, Texas
The logo of the City of Lewisville, Texas.
The logo of the Texas Master Naturalist Society.
The logo of Beulah Acres Community Center in Denton, Texas.
The logo of the Flower Mound, Texas Public Library.
The logo of the Native Plant Society of Texas, Trinity Forks Chapter.
The logo of the Upper Trinity Regional Water District.
The logo of the City of Carrolton, Texas.
The logo of the City of Flower Mound, Texas.
The logo of the Shiloh Community Gardens, Denton, Texas

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Grow a Greener Future

Our mission is to educate and engage Denton County residents in research-based sustainable gardening practices. Your donation to DCMGA will provide programs for adults and youth to inspire beautiful, earth-friendly gardens, landscapes, and communities.

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