"Creating a Texas Country Garden...A Harvest of Ideas"


Another popular Oktober Gartenfest symposium will take place at Winedale, Texas (Fayette County, Central Texas) on October 24th and 25th, 2003.

Greg Grant, Texas horticulturist
Again, participants will enjoy two excellent meals as well as lectures of interest to Texas gardeners and native plant enthusiasts, covering topics such as the traditions, trends, and plant palette of Cottage Gardens, Garden Design, citrus, figs and vegetables suitable for our area of Texas, and details of methods utilized to maintain historical gardens such as those of Bayou Bend in Houston.

There will be a plant sale of rare, hard-to-find, heirloom and novel plants for the avid gardener. Greg Grant, noted Texas horticulturist and plant breeder, will highlight many of the sale’s featured plants in his slide show.

There will be a TOUR of several local gardens after the presentations.

There will be no workshops nor tours on Friday afternoon.

Instead, the tours will take place on Saturday afternoon after the close of the symposium and plant sale.

A map detailing directions to the gardens will be available upon registration for the symposium. The gardens of Jerald and Libby Winston Mize, Tony and Kay Scanapico and Gary and Agelia McGowan (as well as the gardens of Festival Hill itself) will be featured.

Gartenfest registration will begin on the Menke House (Festival Hill) front porch at 5:00 p.m. Friday.

Note: Texas Master Gardeners may now earn 8 hours of Recertification credit by attending the Saturday lecture series.

After September 1st, 2003 registration forms may be downloaded and sent in to:

Ms. Gloria Jaster
The University of Texas at Winedale
P. O. Box 11 (979) 278-3530
Round Top, TX 78954

For more details, view the SCHEDULE OF EVENTS and REGISTRATION FORM for 2003 Oktober Gartenfest.