Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month from February through June and
August through December at 7:00 PM at the Allen Heritage Center (Train Depot) at 100
East Main Street in Allen (unless otherwise noted). All are welcome! See the following
dates for AGC meeting and event information.
Join Collin County Master Gardener, Jenny Nelson for Two-Hour Tuesdays at the Allen
Heritage Village, 450 St. Mary Dr., Allen as she maintains the various gardens. Bring your
garden gloves, tools (pruners, hand trowel, weed digger, etc.), hat, sunscreen, bug spray,
and water. She starts work at around 8:30 am during the summer months.
We also included the dates when we will be helping with the maintenance at public
gardens. Please come prepared with pruning tools, shovels, hand trowels, garden gloves,
yard trimming bags, etc. Wear sunscreen and bug spray as necessary.
2018 Meetings and Events (We are busy scheduling our 2018 meetings and will have them
listed as they are scheduled. Thank you for your patience.):
January - No Meeting
February 7 - Photgraphy in the Garden - Collin County Master Gardeners - Learn tips and
techniques for taking the best garden photos.
March 1 - Heritage Park Playground Garden clean-up, near Aylesbury Dr. & Heritage Pkwy. 9 am
March 7 - Fungal Leaf Diseases - Dave Madden, The Davey Tree Expert Company - Dave will
teach us about identifying fungal leaf diseases and how to control them. Since he is also a
certified arborist, he will also give us tips on pruning.
March 19 - Garden clean-up at Allen Heritage Village gardens, 450 St. Mary Dr., 10 am - noon.
April 4 - Spring Plant Swap - Dig and divide summer and fall blooming perennials to exchange
for other new plants for your garden. Please plant your perennials in containers and LABEL EACH
CONTAINER so gardeners know what they are taking home for their garden.
April 13 - Garden clean-up and mulching at Allen Heritage Village gardens, 450 St. Mary Dr., 8:30
am - noon. KAB tool trailer will be available for volunteer use. AHS JROTC cadets scheduled to
May 2 - Cheap Gardening - by Nancy Taylor, Master Gardener - Learn about tips to save
money in the garden.
June 6 - Honeybees - Blake Shook, owner of Desert Creek Honey will talk about the importance
of honeybees and their decline. Blake will also bring some of his honey products for purchase.
July - No meeting
August 1 - Earth Kind Perennials - Diane Land, Collin County Master Gardener will talk about
perennials for our area that conserve water, reduce the use of fertilizer and pesticide, and and
therefore protect the environment.
September 5 - Designing the Garden for Pollinators, Learn to identify the pollinators, how we
can help them and how to attract them to your garden. Presentation will be done by our Collin
County Master Gardeners.
October 3 - Fall Plant Swap - Dig and divide spring and summer blooming perennials to
exchange for other new plants for your garden. Please plant your perennials in containers and
LABEL EACH CONTAINER so gardeners know what they are taking home for their garden.
November 7 - "Plant Show & Tell" Learn from our Allen Garden Club members about their
favorite plants and how you can grow them in your own garden.
December - Date TBA - Members Christmas Potluck
If you have suggestions for a presentation or any questions about our meeting and event