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Lawn & Garden Expo 2023
We are hosting our 22nd annual Lawn & Garden Expo! The Waxahachie Civic Center will be filled with local business ready to help you with your lawns, gardens, outdoor designs, pest management, garden tools and much more. Your local Master Gardeners are available to answer your gardening questions.
So come join us! The date is March 25.
Doors open at 9:00 a.m.
This year we have four speakers covering diverse subjects. You’ll want to attend them all!
10:00: Maureen Nitkowski – “Gardening for a Sense of Place” Maureen came to Texas years ago and has been an Ellis County Master Gardener for twenty years. She has also been a Master Naturalist for 11 years. Maureen’s training is in biology and chemistry. She is committed to research-based continuing education for all ages.
11:00: John Thomas co-founder of Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg shares the What, Where, When and How of growing wildflowers.
12:30: Ginger Cole – “Sparking Joy with Pollinators – Ginger has been gardening in Ellis County for almost 50 years. Along the way she has added chickens, goats* and beekeeping to her “urban farm”. Ginger is an Ellis County Master Gardener and is also involved in many other community activities.
2:00: Andrea DeLong-Amaya, director of horticulture at LBJ Wildflower Center in Austin, takes us on a journey of the Botanic Garden of Texas and explains how to use Texas native plants in unexpected ways.
Children’s Workshop at Expo
There’s excitement and education happening again this year in the Crape Myrtle room of the Civic Center.
This year our theme is “Wild About Gardening” and we are leaning into the wild side of gardening with some exhibitors that will excite and educate the kids.
Texas Discovery Gardens will be joining us with live butterflies, moths and bugs to examine.
Amethyst Stone of the facebook page “What kind of snake is this?”, will be bringing her collection of native Texas snakes to observe.
The John Bunker Sands Wetlands Center will have a tank full of micro invertebrates to explore.
Also on hand will be Ellis County Heritage Farm, Keep Waxahachie Beautiful and lots of Master Naturalists and Master Gardeners with some “getting your hands dirty” activities from pollination to composting.
Come join us March 25th as we get Wild About Gardening!
Want to know what to expect? Check out the information below from the 2022 expo.
Lawn & Garden Expo 2022 - The Ellis County Master Gardeners will be back in the Waxahachie Civic Center on March 26th! 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Tickets will be available for free at community sponsors... Read More →
Children’s Workshops at EXPO - Come join us as we explore how to identify and be “Heroes of the Garden”. The children’s workshop at the Ellis County Master Gardeners Expo is a popular place for... Read More →
2022 Garden Expo Success - It is hard to quantify the number of volunteers and hours it takes to make the Ellis County Master Gardeners Lawn & Garden Expo a success. There were over 2000... Read More →