Events & Workshops

Mini-Workshops

Join us this spring for free monthly mini-workshops. We'll be hosting these on Saturdays at the Stinson House at the Wood County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, from 9:00 until 10:30.   The historic Stinson House will be open for tours when the workshop ends.

 

Participation is free, but you must register via email (woodcountyarbo@gmail.com) to reserve your seat and ensure we have enough materials.

** If you can't make a Saturday session, we'll repeat each of these the following Wednesday at 9:30. **


 

February 22 

Rose Pruning

9:00 am - 10:30 am

 Repeats February 26th @ 9:30

You'll learn how (and when) to prune roses in your garden.  Weather permitting, we'll demonstrate in the gardens at the Arboretum, so bring your pruners and your garden gloves. We’ll make sure your pruners are up to the task by showing you how to sharpen them.

We'll also show you how to propagate heirloom roses from cuttings, from heirloom roses in our gardens (Saturday only). To participate in this part of the workshop,
please bring a two-gallon soda bottle - we'll give you details when you register.

Workshop is FREE, but seating is limited, so you MUST register BY EMAIL to WoodCountyArbo@gmail.com

 


 

March 21

Texas Gardening 101

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Repeats March 25th @ 9:30

Are you new to gardening? Or maybe you’re an experienced gardener, but new to Texas? Then this is the workshop for you! It doesn’t matter if you plan to grow vegetables or flowers, these basic techniques will apply.

We’ll go over the basics of gardening in Texas, including understanding your soils, irrigation methods, dealing with common garden pests, and choosing plants wisely (what does ‘full sun’ mean??).

Bring your questions and our experienced team members will try to answer them!

Workshop is FREE, but seating is limited, so you MUST register BY EMAIL to WoodCountyArbo@gmail.com

Spring Plant Sale

April 18

Pre-sale for Members

April 17

Check back for details

 

 

Mini- Workshop

April 25

Building a container garden

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Repeats April 29th @ 9:30

Whether you want a container full of annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, or even shrubs, this is the workshop for you! We’ll talk about the basics of building a container, from containers to potting mixes to plant selection.

Bring your own container, and we’ll help you discover what you might plant in it.

Workshop is FREE, but seating is limited, so you MUST register BY EMAIL to WoodCountyArbo@gmail.com

 

 

Mini-Workshop
May 16

Butterfly Gardening with Butterfly Release

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Repeats May 20 @ 9:30

This session starts with a short intro to butterfly gardening, featuring nectar plants for butterflies and larval host plants for caterpillars. We’ll then show examples in two butterfly gardens at the Arboretum, one built with only Texas native plants.

To make this day really special, we’ll be releasing some butterflies (Saturday only, weather permitting) to carry our wishes on the wind.

Workshop is FREE, but seating is limited, so you MUST register BY EMAIL to WoodCountyArbo@gmail.com

 

Creative University

May 23

Painting in the Gardens

This will be a fun, creative class in painting with a palette knife led by artist Tessa Wilson (see her work at Tessa Wilson Art on Facebook).  Check back for details.

 

Mini-Workshop
June 20

Composting with worms

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Repeats June 24th @ 9:30

Learn how to turn your kitchen waste into garden gold. You’ll learn the basics of vermicomposting, including where to get your composting worms, what to put in your worm bin, and what can go wrong.

We’ll demonstrate how to build a bin, and if you bring a Rubbermaid container, you can build your very own worm composter! We’ll even provide you a start of some worms for your bin (Saturday only, as supplies last).

Finally, you’ll learn how to brew ‘worm wine’ to fertilize your gardens. You’ll get more info on what to bring when you register for this class.

Workshop is FREE, but seating is limited, so you MUST register BY EMAIL to WoodCountyArbo@gmail.com

 

Miss Ima 5K Walk & Run

July 25 

The second annual Miss Ima 5K will be held Saturday, July 25, starting at 7:45 am with the 1/2 mile Kids Fun Run/Walk followed by a 5K Run/Walk at 8:00 am for those 10 years of age and older.  Registration starts at 7:00 am.  New this year--Chip Timing!   Entry fee is $25; $10 for kids (10 & under).

 

To register for the race, go to https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Quitman/MissIma5KRunWalkKidsFunRun

We also invite you to participate as a sponsor.   Your sponsorship supports the Wood County Arboretum and is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  Our sponsorship levels and benefits are detailed below.  

 

 

If you are interested in sponsoring the Miss Ima 5K, please email us or call us at 430-254-5461.  

Yard Sale

September 26

Fall Plant Sale

October 17

Pre-sale for Members 

October 16

 

Nature University 

November - date to be determined

Christmas Open House

December 17

Platinum Level

$500

Large logo (one color) on back of race t-shirt

May set up table at event

Verbal recognition on race day

2 complimentary race entries

Gold Level

$300

Medium logo (one color) on back of race t-shirt

May set up table at event

Verbal recognition on race day

2 complimentary race entries

Silver Level

$200

Small logo (one color) on back of race t-shirt

Verbal recognition on race day

1 complimentary race entry

Bronze Level

$100

Company or Family name (no logo) on back of race t-shirt

1 complimentary race entry

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