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Budding Out Festival

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Featuring:

Many specialty plant vendors from around Texas!

(See vendor listing below, updated regularly)

Peckerwood Garden’s own exclusive, ultra-rare plant offerings!

(List will be posted soon)

Landscape materials and gardening supplies!

Art and craft vendors!

Great Food!

Cash bar!

Music performed by:

Hogan and Moss

The Houston Blenders!

…and of course, come stroll among the springtime beauty of Peckerwood Garden’s award winning landscape design and internationally renowned plant collections!

Sponsored by:

Schedule:

  • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 am: Free VIP access only for Peckerwood Members:
    • allowing exclusive access to the rarest plants in limited quantities from Peckerwood’s plant collections and other vendors (Membership may be purchased in advance here or at the event).
  • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm: General public admission

If interested in becoming a vendor, please download the vendor registration form here.

Plant Vendor list (updated regularly)

  • Zone 9 Tropicals, Houston (Unusual Tropical Plants)
  • Bluebonnet House, Chappell Hill (Flowering and Decorative Plants)
  • Petflytrap.com, Spring (Carnivorous plants)
  • Jimbo’s Nursery, Santa Fe (Bromeliads and Tropicals)
  • McNeal Growers, Austin (Unusual native and adapted plants)
  • Fern Plantation Nursery, Magnolia (Hardy and tropical ferns)
  • Asian Epiphytes, Houston (Rare Staghorn Ferns, Aroids, and more)
  • Darlene Morris, Tomball (Collector-quality tropical rarities)
  • Old School Produce, Houston (Herbs, edibles, exotics)
  • The Herb Cottage, Hallettsville (Herbs, succulents, decorative hypertufa planters)
  • San Jacinto Stone, Houston (Stone, gravel and decorative landscape supplies)
  • The Cycad Society (Cycads)
  • Tejas Bulbs, Inc, Boerne
  • Native Plant Society of Texas, La Bahia Chapter
  • Texas Bluebird Society
  • Discount Trees of Texas, Brenham
  • Texas Gulf Coast Fern Society, Houston
  • Another Place In Time, Houston
  • Microlife Organic Fertilizer
  • …and more!

Art and other vendors

  • Arts Folly (Hand sewn gifts, sleep masks, and more)
  • Creative Adventures Texas (handmade Fairys and flower dolls)
  • Beaded Dragon Designs (handmade jewelry)
  • Vladimir Fine Art, Houston
  • Pen Morrison, Artist, Houston
  • RPM Concessions
  • The Traveling Spirit
  • Marmalady
  • Angel Wing Arts
  • Cultured Skinbiotics
  • KB Design Jewelry
  • …and more!

 

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2019 Topics

Peckerwood Garden Lecture Series Topics

Peckerwood Garden Insider Tour Topics

  • September 21, TBD
December 21, TBD
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Volunteering at Peckerwood Garden

We strongly value our volunteers who make significant contribution to the beautification and function of Peckerwood Garden. Their tireless efforts truly make a huge difference!

Volunteer Functions

  • Weed the area around the office.
  • Water the greenhouses.
  • Plant around the office.
  • Lead or assist on tours (requires training).
  • Prepare snacks for events.
  • Assist the office manager with clerical tasks.
  • Clear undeveloped property.
  • Perform basic carpentry.

Days

Volunteers work Tuesday and sometimes Friday, but days are flexible.

How to Become Involved

Volunteer Form

 

To inquire about volunteering call 979.826.3232 or email info@peckerwoodgarden.org.

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Friends of Peckerwood Day: Folk Art and Rare Plant Silent Auction

November 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Visitors enjoy 1-hour guided tours of the garden led by knowledgeable docents, and a special celebration for John Fairey.

There will be an art auction and rare plant sale, mariachi, food, tequila, and fun in the garden. Entry is free to all supporters of the garden: if you have donated or attended any event in 2017 or 2018, please join us.

Please register ahead here: Register for free

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Peckerwood Insiders’ Tours

Join us and experience Peckerwood Garden in a new way!

One tour will be held the morning of the first Saturday of each month.

Guests Purchase tickets here: https://mkt.com/peckerwood-garden-conservation-foundation

Member’s register here:eventregistration@peckerwoodgarden.org

About the tours.

Unlike our general Open Day tours, Director of Horticulture Adam Black or a knowledgeable docent will highlight a more focused subject each month, ranging from Peckerwood’s specific plant groups, garden design strategies, seasonal interest and more. Attendees will often get the rare opportunity to see sections of the garden never visited during the general tours.  The goal is to deepen your understanding and appreciation of Peckerwood’s unique collections and their use in the landscape to spark inspiration for your own garden.

 

NOTE: This tour will take place mostly in the sun, so please dress appropriately with adequate sun protection. Bottled water will be available or you may bring your own.


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Pre-register for your special visit to Peckerwood Garden.

Tours are approximately 1 ½ hours long. Most tours are limited to 15 people (unless otherwise specified) so pre-registration is required.

Peckerwood Garden has been widely acclaimed for design originality, the breadth of its collections, and its education and conservation programs. Learning about these collections is an ongoing process and an excellent opportunity to deepen your knowledge of plants, design, Peckerwood Garden, and more.

Guests please call 979-826-3232 or email eventregistration@peckerwoodgarden.org for reservations.

Unfortunately, baby strollers, and pets are not allowed in the garden due to the delicate and sharp plants and small uneven pathways. Service animals, with identification, are allowed. Garden entry is by guided tour only.


Tours are $15 per person, space available. Members are free. Pre-registration is required.

Contact Bethany Jordan with questions at bethany@peckerwoodgarden.org or at 979-826-3232.

Visit the Calendar for the current Peckerwood Garden Events

Directions

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Garden Conservancy Houston, TX Open Day

Saturday, April 30

10:00 AM – 04:00 PM

Peckerwood Garden is proud to partner with the Garden Conservancy to bring you the April 30, 2016 Houston Open Day, a self-guided tour of 8 private gardens in Houston and a plant sale hosted by Peckerwood Garden.   This event is part of the Conservancy’s national garden visiting program, and a portion of the proceeds of this Open Day will benefit Peckerwood Garden.

Discounted ticket books for the Houston Open Day may be purchased at the Peckerwood Plant Sale, offering a savings of $16! Individual tickets are $7 per garden, discounted books are $40 for an all day pass. Tickets may also be purchased on the Garden Conservancy’s website, where you will also find extended garden descriptions.

https://www.gardenconservancy.org/events/


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During the Garden Conservancy Open Day event, Peckerwood Garden staff and volunteers will be hosting a special sale of plants found at Peckerwood Garden. The plants offered for sale are ideally suited to the Houston area and range from succulents to summer blooming natives. Select garden books will be available. The plant sale will take place at 1236 Studewood Street, Houston, Texas  77008 from 10:00 a.m.to 4:00 pm.

Special bonus for Houston Open Day visitors:  If you bring an Open Day Garden ticket stub to Peckerwood Garden on May 8th, you will receive 2 for 1 admission, a $10 savings.


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Habitat Garden

802 Woodland Street

Description:  A garden planned to provide a habitat highway for birds and pollinators that celebrates the spring with wildflowers.  This is a smaller Woodland Heights garden.  Once the spring extravaganza is over, the perennials are the focus of this compact but impressive cottage garden.

 


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The Art Compound

1901 West 14th Street

Houston, Texas  77008

Description:  The property of a prominent artist, Dixie Friend Gay, this garden is an ongoing project by the owner and her son.  The garden, home, and art studios are located on an acre of land off a tributary of White Oak Bayou in the Clark Pines neighborhood, built by the artist in 1992.  The garden is a collection of native and tropical plants intermixed with beautifully placed art and found objects.  Features of the garden include a beautiful mixed-media gate by the artist, artfully designed meandering plant beds and a goldfish pond.


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Alba Garden

744 West 43rd Street

Houston, Texas  77018

Description:  This garden is situated on an acre and a half in the Garden Oaks neighborhood. Stepping through the garden gate into this urban Eden it is evident that a true gardener lives here.  Mostly hidden from street view, this garden features a 15,000 gallon garden koi pond approximately 30 feet long, bisected a wooden bridge.  Though the pond is the highlight of the garden there are also flagstone pathways curving around beautifully tended beds, planted to provide a habitat for birds, butterflies and bees.  The garden features unusual collections of native and Houston-hardy plants.


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Baldridge Residence

2111 Bolsover Street

West University Place, Texas  77005

Description:  This neo-traditional garden is located in West University Place.  It is the home of prominent garden designer Cedar Baldridge.  The main space of the backyard is situated around a pool and water feature, flanked by containers of citrus.  Architectural features include a Chippendale trellis for the owners beloved sweet peas, beautifully detailed gates, flagstone terrace and a collection of 1940s Saltorini outdoor furniture.  The planting design includes espaliered magnolias and citrus trees, a topiary holly colonnade, olive trees and cutting flowers.


Kyle-Lasseter Garden

No. 5 West 11th Place

Houston, Texas  77005

The recently built home of architect Dillon Kyle and Sam Lasseter is located in the gated neighborhood, West 11th Place, near the Museum District. The garden is inspired by vernacular southern gardens.  The backyard garden is centered on a circular pool with brick coping set in a manicured lawn edged by repurposed brick paths and planted beds.  Small raised water gardens are placed asymmetrically within the lawn area.  The owners’ casual lifestyle and love of gardening is evident in planning of the outdoor spaces.  An eclectic container garden is set off by a brick serpentine wall and informal seating areas with vintage furniture. A mixture of recycled pavers are set in loosely planted mixed beds.


Camberg Garden

3250 Reba Drive

Houston, Texas  77019

Description: This new garden, designed by Cedar Baldridge, surrounds a recently built Bobby McAlpine house in River Oaks.  The traditional front yard and drive with lawn and foundation planting accentuates the dramatic neo-traditional vernacular architecture and beautifully detailed fence and gates. The more contemporary rear courtyard is centered around a small pool.  The space includes a boxwood and seasonal flower parterre, crape myrtle screen set in gravel, a small lawn and container garden.  The plant palette includes boxwood, camellias and multi-trunk Natchez crape myrtles.


Bellaire Meadows (3)Bellaire Meadow

505 South Third St

Bellaire, Texas 77401

Description:  This Texas native garden is located in the suburban city of Bellaire.  The owner’s love of the Texas Hill Country is the inspiration of this garden.  An exemplary use of Houston hardy native plants in the context of a suburban setting, this garden keeps the integrity of the design while still in keeping with the neighborhood.   An existing pool dictated the shape of the planting bed in the delightful rear garden.  An inspired contemporary water feature was added updating the feel of the space.  Mature olives in mammoth white pots anchor the expertly designed planting of the backyard.


Auden Glade (4)Southside Glade

6510 Auden Street

Southside Place, Texas 77005

Description: Part of the success of the garden in Southside Place is the juxtaposition of the owners’ contemporary art collection and the unique plant selection of the garden’s landscape architect, Mark McKinnon. Bold texture and colors are evident in the foundation planting at the front of the house. The garden has a contemporary feel. The garden was designed around a large sculpture/ water feature that is set in the large swimming pool. A shade garden with unusual plant specimens runs the length of the pool garden behind a modern shade structure. A substantial potager garden with raised vegetable beds is located on the property.

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Second Annual Taking Root Luncheon a Success

The Peckerwood Garden Conservation Foundation celebrated the 2015 season with its second annual “Taking Root” luncheon, held on October 15th at the Bayou Club in Houston.  Jill Whitten and Chris Knapp chaired the sold-out event, which raised more than $50,000 to support the garden.

Guest speaker landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh spoke about the influence of Peckerwood Garden on his current work at the Menil Collection, where he is creating the landscape for the new Drawing Institute, which broke ground in March.  He also spoke eloquently about the need to find beauty in the natural, to accept the rhythms of the seasons and local conditions and not expect instant results from our gardens and designed landscapes.

Here are some scenes from the event:

 

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Second Annual Taking Root Luncheon: The Buzz Magazine

Second Annual Taking Root Luncheon

 

(From left) Christopher Knapp, Jill Whitten, Sarah Newbery, John Fairey, Thomas Woltz.

Peckerwood Garden Conservation Foundation (PGCF) presents its second annual Taking Root luncheon on Oct. 15. This year’s keynote speaker is Michael Van Valkenburgh, President & CEO of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. (MVVA). Based in Brooklyn, NY and Cambridge, MA, MVVA creates environmentally sustainable and experientially rich places across a wide range of landscape scales. Here in Houston, Mr. Van Valkenburgh is the landscape architect for the new Drawing Institute of the Menil Collection, which broke ground in March.

Peckerwood Garden is the culmination of founder John Gaston Fairey’s vision and passion for a majestic, living palette of artistic textures and colors, showcased in a garden that shows its respect for the environment through the use of natural terrains and conservation. It is also a place that maintains a habitat for biodiversity and a tranquil space for humans to enjoy nature.

Located in Hempstead, about an hour’s drive from Austin, College Station and Houston, Peckerwood Garden is poised on the edge of three climatic zones and is the setting for an expanding collection of rare plants native to a wide region of the southern United States and to Mexico mingled with their Asian counterparts. Private tours can be scheduled during the year, with the garden also open to the public on select dates called “Open Weekends.”

Event type: LUNCHEONS, FUNDRAISERS
Dates: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 11:30 AM
Price: TABLES AVAILABLE AT $2,000, $3,500 AND $5,000; INDIVIDUAL TICKETS ARE $150.
Phone number: 979-826-3232.
Venue: BAYOU CLUB
Address:
8550 MEMORIAL DR.
HOUSTON, TX 77024
 
– See more at: http://thebuzzmagazines.com/calendar-events/second-annual-taking-root-luncheon#sthash.WjAqROi7.dpuf
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Peckerwood Garden Foundation and the ICAA present author Caroline Seebohm in an illustrated talk about her new book:

Rescuing Eden: Preserving America’s Historic GardensCaroline Seebohm headshot

Caroline Seebohm, author

Photographs by Curtice Taylor

Published by The Monacelli Press

Canopy---Google-Maps-1Thursday, November 5, 6 -8 pm

Canopy: 3939 Montrose Blvd, Houston

Admission:  $20/$15 PGCF and ICAA members, includes refreshments

6 pm   Cocktails

7 pm   Presentation and book signing

Memberships available online or at the door.

Rescuing Eden presents 30 American gardens that are particularly distinctive in the stories of their creation and their “rescue” for the enjoyment and appreciation of future generations.  Ranging from the historic gardens on Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay to Peckerwood Garden outside Houston, these gardens represent a range of distinctive styles and help tell the story of gardening in America.  Caroline Seebohm is a design historian and biographer, whose books include Boca Rococo, a biography of Palm beach architect Addison Mizner, as well as biographies of Marietta Tree, Conde Nast, and Florida sculptor Ann Norton.

Curtice Taylor is a well-known landscape and garden photographer whose work is widely published.

The book will be available for sale at the event.

RSVP and questions:  info@peckerwoodgarden.org

Purchase tickets at mkt.com/peckerwood-garden-conservation-foundation

Seating is limited; please reserve by November 2.

Event sponsored by

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Tribute paid to victims of the earthquake

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Tribute paid to victims of the earthquake

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A church is a community

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