Nacogdoches is the Garden Capital of Texas and there are many groups and organizations who work together to keep East Texas growing. Click here to be directed to the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitor Bureau's website for information about touring amazing public gardens year-round.
If you're interested in contributing time or talent to one of these great groups, contact them for more information.
Blue Bonnet Garden Club
President Cathy Huddleston
City of Nacogdoches
City parks and gardens require constant maintenance and rely on city crews and generous volunteers. If you are interested in getting involved, contact Brian Bray, Directory of Community Services at (936) 559-2935.
Flora Garden Club
President Cindy Herndon Bashaw
Meets on the first Friday of the month at 9:30am.
Four Seasons Garden Club
President Caryl Hall
Meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 9am.
Garden Capital of Texas Committee
The mission of the Nacogdoches Garden Capital of Texas Committee is to educate, engage and inspire Nacogdoches area citizens to become involved in beautifying their community green spaces. Follow them on Facebook for garden happenings, growing tips and information about the annual tour of home gardens.
Nacogdoches County Master Gardeners
The Texas Master Gardener program is conducted by the Texas A&M Texas AgriLife Extension. The organization also provides an enjoyable and worthwhile service experience for volunteers who are trained to help meet the educational needs of home gardeners. The Nacogdoches County Master Gardeners maintain a 7.3-acre demonstration garden on the corner of Main Street and University Drive. Follow them on Facebook for membership and meeting information.
From public events to campus learning labs, SFA Gardens maintains 128 acres of public gardens that attract visitors of all ages. If you love gardening or simply love looking at gardens, no matter your experience level or availability, SFA Gardens is full of opportunities to get involved and get connected. Click here for information about volunteering.
The Pines Garden Club
President Donna Christopher
Meets on the first Friday of each month during the school year.