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5th Annual Garden Show at Myers Park: March 21-22

​Myers Park & Events Center hosts the fifth annual The Garden Show March 21 and 22, a popular indoor event that draws thousands of area folks looking for tips and information from local gardening experts.

Presented by the Collin County Master Gardeners and Earth-Kind Gardening, the two-day show runs 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, March 21, and Sunday, March 22, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at 7117 County Road 166 in McKinney. Events, demonstrations and activities will be held at The Pole Barn, Stall Barn and The Landing.

The goal of the show is to bring residents together with garden and landscape professionals, who provide valuable products and services with environmental principles that are safe, proven and add value to homes.

More than 10,000 residents are expected to attend to shop and learn how to improve outdoor living and gardening in North Texas through research-based knowledge.  

Presentations will be made by well-known speakers, the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, and Collin County Master Gardeners. AgriLife Extension Service specialists and Collin County Master Gardeners are working to determine which perennials and other types of plants can be grown in North Texas without the use of fertilizer, pesticides, and excessive irrigation.

Ongoing tours of the Earth-Kind Perennial Research and Demonstration Gardens will be conducted throughout the weekend. Also on display is a newly installed rainwater harvesting system and the Myers Park rain gardens, as well as children’s activities, and hands-on demonstrations.

Saturday's featured speaker is bulb hunter and author Chris Wiesinger who will discuss The Bulb Hunter: A Story of Seeking out Botanical Treasures. Sunday's keynote speaker is noted horticulturalist and publisher Neil Sperry, who will wrap up the weekend show with Designs on a Great Landscape.  

A $2 donation per person is used to support CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children). Parking is free.

For up-to-date information, visit the CCMGA's website, or call 972-548-4232. Check the full weekend schedule for exact times and demotrations.

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