Hobby gardeners and local farmers are invited to exhibit the fruits of their labor at the Third Annual Agriculture and Horticulture Show on Saturday, July 11th at Trail Head Park in New Boston. Registration begins at 8:30 AM and judging begins at 10 AM.
The show, sponsored by the New Boston Dogwood Garden Club and the Bowie County Master Gardeners, was started to help celebrate the diversity and bounty of locally grown agricultural products and ornamental plants. The show is open to both youth and adult gardeners.
The agricultural division will accept entries in the following divisions: potatoes, leafy vegetables, fruits, fresh vegetables, and herbs. This division also features the popular “just for fun” category that features the heaviest tomato and the ugliest tomato.
The horticulture division will accept entries in the following divisions: cut flowers, succulents, cacti, native Texas plants, potted plants, and mixed pots and hanging baskets. This division also features a new “just for fun” category this year that allows the exhibition of mini gardens, toad gardens and fairy/gnome gardens.
Educational presentations by Master Gardeners will be held during the show:
- 9 AM – Container Gardening
- 10 AM – Building a Rain Barrel
- 11 AM – Concrete Leaf Casting
For entry information or a complete set of rules, please contact the Bowie County Extension office at 903-628-6702, Belinda Lum at 903-826-7827 or Teresa Slack at 903-831-7494.