On Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at 10:00 AM the Magnolia Garden Club will welcome Greg Grant to the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served beginning at 9:30 AM.

Greg will present Gardening for the Birds and the Bees: Saving the World One Garden at a Time or (what our ancestors did wrong and how I evolved into an ecologically sound gardener).

Greg is currently the Smith County Horticulturist for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Tyler, Texas. He has degrees in floriculture and horticulture from Texas A&M University and is a graduate of the Benz School of Floral Design. He has served as a Horticulturist at SFA Gardens, Mercer Arboretum and San Antonio Botanical Gardens. He has also served as director of research and development with Antique Rose Emporium.

Greg has introduced a number of successful plants to the Southern nursery industry including: several varieties of petunias, vital, hibiscus and roses.

He has received awards of achievement from the Native Plant Society of Texas, the Texas Agricultural Extension Service and Texas Parks and Wildlife. His book, Heirloom Gardening in the South, was a Garden Writers Association award winner.

You all may know him as a blogger for Arbor Gate and a columnist for Texas Gardener magazine, but he has also been a featured writer for Southern Living, Texas Gardener, The New York Times and all the major newspapers across Texas.

He is the author and co-author of seven books including: Texas Fruit and Vegetable Gardening, The Southern Heirloom Garden, and The Rose Rustlers.

Greg and his wife live in the Pinewoods of East Texas in his grandparents’ old farmhouse and maintain his Rebel Eloy Emanis Pine Savanna and Bird Sanctuary.

Greg will have books for sale at the meeting.