San Angelo Garden Tour featuring a landscaping package on May 21

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The Concho Valley Master Gardeners will present the San Angelo Garden Tour on May 21. The event will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn more about landscaping practices in West Texas.

The San Angelo Gardens Tour will visit private gardens and discuss drought-friendly landscaping choices, like this rain garden at the Tom Green County 4-H Center. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Susan Himes)

The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will have multiple stops throughout San Angelo. Concho Valley Texas Master Gardeners is a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program.

The event is free, but pre-registration is required at https://tx.ag/CVMGTourMay.

The tour will highlight grass-free, low-maintenance and accessibility options, drought-tolerant plants, examples of harsh landscapes and more.

Once registered, participants will be provided with the first meeting point of the tour. Once at the first meeting point, participants will receive a leaflet with addresses and descriptions of all tour stops.

Volunteer master gardeners will be on hand at each stop to provide information and documentation.

Drought-friendly options, examples

“This is an event we’ve wanted to do for some time, but the timing is right because we want to highlight water conservation, drought-tolerant plants and landscapes that can survive and thrive in the event. drought,” said Allison Watkins, AgriLife Extension’s horticulturist for the Concho Valley.

“We’ll visit several beautiful residential landscapes in the city that highlight low-maintenance landscaping, accessibility, and options for going turf-free,” she said.

In addition to the landscaped gardens, Watkins said there will also be several demonstration garden tours.

For more information, visit the Concho Valley Master Gardeners Websiteor contact Watkins at [email protected] or by calling 325-659-6528.

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