Open Garden Days


Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Center
3033 Bear Creek Dr
Houston, TX 77084
Precinct 2 Satellite
Genoa Friendship Garden
1202 Genoa Red Bluff Rd
Houston, TX 77501

Open Garden Days
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension at Bear Creek

On the 4th Tuesday of every month from January, 2017 through October, 2017. The event is FREE. However, please register in the lobby when you arrive.

  • September 26 - CANCELLED DUE TO HARVEY.
  • October 24 - MOVING.Check back for new location.

NOTE: All future OGDs at Bear Creek are cancelled due to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Center flooding during Hurricane Harvey. The October OGD may be relocated. The location for the 2018 Bear Creek OGDs is yet to be determined.

The Precinct 2 Satellite location at Genoa Friendship Gardens was not greatly impacted by the hurricane and all events are as scheduled.


9:00am - 11:30am you are welcome to wander around the grounds and to visit with the Master Gardeners as they work in the gardens.
10:00am - 11:00am workshops and activities adapted for all ages are held.

  • Workshop for adults and older teens will include a hands-on gardening experience related to the Green Thumb Lecture topics listed below.
  • Activities for 7 year olds to younger teens will include hands-on gardening and/or a project with a nature theme. A parent or responsible adult must be on the premises, and is welcome to attend the adult workshop.
  • Pre-school to 6 year olds and their parents can share a hands-on gardening and/or a nature theme craft activity.

If you wish to participate in the workshop/activity session from 10:00 to 11:00 AM, please RSVP by the Sunday before the event, and include the ages of children attending with you to or 713.274.0950. We want to have enough supplies for everyone.


Monthly 2017 Green Thumb topics and the Open Garden Day dates:

  • January 24 - Soil & Compost
  • February 28 - Spring Vegetable Gardening
  • March 28 - Roses: Planting, Growing & Upkeep
  • April 25 - Herbs: Growing & Using
  • May 23 - Insects in the Garden
  • June 27 - Propagation and Seed Saving
  • July 25 - Raised Beds, Drip Irrigation & Rain Barrels
  • August 22 - Fall Vegetables
  • September 26 - CANCELLED DUE TO HARVEY. Gardening with Children and Grandchildren
  • October 24 - MOVING. Check back for new location.
    Trees: Planting and Care (includes fruit trees)