The Summer Celebration at The Gardens at Texas A&M University on June 11 will commemorate the fourth birthday of the opening of the Leach Teaching Gardens on the Texas A&M campus.

Graphic with Summer Celebration title, The Gardens and Leach Teaching Gardens logos., and photo of the pavilion and flowers.
The annual Summer Celebration offers fun, games and educational activities in The Gardens at Texas A&M University.

The free, family friendly event will be held from 9:30 a.m.-noon and will have something for people of all ages, including:

  • Hands-on educational activities presented by Junior Master Gardener leaders.
  • Story time with Chance the Librarian at the Mexican Heritage Garden.
  • Lawn games: cornhole, giant Jenga and giant checkers.
  • Cotton candy, snow cones, lemonade and water.
  • Path to the Gardens brick donation campaign.

“We invite everyone to come enjoy The Gardens,” said Michael Arnold, Ph.D., director of The Gardens and professor in the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Horticultural Sciences.

Floral border in The Gardens.
Join us in The Gardens to celebrate education, enrichment and connection through horticulture. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Laura McKenzie)

Arnold said that in just four years, The Gardens has become a treasured campus landmark for our students, faculty and local community.

“It is not only a living teaching environment to educate university students, K-12 students and the public about agriculture, sustainability and nature, but also a serene green space for people to enjoy the outdoors and recharge,” he said.

The 7-acre Leach Teaching Gardens opened on June 15, 2018. The teaching gardens were Phase I of the 27-acre location for The Gardens and include 21 themed gardens, an outdoor classroom, an event lawn, a demonstration area and a pavilion.

For more information about the Summer Celebration, visit https://tx.ag/TAMUGardensBD. Free guest parking is available in Lot 97.

Helen White
 
Helen White is a Communication Specialist for Texas A&M AgriLife. She is responsible for writing news releases and feature articles from science-based information generated or provided by AgriLife faculty throughout the state.