Field Trip to Enchanted Forest - Sat Febuary 17: Vegetable Gardening
Join us as we visit Enchanted Forest 10611 FM 2759, Richmond, TX for a presentation at 10am by Andy Chidester on "Vegetable Gardening for Beginners". Come learn how to set up a simple vegetable bed or a couple of containers on your patio to grow your own produce. The nursery will be stocked with plants to replenish those you lost in the freeze and vegetables to plant in your new bed.
Meet at the Brightwater Clubhouse at 9:15am to carpool or if you prefer to drive yourself, meet at Enchanted Forest by 10am.
Field Trip to Texas Color Plants - November 2, 2017
Enchanted Forest - December 2, 2016
Payne's in the Grass Daylily Farm
Friday May 13, 2016
Payne's is one of the premium daylily farms in the area with over 800 registered cultivars and approximately 5000 seedlings. The farm is located in Pearland.
McGovern Centennial Garden in Hermann Park
Tuesday November 3, 2015
Brightwater Garden Club's field trip to the new McGovern Centennial Gardens at Hermann Park was a huge success. This beautiful garden, installed to commemorate the centennial of Hermann Park, is the crown jewel of Houston's public gardens. Filled with plants and trees that thrive in Houston's climate, the garden is not only a relaxing green space, it also a valuable source of ideas for plants and landscape design for home gardeners.
The Mound, which creates the focal point of the garden, gives visitors a fascinating perspective as they look down on the garden, the surrounding parklands, the museum district and the Med Center. At the top of the Mount, this inscription on the benches is an eye catching feature: "If you think of a year, plant a seed. If you think of ten years, plant a tree. If you think of one hundred years, teach the people." ~ Confucius.
Past Field Trips
Brightwater Garden Club offers periodic field trips to places of interest such as:
- independent garden centers that offer a wide variety of plants well suited to the greater Houston area
- public gardens
- places of interest with an emphasis on noteworthy gardening spaces