Beyond the Gate

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COLLEGE STATION, Tex. - The Annual Garden Tour of Brazos County Master Gardeners, Beyond the Gate, will feature three gardens.

One of the gardens on the tour is the Demonstration Idea garden is managed my mater gardener volunteers. The garden features plants that grow well in Brazos County such as roses, shrubs, succulents and vegetables. The site also includes an award winning butterfly garden. Surrounding the garden is the Brazos Valley Arboretum highlighting some of the trees that grow best in central Texas.

Also on the tour is the Texas Classic Garden on a bend of the Brazos River. Two million pounds of Texas limestone provide structure to the water-wise landscape in College Station.

The other tour garden is a ten-acre property in College Station. The Texas Best Practices Garden has plants for pollinating, composting, rain-water harvesting, native plants, and active beehives.

The event will be held on April 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through April 28 at the Brazos County AgriLife Extension office or on tour date at the gardens.

In case of severe weather a rain date has been set for May 6.

For more information, go to or call (979) 823-0129.