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THE JOHN FAIREY GARDEN, CONSERVATION FOUNDATION INC

John Fairey Garden
Peek in the Garden

We offer Open Day Tours to the public on certain Saturdays of the month and scheduled group/club tours during the week. Usually 9 to noon, we warmly welcome individuals or groups to volunteer. Workdays are usually every Tuesdays, but can be flexible to accommodate your schedule.

  • Lead tours (requires training)
  • Assist tours (no training required)
  • Open Day greeters and registration desk helpers (saturdays and special events)
  • Nursery selling (saturday) and assisting with gardening (tuesdays / flexible)

The office is in need of assistance planning our events and annual fundraising programs, such as the "TAKING ROOT" Luncheon, October 2021 and "BUDDING OUT" Festival, March 2022.

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About THE JOHN FAIREY GARDEN, CONSERVATION FOUNDATION INC

Location:

20559 FM 359 Rd, Hempstead, TX 77445, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to preserve, share, and advance the horticultural and artistic legacy of John Fairey. We are inspired by: • A garden that is filled with associations between plants, design, art, architecture, places, and people. • A dynamic garden where nature, plants, and design are ever evolving.

Description

EXPERIENCE AN EXTRAORDINARY GARDEN Established by John Fairey in 1971, The John Fairey Garden (formerly Peckerwood Garden) is an extraordinary preservation garden on 39 acres near Hempstead, Texas
THE GARDEN Has been widely acclaimed for the originality of its design, the breadth of its collections, and its education and conservation programs. The garden features an extraordinary variety of plants that are well-suited to the climate of central Texas and the Texas gulf coast, including agaves, magnolias, oaks, and many other species collected by John and his colleagues during their numerous plant expeditions in Mexico. The garden features more than 3,000 plants (1000 unique taxa) from Mexico, Asia, and the United States.
THE NURSERY A large part of our mission is to make uncommon and distinctive plants available for sale to our guests and other botanical gardens. Our sale plants are propagated from the garden and from plants collected around the world.

Community
Education & Literacy
Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

20559 FM 359 RdHempsteadHempstead, TX 77445

(30.05606,-96.0381)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Exhibition Arts
  • Administrative Support
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • We have many different opportunities for all types of interest, experience and ages.
  • To work with little supervision. Some positions like a Docent who leads tours require training of the garden and plants.

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