There are so many ways to learn about nature and gardening in our area. Periodically during the the Sugar Land Garden Club takes field trips. It’s a great chance to enhance our knowledge and get to know club members better.
Important Note: Advance sign up is required for ALL field trips. Details for each trip will be announced closer to trip date.
Field trips are open to members only. Please join our club and our club members to participate in these field trips.
2015 – 2016 Field Trips Include:
September 22, 2015
Last Day of Summer
We will visit Sunshine Farms, a family-owned organic farm that grows veggies and herbs with a menagerie of other animals, including ducks and chickens. We will have a hayride and enjoy refreshments made by the owner. Lunch will be at Phil’s Roadhouse. After lunch, visit Fernland Historical Park to see some of the oldest structures in the state, or browse the downtown shops. On the way home, visit several nurseries including RCW & Plants for All Seasons in Tomball.
October 27 – 28, 2015
Dallas Arboretum Overnight Trip – We will journey to the Dallas Arboretum to see all the pumpkins and gourds set out for the fall. After dinner, we will visit the Fort Worth Water Park. Next morning, we will visit the Fort Worth Japanese Gardens with a docent.
November 20, 2015
Planting for Animals – We will visit the Houston Zoo where the horticulture department will explain their focus on plants in the zoo. Then we will visit the new McGovern Centennial Gardens, also in Hermann Park.
January 26, 2016
Egypt Land is a historic 1843 Texas Plantation in Wharton County. Lunch will be at Medina’s Farm Shop. Then, we will make a trip to the Wharton antique shops and a local wholesale nursery before heading home.
February 23, 2016
Fort Bend Agri-Life Extension Office and Master Garden Display Gardens – We will have a forty-five minute class participation gathering at the Extension Office and then a tour of the display gardens. Then, we will spend some time at Caldwell’s Nursery. We will finish the morning with lunch at Schultz Barbecue in Rosenberg.
March 22, 2016
Bluebonnets at Washington-on-the-Brazos – We will travel by bus to Washington-on-the-Brazos. There is a museum staffed by interpreters dressed in period style clothing. You will learn what life was like 150 years ago, cooking, planting crops, gardening, spinning, driving oxen and making soap. After a picnic lunch, we will drive home along scenic roads to the Antique Rose Emporium. After a stop to visit these gardens and shop, we will continue home through the Brenham area, famous for its bluebonnets and wildflowers.
April 26, 2016
Dolphins – We will see both carved and live dolphins on this trip to Galveston. We will tour the carved trees done after Hurricane Ike. Then, we will board a boat to watch live dolphins in the bay. After lunch, we will visit Tom Thumb Nursery.
For more information about field trips:
- Members: look up the Fieldtrip Chair in your yearbook and contact that person
- For non-members wishing to join in order to participate in a field trip, contact: SugarLandGardenClub@gmail.com