Join The Leach Teaching Gardens as we celebrate our 2nd Birthday June 15-19, 2020 with special virtual events and activities. Gardens provide solace, beauty and respite for our campus and community–even online! Thank you for your support and sharing the joy of nature and plants with us for two years.
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2nd Birthday Events
Monday, June 15: Birthday Cookies & Wildflower Seeds
11:00am, in partnership with FLOURISH at Texas A&M University
Texas A&M faculty and staff are invited to drive through the front circle of the Agriculture & Life Sciences Building off of John Kimbrough Blvd to get a complimentary birthday cookie and wildflower seeds, while supplies last! *Note: please remain in your vehicle, we’ll deliver cookies to you!
Monday, June 15: Blooming Creativity: Making Flower Fairies
1:00pm, Facebook Video Premiere
Join us for the premiere of our first “Blooming Creativity” video featuring Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Lisa Whittlesey from the Junior Master Gardener Program as we learn how to create “flower fairies” at the Leach Teaching Gardens!
Tuesday, June 16: Stretch & Destress with Jessica, Live from the Gardens
7:00am , via Zoom, find event link on Facebook
In partnership with FLOURISH at Texas A&M University
Join us for a gentle class that focuses on holding stretches for several breaths to make space in the body, unwind tension created from the modern lifestyle, and alleviate stress that builds up in our bodies over time. No experience necessary. A blanket and strap or belt is helpful, but not required.
Wednesday, June 17: Texas A&M Urban Farm United (TUFU), Live from the Gardens
10:00am , LIVE on the Gardens Facebook page
Join Texas A&M students from TUFU-Texas A&M University Urban Farm United LIVE on the Gardens Facebook page to learn about their unique growing system. See the vegetable starts that they’ve grown for the Gardens this spring!
Thursday, June 18: Floral Focaccia
1:00 pm, Facebook Live
Featuring The Wild Garlic
Join Tanner Purdum, executive chef and VP of The Wild Garlic, to craft a gorgeous artesian focaccia bread with goodies from the Garden. The Wild Garlic is College Station’s premier event catering and pop-up pizza business, offering a full line-up of delicious artisan pizzas, small bites, salads and desserts.
Friday, May 15th: Botanical Bartending with Brandon & Rebecca O’Neal
4:00 pm, Facebook Live
Join The Gardens and our events manager, Rebecca O’Neal and her husband Brandon, to talk celebratory birthday beverages using bourbon, bubbly and of course, botanicals!
About the Botanical Bartending Series: Learn about a botanically inspired cocktail to mix at home on Facebook Live. Each week, we’ll show you a drink with garden fresh inspiration and ingredients.
This online event is intended for 21 and up. Please enjoy responsibly.
Support the Gardens:
As a non-profit organization, the Leach Teaching Gardens depends on generous donor support for our programs and keeping our flowers flourishing every day. Find out the many ways you can support the Gardens, including volunteering!
Become a Friend of the Garden: Our annual giving fund, the Friends of the Gardens, support all aspects of the Leach Teaching Gardens, including the ever-changing garden design, outdoor classroom instruction, children’s programs and classes for the community. Donations of any size help with the day-to-day cost of keeping beautiful for our visitors. Join now and get special benefits!
Path to the Gardens Brick Campaign: Make our birthday extra special! You’ll soon be able to purchase an engraved brick to be placed in our gardens entrance plaza. Brick proceeds help fund great programs and plants! Look for more information coming soon or get on the waitlist to be notified when they are available at firstname.lastname@example.org
Leach Teaching Gardens Coloring Page
A special birthday coloring page, created for us by the amazing Becky Paxton of America’s Garden Coloring Book. Take a photo of your masterpiece by tagging #coloramericasgardens and be sure to check out more of Ms. Paxton’s amazing work supporting public gardens on Instagram at @sheseesflowers
Becky Paxton is a designer and external affairs consultant for public gardens. From visionary marketing and fundraising campaigns to dynamic public programs, Becky loves helping gardens realize creativity as their superpower and path to success. A Longwood Fellow and author of the digital America’s Gardens Coloring Book, Becky has been privileged to work in her dream setting — public gardens — for over a decade. For more on Becky’s work, visit her website.