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New Docent Training

 New Docent Training for Peckerwood Garden will be scheduled for Winter soon. Join us for 2 Winter new docent classes TBD.

 Register at: TBD

(email if interested in participating when scheduled)


Take a Leadership Role at Peckerwood Garden!

Peckerwood Garden has been widely acclaimed for design originality, the breadth of its collections, and its education and conservation programs. The garden features an extraordinary variety of plants that are well-suited to Houston and Austin area climates, including Pinus, magnolia, agave, prunus, Camellia, Quercus, and many other species collected by John Fairey and his colleagues during their plant expeditions in Mexico.
Peckerwood Garden is open for tours in part to raise funds to sustain the garden, continue our plant research, and our desire to share our collection of plants with like minded, interested people. Tour groups may consist of horticultural groups, garden clubs, art groups and/or any interested parties – on Open Days we get a wide range of interests.

About the Classes.
The class will be 2 hours and will teach the basics, including key locations, key points in history, key plants. Part will be classroom and part will be in the garden.
What happens after?
After these 2 classes, you will assist a primary docent as Second for a minimum 3 tours in Spring and will attend at least 2 of monthly sessions before leading part of a tour.
You can be a Docent.
Interested people should not feel intimidated by the subject matter or breadth of information. This is a process and is about enjoyable but educational tours.

Focused training will follow in monthly sessions that are open to all active volunteers. Maps, notes, outlines, and digital files will be available for your use.  Contact Bethany Jordan with questions at or at 979-826-3232.

A Docent is a teacher, serving Peckerwood Garden and the community in the field of education. Docents are knowledgeable, enthusiastic people who act as liaisons between the Garden and the general public. Docents facilitate personal interaction, education, and enrichment between Garden visitors and the garden, artwork, specimens. They develop expertise through ongoing training, research, and education.