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Garden Talks & Events at Gill’s - January & February 2020

By: Gill's Garden Center + Landscape Co. 

Join us on Saturday mornings during January and February for our pre-Spring talks and events. Learn more South Texas gardening secrets – great for beginners and experts too. Come join the conversation and get excited about plants! 

Jan 18th   - 10am to 11am at Gill’s

Get Ready for Spring with James Gill

It’s time to get your outdoors ready for a fantastic spring season. Come get the best advice and tips for our area and climate. James’ talk is always a hit – he’ll discuss pruning, weed prevention, and fertilizing existing landscapes and lawn areas.


Jan 25th - 8am to 12 pm - Del Mar College Center for Economic Development, 3209 S. Staples

Go to the Annual Xeriscape Symposium!

James Gill will be one of the featured speakers. Show us a souvenir from attending and receive 10% off your purchase that Saturday (except on labor). Find more info on the symposium on our website:


Feb 1st – 10am to 11am at Gill’s

Food Gardening the Natural Way! with Chuck Sodek, TCNP, Red Barn Garden Center, Austin Texas

Don’t miss this chance to learn from our dear friend and organic advocate! Chuck is coming to Gill’s to talk about all aspects of maintaining a natural, healthy food garden using organic, natural products & methods.


Feb 8th - 10am to 11am at Gill’s

Design with Re-Purpose in Mind with Kathy Hubner, Gill’s landscape designer

Discover the beauty of taking tossed treasures and integrating them into your landscape. From innovative to elegant, Kathy’s inspirations from the best of Seattle’s gardens will be sure to ignite your creative spark.


Feb 15th – 10am to 11am at Gill’s

Gardening for Newcomers with James Gill & Wyatt Page

Learn the secrets to South Texas garden success. This is an information-packed class guaranteed to increase garden blooms and fruit this year. Learn about growing zones, frost dates, soils, and more.


Feb 22nd  – 10am to 11am at Gill’s

Get into Houseplants with Oriana Roldan & Debbie Pinkerton

Get into indoor gardening with our top best plants to start your houseplant collection! We’ll talk light requirement, water needs, best food, and overall care!


Feb 29th – 10am to 11am at Gill’s

A Place for Pollinators with Sara Jose, Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Phillip Elbert, Gill’s landscape designer

Join Sara Jose as she enlightens us on conservation efforts at the Oso Bay Estuary, then tour our new pollinator gardens with designer Phillip Elbert and be inspired to use native plants.