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Peckerwood Garden

20559 Fm 359 Rd, Hempstead, TX 77445-8221
+1 979-826-3232
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A Wonderful Visit

Upon the recommendation of a friend who is a Master Gardner, we visited Peckerwood Garden outside... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Bryan, Texas
Nice garden

My wife and I visited Peckerwood and participated in a Texan native plants tour. The guide, who... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
Sydney, Australia
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A beautiful garden full of rare plants.
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20559 Fm 359 Rd, Hempstead, TX 77445-8221
+1 979-826-3232
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Upon the recommendation of a friend who is a Master Gardner, we visited Peckerwood Garden outside of Hempstead, Texas. Tours cost $10.00 per person; on the tour we took, my wife and I were the only ones being served by our docent, who was friendly...More

2  Thank CJTravelerTexas
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited Peckerwood and participated in a Texan native plants tour. The guide, who runs the garden, was very good and the garden itself was also excellent. Well worth a visit.

2  Thank PaulSchreier
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Decades in the making with well-planned layout. Open to public several weekends during both spring and fall seasons. Large variety of plants and trees to feast your eyes with tours led by fantastic docents. They describe gardens history and provide great detail of habitat. You...More

1  Thank AKzoom
Reviewed 12 May 2015

Docent knowledgeable..gardens amazing for anyone but esp people interested in trees from Mexico and Asia as well as U.S..amazing only 2 gardeners and 85 yo owner manage 19 acres of gardens..interesting trees survive with minimal care..not a lot else in this area to visit..

Thank kiko1942
Reviewed 13 November 2014

This garden is a member of the nation wide Garden Conservancy. It is open to the public only 12 weekend days out of the year, 6 in spring and 6 in fall. It is open to private tours year round. The selection of plants and...More

1  Thank o517375
Reviewed 7 November 2013

not necessarily native plants, however, plants that will grow successfully in this zone - low water requirement plants (they seldom water the plants). Many plants were located in other countries but with a similar latitude. They have tours several times a year (there is a...More

1  Thank CMS_on_vacation
Reviewed 25 October 2012

The founder John Fairey did our tour and he was wonderful. Very interesting and knowledgable. He is a believer in diversity of plants. The gardens may be toured by appointment only. A great place for those who appreciate plants and nature.

Thank Alicia W
Reviewed 10 March 2012

This garden is run as a foundation created by one person whose personal vision has shaped an interesting horticultural experience. We went in early spring (March) when no much was blooming. The guided tour pointed out many unusual species that the founder had personally collected...More

Thank Aragorn The Traveler
Reviewed 8 February 2012

Peckerwood Garden is the private garden of John G. Fairy, who is responsible for introducing a wide range of rare, native plants from Mexico to an American audience. It is open to the public during specific weekends. They give guided tours and have a small...More

Thank hj13
Reviewed 21 April 2011

Peckerwood Garden is an amazing example of what can be done with Texas pastureland. The 20 acre garden is filled with trees, green and flowing vegetation along with cactus and water treatments. The place is peaceful and beautiful. Our tour guide was very informative and...More

Thank garden12
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Elizabeth E
21 May 2016|
Response from Bethany J | Property representative |
First Saturday each month there is a 10 am tour, pre-registration only. (limited space available) Spring Open days just concluded in May. Fall dates have not been scheduled. Members have additional monthly options (limited... More