Home Of Texas’ Largest Azalea Garden
Plus more than 20 miles of Azalea Trails through beautifully manicured residential districts.
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Events



SFA—Sculpture For All Outdoor Exhibition and Competition
Dawn-Dusk, Mast Arboretum & Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden at SFA
March 2014-February 2015

SFA—Sculpture For All Outdoor Exhibition and Competition is a juried show of 10 outdoor public art works from around the country placed in the gardens at SFA. Sponsored in part by the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau.






TourGuided Tours of the Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden
March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

Free guided tours of the garden are offered every Saturday in March 1-4 p.m. For group tours of the garden or the Azalea Trail, please contact the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau at 936-564-7351 or 1-888-OLDEST-TOWN.



Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series
March 13, 2014
6:30 p.m., SFA Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building, 2900 Raguet St

Dawn Stover and Greg Grant will present a preview of the upcoming SFA spring plant sale with an introduction by Dr. Dave Creech. Includes refreshments and a plant raffle. For more information, call 936-468-4404 or visit sfagardens.sfasu.edu.



Nacogdoches Azalea Trail Photography Show
March 18, 2014
Tues-Sun 12:30 p.m.- 5 p.m., Location: Cole Art Center, 329 E. Main

PhotographerA juried photography exhibition from local photographers displaying Nacogdoches County Azaleas. Exhibition is scheduled March 18 -29.



Main Street Shop and Stroll
March 22, 2014
11 a.m.- 3 p.m., Downtown

Stroll the red brick streets of downtown and see what fabulous wares our unique merchants have to offer, including specials, sales and door prizes. Be sure to play Main Street Bingo to win a prize. For more information, please call 936-559-2507.



Little Princess Garden Party
March 22, 2014
10:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.; Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden at SFA

Princess PartyIntroduce your favorite little girl to the beauty and joy of the garden at this special party. Enjoy refreshments, party favors, and entertainment planned to delight you and spark her imagination. Bring your camera to capture this day. Dress: Let her wear her favorite princess, fairy or garden party costume. Very limited seating. Tickets are $25 each, adults and children. Sponsored by Nacogdoches Pediatric Dentistry.



2nd Annual Tour of Home Gardens
March 22, 2014
10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Various locations

The Second Annual Tour of Home Gardens offers a rare opportunity to view some of Nacogdoches’ finest private residential gardens. Tickets are $15 and available for purchase February 1st at the Visitor Center, 200 E. Main. The Tour of Home Gardens is presented by the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau and Friends of Historic Nacogdoches.



A Bloomin' Good Volkswagen Show
March 22, 2014
8 a.m.- 2 p.m., Festival Plaza

See up to 100 vintage Volkswagens- from mild to wild. Admission is free; donations are welcome. Sponsored by the East Texas VEE-DUB Chapter of the Vintage VW Club of America.



Nacogdoches Farmer's Market Spring Fling Saturday
March 22, 2014
8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Nacogdoches Farmer's Market

Kick off spring in Texas' Oldest Town with live entertainment, children's activities, vendors galore and so much more. For more information, please call 936-559-2507.



Nacogdoches Azalea Trail Symposium: “Heat-Tolerant Maples for the South”
March 22, 2014
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Ina Brundrett Conservation Building, SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St.

Azalea Tour

Maples, especially Japanese maples, are wonderful ornamental trees to complement your azalea gardens. This year, Matt and Tim Nichols, of Nichols Nursery in North Carolina and MrMaple.com, will dig into their extensive experience with propagating and growing more than 1,000 kinds of Japanese maples. With more than 35 years of experience, they will inspire us to plant more maples in our gardens, sharing maples that can take our Southern climate, demonstrate how maples are grafted. Lunch is provided, followed by a guided tour, assisted by Barbara Stump, of more than 200 maple varieties in the SFA Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden.Fee $35 for SFA Gardens members; $40 for non-members. To register, contact 936-564-7351 or info@visitnacogdoches.org. Contact sfagardens@sfasu.edu with questions.  Register today!



SFA—Sculpture For All Outdoor Exhibition and Competition Reception
March 28, 2014
5 p.m., SFA Mast Arboretum (Wilson Drive Entrance)

Rachel WilsonMeet the artists and volunteers behind the first-ever
SFA—Sculpture For All Outdoor Exhibition and Competition



Capes and Crowns 1K/3K Run presented by NIBCO
March 29, 2014
9 a.m., SFA Intramural Field, Wilson Dr.

Get ready to get your kids active with this fun run on a 1K or 3K course through the gardens of SFA. Runners are encouraged to dress as their favorite princess or superhero; parents are encouraged to run with their kids. Registration is $15/person and participants will receive a ribbon upon completion of the race. Free parking is available in the Wilson Parking Garage. For more information, call 936-468-7249; to register, visit active.com. Sponsored in part by PineyWoods Pediatrics, P.A.



Mystery Run 5K - Win $500!
March 29, 2014
5 p.m., SFA Intramural Field, Wilson Dr.

This 5K run through the beautiful SFA Gardens can pay off big time. As you run the course, you will collect clue cards helping you solve a mystery. Larger groups will have a major advantage. Registration is $25/person and the first 150 registrants receive a free T-shirt. The first person or team to solve the mystery will win $500! Free parking is available in the Wilson Parking Garage. For more information, call 936-468-7249; to register, visit active.com.



SFA Garden Gala Day and Plant Sale
April 05, 2014
9 a.m. to 2 p.m., SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St

A wide variety of hard-to-find, "Texas tough" plants will be available, including new introductions, Texas natives, heirlooms, perennials and exclusive SFA introductions. Plants are extensively trailed in the gardens before being offered to the public. Benefits the SFA Gardens and its educational programs, which reach more than 15,000 students of all ages each year. The public is encouraged to arrive early and bring a wagon. For more information, call (936) 468-4404, or visit http://arboretum.sfasu.edu and click on "upcoming events."





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