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Peckerwood Garden

20559 FM 359, Hempstead, TX 77445
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Hempstead
Type: Gardens, Art Galleries
Description: A beautiful garden full of rare plants.
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Hempstead, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 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 charge) of the gardens plus a second tour (and another charge) of the owner's collections... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 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.

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The World - But based in US
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 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 on many trips. The property, located in Hempstead, Texas, also includes the founder's home, an... More

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College Station, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 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 nursery of plants that are not available in normal garden stores.

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Hempstead, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 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 be bought plants to take home. Well worth the trip to Hempstead, Texas.

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Lafayette, LA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2007

I toured this garden on one of the open garden days in spring,2005 with a group of Master Gardeners from Louisiana. This garden was the most outstanding garden I have ever visited. A wide variety of flora integrated with a unique collection of sculpture, made the visit most memorable. The owner was also a gracious informant and readily answered all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2003

Peckerwood is a true gem. Somewhat hidden and off the beaten path it is a must see for those interested in almost any gardens bus especially those interested in Native, Southwest, and Mexican plantings. John, the owner of the garden was very nice to talk with and took time with me to show off many plant favorites. Also, Next door... More

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