Submitted by Greg Grant

After 105 Years, Another Generation Takes Over at the Legendary King Nursery

January 8, 2021 - In the small town of Tenaha, Texas, any news is big news. This year will prove particularly newsworthy for Tenaha’s own historic King’s Nursery as 4th generation owner and manager Dr. Andrew King returns home to take over the family business.

Andrew and his family return from College Station where he earned a PhD in Horticulture from Texas A&M University and where he served on the faculty in the Department of Horticultural Sciences for the past five years.

Grant to speak on Pines, Pawpaws, Pocket Prairies in Tyler

January 15, 2020 - This Friday, January 17, 2020, Greg Grant, Smith County Horticulturist for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be at the Tyler Public Library (201 South College Avenue, Tyler, TX 75702) from 11:30-1:30 yapping "Pines, Pawpaws, and Pocket Prairies” and telling about his personal experiences developing and maintaining an ecosystem for birds, bees, and butterflies on his rural farmstead.  

Smith County AgriLife to feature Landscaping Lecture, Heirloom Quilt Show

July 22, 2019 Tyler – Greg Grant, Smith County Extension Horticulturist, will present “Stitching an Heirloom Garden… Learning Landscaping from my Grannies’ Old Quilts” on Saturday, August 24 at Harvey Hall, 2000 W. Front St in Tyler, TX.

Along with the lecture, which also features Jo Helen McGee on “Quilt Preservation,” there will be an heirloom quilt show featuring the inaugural showing of Greg’s extensive heirloom family quilt collection.

Texas A&M AgriLife to Host Private Spring Garden Tour

January 30 2019 Tyler, Texas - The Smith County A&M AgriLife Extension Office will be hosting a private landscape tour Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 9:00- 12:00 PM in the beautiful garden of Guy and Joan Pyron located in the Azalea District, 212 W. Dobbs St. Tyler, Texas. 

The personally guided tour will be led by current Smith County horticulturist, Greg Grant, and retired Smith County horticulturist, Keith Hansen. Both are professional horticulturists and garden writers with master’s degrees in horticulture and many years of gardening experience.


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