GARDEN CAPITAL OF TEXAS COMMITTEE
The mission of the Nacogdoches Garden Capital of Texas Committee is to educate, engage and inspire Nacogdoches area citizens to become involved in beautifying their community green spaces. The Garden Capital of Texas Committee is a committee of Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful and partners with the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau and SFA Gardens.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY
Make A Difference Day is the largest single-day of volunteering in the country. Whether it’s starting a project that helps one person, or working on one that benefits a whole community, every contribution makes a difference. Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful brings the Nacogdoches community together for Make A Difference Day. Volunteer with Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful or register your own project. Check out the 2016 KNB Make A Difference Day Project.
NACOGDOCHES BLOOMS, 1998–2015
In 1998, the Nacogdoches Blooms program initiated the mass planting of clusters of jonquils and other heirloom bulbs throughout Nacogdoches. Through annual planting of donated bulbs, the program has grown to more than 750,000 blooms with existing bulbs naturally doubling every year.
Trail development (map of Jonquil trail) began with the assistance of volunteers planting clusters of jonquils and other heirloom bulbs underneath 13 city park signs, in the public gardens around the Convention & Visitors Bureau, Sterne-Hoya Park, and Millard's Crossing Historic Village. Since then, clusters of bulbs have been added behind City Hall, the downtown parking lot at the corner of Mound and Main streets, Festival Plaza, the airport, along with several locations around the Loop 224. Jonquils have also been planted underneath trees in the historic downtown area.
Heirloom bulbs are easy to grow, drought resistant, gopher and deer resistant, fragrant, and date back several hundred years.
KNB TREE NURSERY
Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful maintains a tree nursery at the Nacogdoches City landfill