Classes & Events

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Learn more about preserving our natural resources and help Keep McKinney Beautiful by attending some of our classes or participating in our events. While you're here, check out our annual Green events.

Upcoming Events

Collin County Master Gardener Online Plant Sale 
  • Place Order: March 27 to April 10
  • Pick Up:  Saturday, April 17
  • Where: Show Barn at Myers Park & Event Center
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The 2021 CCMGA Online Spring Plant Sale will be held online only with contactless pickup in the Show Barn at beautiful Myers Park & Event Center in McKinney. Visit the CCMGA website for more information.

Online Rain Barrel Seminar & Drive Thru Pick Up 
  • Watch video:  Register online for link
  • Pre-order barrel: now until April 6 at 12 p.m.
  • Pick Up barrel:  Tuesday, April 6, 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Drive-Thru Location: Environmental Education Office, City of McKinney | 1550 S. College St.  Bldg. D 

Find out how you can collect and direct rain in ways that create backyard beauty, lessen the dependence on using city water in the garden and reduce runoff.  Watch online seminar at your leisure, preorder rain barrel and pick up during drive-thru event.  Register online.  

Go n Grow (Garden in a Box Kits) 
  • Preorder:  Available now while supplies last
  • Pick Up Date:  Saturday, April 10
  • Pick Up Time: 8 - 11 a.m.
  • Where: Environmental Education Office
    1550 S. College St. Bldg. D 
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Do you love gardening but aren’t quite sure which plants to choose for your landscape to blossom? Take the guesswork out of finding the right plant for the right spot with perfect plant combinations by purchasing a custom-designed, water-saving Go n Grow Garden!  More information.

Two different garden boxes are available. 

The Magic of Monarchs Quilt Show 
  • When: April 10
  • Time:  11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Where:  Heard Craig Center for the Arts, 205 W Hunt St.
Square Monarch Quilt Show

Join us for inspiration and education. View nature inspired quilts and learn about living gently upon this earth. Visit our event webpage for information about quilt entry, raffle and show. We look forward to collaborating with quilters and the art community to bring cultural awareness and recognition to the plight of the monarch butterfly during the annual Arts in Bloom Festival.

Heard Sanctuary Plant Sale 
  • When: Sat. - Sun. April 24-25
  • Time: 
    • April 24, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • April 25, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Where:  Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place 
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The 32nd Annual Spring Plant Sale fundraising event at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary will feature a huge selection of native plants, hard-to-find herbs and well-adapted plants. Visit the Heard Museum website for more information.

Save the "tentative" Date for our annual Texas Trash Off 
  • When: Saturday, April 24
  • Time: 8:00 a.m.
  • Where: Bonnie Wenk Park, 2996 Virginia Pkwy.

Online Registration Opening Soon

Save the date for our annual Texas Trash Off event. Pending COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines for gatherings.
Texas Trash Off 2021
Save the "tentative" Date for our annual Shred Day 
  • When: Saturday, May 22
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
  • Where: Sheraton Hotel, 1900 Gateway Blvd. 

More information coming soon.