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Visitors, students and lifelong learners are drawn to the natural beauty of the SFA Gardens. Together, the five gardens contain 128 acres of green space. Those who experience the gardens leave with a new sense of discovery and wonder. We’re proud to host children, school groups, adults and families for interactive programs and events throughout the year.

School Programs

The SFA Gardens provide a variety of fun and educational initiatives for all ages – from interactive STEM programs for young children to plant-focused lectures for adults.


  • It all began in 1985 with a single quarter-acre teaching garden. Established by Dr. David Creech, this small patch of land near the Agriculture Building originally served as a living classroom for SFA’s horticulture students. Since then, SFA Gardens has expanded to encompass 128 acres of native plants, trees, display gardens and educational facilities. Dr. Creech is Regent's Professor and Professor Emeritus, and while he is semi-retired, he currently directs SFA Gardens.

    Dr. Dave Creech

    Dr. Dave Creech, Director, SFA Gardens

Natural Wonders for All

From public events to Lumberjack learning, the beauty and wonder of the SFA Gardens attract visitors of all ages.

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    2900 Raguet Street
    Nacogdoches, Texas 75965

    Mailing Address:
    PO Box 13000, SFA Station
    Nacogdoches, Texas 75962


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