The SFA Gardens will host horticulturist and author Paul Cox at the Les Reeves Garden Lecture 7 p.m. Thursday, June 17, in Room 110 of the Agriculture Building on Wilson Drive on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

Cox is the former assistant director of the San Antonio Botanic Garden and co-author of Texas Trees a Friendly Guide. He will present an entertaining and thought-provoking program titled "Sure Experience is the Best Teacher, but Why Can't it happen to Someone Else?"

Cox is a graduate of SFA and currently resides with his family in Helotes, Texas.

The Les Reeves Garden Lecture Series is generally held the third Thursday of each month at the SFA Mast Arboretum. Refreshments will be served and a rare plant raffle will be held following the presentation. The lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Greg Grant at (936) 468-1863 or