NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Jan. 11 in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, located at 2900 Raguet St.
Dr. Andrew King, SFA Gardens assistant director and horticulture alumnus, will present “It’s a Brand-new Day at SFA Gardens: What’s New and What’s Not.”
King joined the staff as assistant director in June 2023. He is also the fourth-generation owner of King’s Nursery in Tenaha, Texas. King, his father and grandfather grew up on the nursery; but unlike them, King knew from an early age that he wanted to be a horticulturist.
Earning a Bachelor of Science in horticulture from SFA, King became the first of the King’s Nursery owners to be formally educated in horticulture. He earned a Master of Science and doctoral degree, both in horticulture, from Texas A&M University and taught horticulture there for five years before returning home to operate his family’s nursery.
The Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series is held the second Thursday of each month and includes a rare plant raffle after the program. The lecture is free and open to the public, but donations to the lecture series fund are always appreciated.
Parking is available at the PNPC, 2900 Raguet St., or Raguet Elementary School, 2708 Raguet St.
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ABOUT STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY
Stephen F. Austin State University, the newest member of The University of Texas System, began a century ago as a teachers’ college in Texas’ oldest town, Nacogdoches. Today, it has grown into a regional institution comprising six colleges — business, education, fine arts, forestry and agriculture, liberal and applied arts, and sciences and mathematics. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, SFA enrolls approximately 11,000 students while providing the academic breadth of a state university with the personalized attention of a private school. The main campus encompasses 421 acres that include 37 academic facilities, nine residence halls, and 68 acres of recreational trails that wind through its six gardens. The university offers more than 80 bachelor’s degrees, more than 40 master’s degrees and four doctoral degrees covering more than 120 areas of study. Learn more at sfasu.edu.