The Washington
Soil & Water
Conservation District
has announced its

2015 Friend of Conservation

Dale Ramey

Dale Ramey

CH Garden Club President

This award recognizes outstanding examples of financial, personal or other assistance that an individual has provided to their local community. It is awarded to the person in Washington County who has rendered the most unselfish conservation service in the county.

Dale was selected because of her remarkable dedication to our county through her tireless attempt to educate the landowners of the need to conserve our natural resources.

The WSWCD staff thanks Dale for her efforts and is proud to have her representing Washington County.

Congratulations, Dale!

Welcome to the Garden Club of Chappell Hill, Texas

The Chappell Hill Garden Club was established in 2008 to provide an informal forum for local gardening education, friendship & beautification of the community of Chappell Hill.

Meetings & Activities

Regular meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon, at the Fellowship Hall of the Chappell Hill United Methodist Church, 5195 Church Street.

We also take field trips to places that are of interest to our members, have educational speakers, and create fountains, garden art other local projects.

UPCOMING MEETINGS: (Wednesdays, unless noted)
LOCATION: Fellowship Hall of the Chappell Hill United Methodist Church, 5195 Church Street

Please note: The October meeting will be held on the 21st instead of the second Wednesday.

We invite you to join us:

Application form
(146 PDF opens in a new tab or window)

to our new member!

Bette Brieger


We are now a 501(c)(3)!

A big 'thank you' to Cary and Angela for all the time they spent putting this in place.

An important phone number



Calling a poison expert directly saves precious time. If the poison center determines that you need emergency transportation, it will bring in a 911 operator. Just have the number programmed into your cell phone for when there is no time to hunt through telephone books . . . on or off line.

Wine Tasting & Garden Tour
October 3, 2015

at the beautifulGold Heart Ranch in Chappell Hill

Please keep your receipts and/or tickets
from the cancelled May 30th event.
They will be good on Oct.3rd

Call Dale Ramey at (979) 836-2554.

More information

entrance to Gold Heart Ranch

Tickets will be available at the entrance


2015 Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Residents of Brazos Valley: Oct 17, 7:00-2:00
More information

2015 Agrilife Extension
New Landowner Program

3rd Friday of each month
See printable brochure for topics and more information

Featured Plant

Common Violet


violet in bloom

A spring blooming perennial with heart-shaped leaves. These plants like shade and require little attention. They spread, sometimes aggressively, so situate them with care. Under an oak tree where nothing thrives they may be ideal.

Patches can be divided; water as needed after moving.

According to Wikipedia: "One quirk of some Viola is the elusive scent of their flowers; along with terpenes, a major component of the scent is a ketone compound called ionone, which temporarily desensitises the receptors of the nose, thus preventing any further scent being detected from the flower until the nerves recover."

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