Established In 1932 To Foster A Deeper Appreciation And Better Understanding Of Nature's Beauty

Baxter Williams is originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, home of the American Rose Society. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University and is a Retired Professional Engineer in Texas. He is author of a 3-volume set of textbooks on engineering design of manufacturing process automation.

The mission of the Sugar Land Garden Club is to support our community through education and service in the areas of gardening and related subjects.  Continuing the tradition begun in 1932, we hold monthly educational meetings that are open to the public.  Our community service involvement includes scholarships to horticultural students, support of school gardening programs and support of national, state, and local parks and wildlife areas.

Meeting location:  St. Basil Hall, 702 Burney Road, Sugar Land, TX

9:30am Refreshments; 10:00 am Speaker

11:00am Announcements/ Plant Swap

The Sugar Land Garden Club is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization.

Mr. Williams has been growing roses since his first plantings in 1967. He has been
a member of the American Rose Society since 1970, is a Life Member and ARS
Patron,  and received the Silver Honor Medal for Outstanding Service to the Society in 2002. He is a Horticulture Judge, and was appointed a Consulting Rosarian in 1975, and a Master Consulting Rosarian in 2005 (first year available). He is a Past-President of the Houston Rose Society, having presided over it during three previous terms, and has served on its Board of Directors in several other Board positions. He is a member of the American Rose Center Development Committee and served as Chairman of the American Rose Center Trial Grounds Committee from 1991 to 2006. He is past Director of the ARS Region 7 (Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi), served on the ARS Board of Directors, and is past Chair of the ARS Membership Committee.

September 15, 2020

Baxter Williams, The Things I Wish I Had Learned Sooner