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Gardening is Cool Again

Tucker Hill Hosts Garden Market in Conjunction with City-Wide Bloomin’ and Boomin’ Celebration

Sunday, June 12, 2011 – Garden Market celebrates horticulture with attractions and activities for entire family – 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Free & Open to the Public

McKinney, Texas – Tucker Hill, the traditional neighborhood development located on Highway 380 in McKinney, will once again host its annual Garden Market on June 12, 2011. The fun and festivities will take place at Founder’s Square inside the Tucker Hill community; where horticulture is a primary component of neighborhood lifestyle.

The popular outdoor market features plants and flowers for sale; container demonstrations; outdoor living specialists; live music; activities for children and food/beverage available for purchase.

“Horticulture is a core value of our community,” said Mary Day, director of marketing for Tucker Hill. “The Garden Market has been an important part of sharing our neighborhood with the larger Collin County community. It’s a great way to meet people with common interests and it supports local horticulture practitioners. I hope everyone will come out for a fun afternoon.”

Vendors will be on hand to showcase educational elements as well as products for sale related to horticulture and preservation. Featured participants include the Collin County Honey Princess, Shannon LaGrave, and Tucker Hill Flower Lady, Denise Meier. Meier, a master gardener and head floriculturist of Tucker Hill will offer container demonstrations every hour. Other participants include The Berry Patch, Collin County Hobby Beekeepers Association, Candi’s Organic Cupcakes, Collin County Master Gardeners, Diggin’ It, Earth Inspired Crafts, GAIA, Gold Medal Pools, Heritage Herb Club, Home Grown Plants, Landscape Studio, North Texas Palms & Pottery, Spring Creek Organic Farm, Stonebridge Turf Management, Sweetwater Farm Greenhouse, Tucker Hill Garden Club, The Water Keeper Rain Barrels and more.

Live music, featuring local North Texas artists will take place during the event. From noon – 2:00 pm, 15-year-old singer/songwriter Kassy Levels will perform her outstanding sound of modern pop mixed with adult contemporary. At 2:15 pm, performer Pat Harrigan will take the stage with his unique brand of music ranging from the classics to present day.

Kids have their own designated activity area where they can create Atomic Worms and also pan for minerals and precious gems.

For those looking for lunch or an afternoon snack, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit will offer food and beverages for purchase.

“Getting outdoors and displaying a labor of love for nature is something that people of all ages can enjoy,” said Day. “Whether it’s putting together a beautiful hanging basket, keeping a bird feeder stocked with food or using organic materials to create a piece of art. The Tucker Hill Garden Market is intended to rejuvenate and inspire those ideas that often take a backseat to everyday life.”

Tucker Hill’s Garden Market is a scheduled and sanctioned event for Bloomin’ and Boomin’, a month-long celebration of McKinney’s community culture including the arts, humanities and agricultural tourism.

For more information about Tucker Hill’s Garden Market, please call 214-544-7550 or visit

For the complete list of Bloomin’ and Boomin’ sanctioned events, go to, or contact the McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau at 888-649-8499.

About Tucker Hill Tucker Hill is a residential, mixed-use community located on Highway 380 just north of Stonebridge Ranch, within the city limits of McKinney. Tucker Hill is a traditional neighborhood development that will consist of more than 600 new homes upon build-out. To learn more, visit

About Bloomin’ and Boomin’ The month-long celebration of McKinney’s community culture kicks off with the dedication of the Crape Myrtle Trails World Collection Park on June 10, and ends with the city’s annual July 4th celebration, Red White & BOOM! Organizations and attractions throughout the city have filled the calendar with daily events including historic tours, concerts, stage productions, art exhibits and even an ice cream festival, all in the interest of allowing visitors and residents alike to experience the eclectic and exciting mix of culture McKinney has to share.

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