The John Fairey Garden (formerly Peckerwood Garden) began in 1971, when an artist named John Fairey bought seven acres of land in Hempstead, Texas. Over time he expanded the property to 39 acres, including the original site of Yucca Do Nursery. The John Fairey Garden is one of America’s most remarkable garden environments, an award-winning, beautiful space that is also a living laboratory to learn about rare and unusual plants. Located at the convergence of three climatic zones, it features a collection of more than 3,000 plants from Mexico, Asia, and the United States, many of which are no longer found in the wild. The garden has been a testing ground for plants that are beautiful as well as durable under demanding growing conditions.