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Native Plant Society of Texas

Native Gardens, Parks, and Trails

Where to See Native Plants

These native places are great for seeing what plants have either been planted in attractive combinations / landscaping or how native plants community associations occur by Mother Nature.  Take some time to get outside and enjoy nature and native plants!

Legend: “Chapter Demo Gardens” – beds, gardens or Monarch Waystations maintained by Native Plant Society of Texas volunteers from a specific chapter; “Native Plant Gardens” – any natural area where one can see native plants in the wild: park, trail, preserve, grassland, botanical garden, etc.

Chapter Demonstration Gardens

Bergheim Volunteer Fire Department

Overseen by long-time member, Wilt Shaw, the garden at BVFD can easily be seen as you travel along SH46 east toward Bergheim. Vibrant displays of wildflowers are quite the showstopper

Boerne Convention and Visitor Bureau

Members of the Boerne NPSOT chapter, after two years of work to establish a demonstration garden for the PGARP program, finally saw their efforts come to fruition in April 2020.

Butterfly Garden at Knapp Heritage Park

Leads: Josephine Keeney & Jane Oosterhuis Workdays: Monthly Knapp Heritage Park was dedicated in 2004 and managed by the Arlington Historical Society. Geraldine Mills is the Director of this park

Carroll Abbott Garden

Carroll Abbott (1926-1984) was the founder of the Native Plant Society of Texas and one of the early promoters of preserving and gardening with native plants. You can read his

Cibolo Nature Center

The Boerne Chapter maintains two demonstration gardens at Cibolo Nature Center. The larger garden encompasses the main parking lot area, including the central island and raised beds bordering the parking

Conservation Plaza Butterfly Garden

The New Braunfels NPSOT chapter and The Conservation Society planted a garden with both butterfly host plants and nectar plants. The Conservation Society prepared the beds and Gail Groves of

Cross Mountain’s Monarch Garden

Led by the Board of Directors, Cross Mountain, with its Monarch garden, is a new and exciting collaboration between the City of Fredericksburg and our Native Plant Society chapter. A

Fort Worth Zoo Pollinator Garden

Lead: Stesha Pasachnik Workdays: 2nd Friday of the month from 9:30 am to 11:30 am unless otherwise noted The Fort Worth Zoo Pollinator Grow Zone located at 1989 Colonial Parkway,

O.S. Gray Natural Area

Lead: Josephine Keeney Workdays: Second Saturday of each month This Pollinator Garden was started from scratch in 2010 under the Leadership of Kevin Donovan and the sponsorship of the Arlington

Parks, Trails, Preserves, and More

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve is a 200-acre park in Plano, Texas. It has several amenities including 3 miles of paved hiking trail, 3 miles of unpaved hiking trail, a 2.8

Beacon Hill Community Garden

The Beacon Hill Community Garden began in 2008 with a grant from Green Spaces Alliance. With the help of dedicated volunteers, garden beds were built from recycled concrete, soil was

Berry Springs Park and Preserve

Part of Wilco Chapter’s Interpretative Plant Signs program Visit:

Blackland Prairie Raptor Center

The Blackland Prairie Raptor Center in Lucas promotes and enhances populations of raptors through rehabilitation, conservation, and education initiatives. In line with their name, the facility has also undertaken large-scale

Brushy Creek Trail East

Part of Wilco Chapter’s Interpretative Plant Signs program Visit Park:

Brushy Creek Trail West

Part of Wilco Chapter’s Interpretative Plant Signs program. Visit park:

Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve

31-acre patchwork of nature is a sanctuary for local wildlife and native plants. Open to public walking Tours- normal 1st Saturday of the month at 9am. Check Green Space Alliance

Cedar Hill State Park

Cedar Hill State Park is located on FM 1382 and the eastern shore of Joe Pool Lake in Cedar Hill, Texas, ten miles southwest of Dallas. The park was acquired

Clark Gardens

The mission of Clark Gardens is to inspire and demonstrate the many rich horticulture and nature-based possibilities of North Texas to tourists and residents alike. This breathtaking 50-acre oasis awakens

Clymer Meadow Preserve

The 1,475 acre preserve in Hunt County contains some of the largest and most diverse remnants of the Blackland Prairie — the Texas version of the tallgrass prairie that once

Confluence Park

Award-winning environmental education park landscaped exclusively with native plants. Contains the 2,500 sq ft North American Friendship Garden. Learn more about the park and the garden.

Connemara Meadow Nature Preserve

The nature preserve, located in Allen, is 72 acres of natural habitat, and rich in floral diversity that is reminiscent of the native tallgrass Blackland Prairie.

Cross Timbers Hiking Trail at Lake Texoma

This near-15 mile trail runs along the shore of Lake Texoma from Paw Paw Creek to Juniper Point, passing through Cedar Bayou about 13 miles north of Whitesboro, and Eagles

Cross Timbers Trailhead

If you go to the left–Equestrian Trail: Experience this 6.5-mile out-and-back trail near Flower Mound, Texas. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 2 hours to

Crownridge Canyon Natural Area

Park has about 2 miles of trails, including level 1 trail surfaces to level 4 trails. Coming – soon Native Plants targeted to be tagged. Learn more.

Eisenhower Park

20-acre park, containing excellent examples of Hill Country landscapes. Trail markers identify plants along portions of the Cedar Flats and Shady Creek trails and parts of the natural surfaced sections

Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

The Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge is a nature center located between Lakeside and Lake Worth, Texas within Fort Worth, Texas city limits. It consists of prairies, forests, and

Frankford Blackland Prairie

A historic five-acre nature preserve situated in the midst of north Dallas. The site features a rare remnant of the Blackland Prairie once indigenous to the Dallas area, the historic

Friedrich Wilderness Park

600 acres of undeveloped Hill Country terrain, with over 10 miles of paved and unpaved trails including level 1 trail surfaces to level 4 trails. Learn more.