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
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
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.
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 (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
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
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
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
Closed while the park is under construction.
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,
Leads: Theresa Kay Thomas and Greg Hubbard Workdays: Second and Fourth Thursday of each month The Southwest Regional / Hulen Library Demo garden is located on the southwest corner of
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
Local native plantings to view and study. Visit: https://comalmg.org/gardens/agrilife-extension-office-garden/
Alamo College around the EcoCentro Bldg. Check Eco Centro schedule for public meetings on the topic. Enjoy public landscaping of natives! Learn more.
Facebook page includes photos. Learn more.
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
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
Part of Wilco Chapter’s Interpretative Plant Signs program Visit: https://www.wilco.org/Departments/Parks/County-Parks-Trails/Berry-Springs-Park
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
343 acres of park with gardens and trails. Learn more.
Part of Wilco Chapter’s Interpretative Plant Signs program Visit Park: https://www.wilco.org/Departments/Parks/County-Parks-Trails/Brushy-Creek-Regional-Trail
Part of Wilco Chapter’s Interpretative Plant Signs program. Visit park: https://www.wilco.org/Departments/Parks/County-Parks-Trails/Brushy-Creek-Regional-Trail
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 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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
TWU’s Denton campus is host to two a native-plant butterfly gardens that attract and sustain monarchs and many other butterflies, bees and birds. The Dr. Bettye Myers Butterfly Garden is located next
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
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
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
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.