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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!

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 […]

Bergheim, TX 78004, USA

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. […]

282 North Main Street, Boerne, TX, USA

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 […]

150 Francisco Lemos Street, Kerrville, TX, USA

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 […]

140 City Park Road, Boerne, TX, USA

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 […]

North Milam Street, Fredericksburg, TX, USA

Closed while the park is under construction.

Fort Worth Zoo, Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth, TX, USA

Lead: Stesha Pasachnik Workdays: 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month from 9:30 am to 11:00 am unless otherwise noted The Fort Worth Zoo Pollinator Grow Zone located at 1989 […]

1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76110, USA

Leads: Teresa Maslonka and Ellen Hagan Workdays: As needed. The San Antonio Chapter of the Native Plant society provided a grant to NPSOT members Ellen Hagan and Teresa Maslonka in […]

For the last 20 years, the museum has been trying to protect and preserve over 200 dinosaur footprints and 28 separate trackways. Made approximately 110 million years ago, the footprints […]

Located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture sits on a beautifully wooded 11 acres in historic New Braunfels. It houses a stunning […]

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 […]

601 North Vaughan Avenue, Seguin, TX, USA

Leads: Haeley Giambalvo and Teresa Maslonka Workdays: As needed. The San Antonio chapter was approached by our new NICE Program Plant Partner Nursery, Pollinatives, in early May 2024, to help […]

Lead: Josephine Keeney Workdays: Fourth Monday of each month The garden was started November 2020 with a great from the Audubon Society and plants were donated by volunteers. Bluebird nest […]

Lead: Josephine Keeney Workdays: Third Monday of each month The Pollinator gardens had been in disrepair for the lack of volunteers. In 2019, The River Legacy Sience Center ask a […]

Leads: Haeley Giambalvo and Teresa Maslonka Workdays: As needed. The San Antonio chapter was approached in early 2024 by Rainbow Gardens, a local, traditional nursery to create a native plant […]

Garden Lead: Carol Marcottee This lovely Native Plant Garden is locate at 1901 W. Randol Mill Rd., Arlington, TX 76012. Workdays are the 4th Thursday – email list will keep […]

1901 West Randol Mill Road, Arlington, TX, USA

Workdays: to be scheduled The Tarrant County Southwest Sub-Courthouse Demonstration Garden was established in 1998 by members of the North Central Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas, Jim […]

Garden Leader: Bill Freiheit The garden is a newly established native plant garden located at 4801 Marine Creek Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76179. Volunteers include TCC students. Workdays are the […]

4801 Marine Creek Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX, USA

Lead: Josephine Keeney For more details, visit the Fielder House website The butterfly garden at Fielder House was started in 2006 and continues to be a work in progress on […]

The Fredericksburg, Texas Post Office Garden; an official NPSOT garden, managed by Linda Ross and Kim Lewis. In Fredericksburg, people still go to the post office! Once there, they are […]

1150 U.S. 87, Fredericksburg, TX, USA

Leads: Ann Knudson and Hester Schwarzer Workdays: Every Wednesday of the month and first Saturday on the month The Molly Hollar Wildscape, located in Veterans Park, Arlington, TX was started […]

Garden Leaders: Avon Burton and Marcie Delgado Mission To attract and support local butterflies, Monarch butterflies, native bees, and other pollinators and to provide educational tools and volunteer opportunities that […]

8213 White Settlement Rd, White Settlement, TX, USA

Local native plantings to view and study. Visit: https://comalmg.org/gardens/agrilife-extension-office-garden/

325 Resource Drive, New Braunfels, TX, USA

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 […]

6701 W Parker Rd, Plano, TX 75093, USA

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

3400 Brushy Creek Rd, Cedar Park, TX, USA

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 […]

Cedar Hill, TX 75104, USA

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 […]

567 Maddux Rd, Weatherford, TX 76088, USA

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 […]

32843 U.S. 377, Gordonville, TX 76245, USA

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 […]

32843 U.S. 377, Gordonville, TX, United States

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 […]

Old Main Circle, Denton, TX, USA

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 […]

9601 Fossil Ridge Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76135, USA

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.

In 2017, area pre-schools and after-school care centers were the recipients of raised vegetable bed and pollinator gardens; built as a project of the current Gillespie County Leadership Class. Our […]

Fredericksburg, TX 78624, USA

A Master Gardener project. Ward Miller is the NPSOT point person at the Good Sam garden. As we see so many times among our NPSOT members, the maxim “one person […]

140 Industrial Loop, Fredericksburg, TX, USA

8622-acre area / 40 miles of trails Learn more.

Green Acres is a Flower Mound town park of about 13 acres, located at4400 Hide-A-Way Lane, off of Simmons Road near to Grapevine Lake.The land was donated to the town […]

Hide-A-Way Lane, Flower Mound, TX, USA

Vitis: https://friendsofgrhc.org/discovery-center/

The 11,320-acre refuge on Lake Texoma includes shallow marshes, creeks, bottomland hardwoods, forested uplands and grasslands, that provide habitat for more than 300 species of birds and many varieties of wildlife.

A 289 acre nature preserve and natural science museum in McKinney. The grounds include a native plant garden, native Texas Butterfly house, and wildlife sanctuary with native grasses, trees, and perennials.

Wilco’s Interpretative Signs program To see plant signs along the trail, see the Interactive Map For more information visit: https://www.wilco.org/Departments/Parks/Special-Projects (The trail is located off of Park Headquarters)

Set amid a working cattle ranch and an expansive wetland on the East Fork of the Trinity River, the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center is a nature center, an educational […]

655 Martin Ln, Combine, TX 75159, USA

The Johnson City Library, in collaboration with The Hill Country Alliance, has received a donation of plants to establish a pollinator garden at the library. The two groups will sponsor […]

Wilco Chapter’s Interpretative Plant Signs program To see sign locations along the trail, use the Interactive Map For park information, see https://www.wilco.org/Departments/Parks/County-Parks-Trails/Lake-Creek-Trail

This pollinator garden provides visitors the opportunity to see native plants of Texas through all seasons. It is located in front of the Administration Building and parking is available for […]

100 Park Road 71, Mineral Wells, TX, USA

Land Heritage Institute is a 1,200 acre living land museum dedicated to training the next generation of conservationists. Visiting by appointment only; check website for details.

The Landa Community Garden is located on the west side of the grounds of the Landa Branch of the San Antonio Public Library. It was started in the Fall of […]

Lyndon B. Johnson National Grassland is a national grassland located near Decatur, and within an hour’s drive from Fort Worth. It is primarily used for recreation, such as hiking, camping, […]

Lyndon B Johnson National Grassland, Texas, USA

Wildflowers were planted and markers were included to id the new plants. Learn more.

Includes over 2,600 acres of prairies and bottomland forests adjacent to Lewisville Lake. LLELA’s mission is to preserve and restore the native habitat and biodiversity, with active prairie and forest restoration […]

500 acres landscape with pecan and bald cypress trees near the river, with cactus and honey mesquite dotting the upland trails. Learn more.

Native plants around the library building and community garden behind building. Learn more.

“Breathtaking landscapes, grand artwork, and internationally recognized National Parks are just a snapshot the Mission Reach section of the San Antonio River Walk. This 8-mile linear park has over 16 […]

4 acres and 1/4 mile trail thru a riparian brush country ecosystem of South Texas between Mission and San Antonio River. Plus Demo Garden. Learn more.

1200-acre natural area with more than 120 plant species have been identified and tagged native garden around center. Learn more.

Located on the shores of beautiful White Rock Lake, the Bath House Cultural Center, owned and operated by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, is a welcoming venue […]

521 East Lawther Drive, Dallas, TX, USA

202 acres with oak trees, mountain laurels and other native vegetation. Learn more.

Drive about 75 miles west of the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex and you’ll enter the Palo Pinto Mountains. Just north of the freeway lies 4,871 acres of former ranch […]

1915 FM2372, Strawn, TX 76475, USA

A 436-acre native plant preserve located in northeast Collin County. Parkhill Prairie Park features a 52-acre relic of the Blackland tall-grass prairie and provides magnificent views of the countryside.

Phil Hardberger Park is a 330-acre sustainable natural area / urban park. It is managed for its wildlife habitat as much as for people. The master plan calls for 75% […]

Phil Hardberger Park is a 330-acre sustainable natural area / urban park. It is managed for its wildlife habitat as much as for people. The master plan calls for 75% […]

Rain Garden demonstration gardens around San Antonio River Authority Building and down on the Riverwalk trail by the building. Map of Riverwalk.

Lewisville Animal Shelter Roots for Wings Demo Garden The City of Lewisville is excited to launch Roots for Wings, a pilot program certifying residential pollinator and native habitat gardens. This […]

995 E Valley Ridge Blvd, Lewisville, TX, USA

The 11-acre TX-Native Trail with more than 250 plant species that represent three ecosystems: Hill Country, South and East Texas. Learn more.

The 2,100-acre meadow in Lamar County is the largest section of native grassland existing in Texas. This grassland has remained uncultivated, providing an annual harvest of native grasses.

The preserve is situated in northern Dallas County, and features old-growth bottomlandforest with a gentle, wide spring water stream that flows over a bed of solid limestone. The force of the water has […]

1770 Holford Rd, Garland, TX 75044, USA

511 Gibbons Road South, Argyle, TX, USA

A two-acre Texas Historic Cemetery dating from 1847. Located in McKinney, the grounds have a wide variety of native grasses and perennials on undisturbed soil.

The Butterfly Garden is a raised garden bed for native pollinators planted in the form of a butterfly, just south of the Salado Creek Outdoor Classroom. Learn more.

Located at Voelcker Homestead. Created by the Alamo Area Master Naturalists and operated by AAMN volunteers. Phil Hardberger Park 3rd Saturday programs are held at the BLC. Learn more.

Joyce Studer leads the management of this garden which features over 70 native and adapted Hill Country plants. It is one of the best collections of native plants in Fredericksburg, […]

54 acres natural area, open to public with trails to Blue Hole Spring and Olmos Creek and a beautiful new native plant demonstration garden. Learn more.

The Land Bridge not only connects the two sides of Phil Hardberger Park. It also reclaims native habitat OVER a major thoroughfare. Designed to make wildlife feel safe, the native […]

The Laura W. Bush Native Texas Park, open year round, reflects President and Mrs. Bush’s love of the native Texas landscape. Visitors can explore native Texas environments such as Blackland […]

2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75205, USA

Managed by Ward Miller. Our own military veterans (high 5 and thank you!), Ward Miller and Lloyd Kneese, care for this sacred native plant garden on Main Street, in front […]

340 East Main Street, Fredericksburg, TX, USA

0.5 mile paved exercise trail, about 1 mile of nature trail. This park lies along the Salado Creek Greenway trial, between Phil Hardberger Park and McAllister Park. Learn more.

The PHP Wildscape Demonstration Garden serves as a teaching garden to showcase native Texas plants. Learn more.

The native plant and pollinator Windmill Garden of Brookhaven College was awarded a grant from the Dallas chapter for additional native plants to continue their great strides in public outreach, […]

W4HW+H8 Farmers Branch, Texas

The Wood County Arboretum covers 23 acres and includes a walking trail, gazebo, sensory garden, shade garden, a waterwise garden, a monarch garden, numerous rose and flower beds, and the […]

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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.