Trips to Public Gardens near DFW

The RGC has taken several day trips to local North Texas public gardens. Here are some of our favorites.

Stone wall covered in statues

Chandor Gardens in Weatherford captures both the ornate design of ancient Chinese architecture and the elegance of a formal English garden. The 3.5-acre estate has a 30-foot manmade waterfall and various soothing fountains. The gardens have something new and exciting to offer at every turn.

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Unique statue greeting guests

Clark Gardens is a breathtaking 50-acre oasis at 567 Maddux Road in Weatherford, Texas 76088

Hours vary so check out the website to ensure that the garden is open when you plan to visit.

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Summer color surrounding Elephant Ears

The Dallas Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Road in Dallas, Texas next to White Rock Lake in East Dallas.   The gardens cover over 60 acres covering a wide variety of plants.   The cost of admission varies and so does the cost of parking. Your best bet is to be a member or buy your tickets online.

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Lily Pond

East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Garden in Athens, TX has 100 acres of wooded beauty, trees, flowers, and wildlife. The forest includes 2 miles of woodland trails.

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Daylilies in Bloom

The Fort Worth Botanical Garden has 110 acres and 22 gardens. The Fort Worth Botanical Garden is a more natural garden. One of the highlights are the Japanese Gardens. The address is 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.

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The goal of Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, located in McKinney, TX connects visitors with nature, so each person can develop an appreciation for the environment. Since 1967, the Heard has provided a variety of events and programs in their 289-acre nature preserve and museum.

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Located in the middle of the North Texas Municipal Water District’s East Fork Water Reuse Project, the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center in Combine, TX is the result of a unique private-public partnership between The Rosewood Corporation and the Water District.

Butterfly Habitat Plaque

Texas Discovery Gardens is located on the grounds of Fair Park, the 7.5-acre organic garden is full of native and adapted plants. The two-story Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium is tropical rainforest, complete with hundreds of free-flying butterflies.

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Zebra Sculpture

The Trial Rose Gardens in Farmers Branch is 5 acres of roses and other blooming plants.  This trial rose garden features tests on a wide variety of roses.   No cost to enter.  The gardens are located at 2610 Valley View Lane Farmers Branch Texas 75234.

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