Day trips to North Texas Public Gardens from Dallas/Fort Worth

Chandor Gardens – Weatherford

About Chandor Gardens Chandor Gardens captures both the ornate design of ancient Chinese architecture and the elegance of a formal English garden. The 3.5-acre estate leads its visitors on a meandering path of beauty and wonderment. From the 30 foot man-made waterfall, to the various soothing fountains, the gardens have something new and exciting to offer at every turn.

Chandor Gardens Hours Monday-Friday 9am-5pm Saturdays 9am-3pm Sundays Noon-4pm

Stone wall covered in statues in the Chandor Gardens in Weatherford.






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Clark Gardens – Mineral Wells

 Physical Address [map] 567 Maddux Road Weatherford, Texas 76088

General Admission Fee

$9.00 per adult $7.00 per senior (65 and over)

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

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Sculpture in the parking lot of the Clark Gardens




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Dallas Arboretum –

The address is 8525 Garland Road 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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Summer color at the Dallas Arboretum July 2021




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East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Garden – Athens Texas

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday 9AM-5PM
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9AM-7PM​

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Day Lilies in bloom in June 2021



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Ft. Worth Botanic Garden

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

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Day Lilies in bloom

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Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary –

Hours – Tuesday – Saturday 9 – 5

Adults: $10 Seniors 60+ & Children 3-12: $7 Heard Museum Members & Children 2 and Under: FREE



Adults: $9

Seniors 60+ & Children 3-12: $6

Physical Address:

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Place McKinney, TX 75069 972.562.5566

Click here to purchase general admission tickets

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Texas Discovery Gardens


Open Wednesday-Sunday from 10 am – 5 pm.
Final admission is sold at 4:15 pm.

Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day,
and Christmas Eve and Day.



$10 Adults
$8 Seniors (60+)
$5 Children (3-11)
FREE for children 2 and under


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Trial Rose Gardens in Farmers Branch

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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Zebra surrounded by rose bushes.

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