Texas Discovery Gardens



Texas Discovery Gardens is a 501©(3) organization. Our
7.5 acre organic garden features native and adapted plants. Inside, our two-story Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium transports you to a tropical rainforest, complete with hundreds of free-flying tropical butterflies!

Located in Dallas’ historic Fair Park, Texas Discovery Gardens is a year-round organically maintained urban oasis filled with natural wonders. Family festivals, workshops, free admission days, and our extensive (and growing) EarthKeepers® student education program introduce children and adults to natural outdoor learning experiences.

We are the first public garden in the state of Texas to be certified 100% organic by the Texas Organic Research Center. The gardens are maintained using sustainable methods that conserve water and help to protect the environment.

At Texas Discovery Gardens you can discover ways to sustain the natural world. Learn from experts at our events, in our exhibits, or by volunteering. We are open Wednesdays-Sundays 10am-5pm to the general public.

Our Mission

Texas Discovery Gardens is where children and adults discover and learn to sustain the natural world.

Our Vision

Our vision is to provide a safe and natural oasis to our Dallas community. We want every visitor to leave with the knowledge and desire to emulate our sustainable practices at home!

Photos from our last visit in November 2020:

Entrance signs to the Texas Discovery Gardens

The entrance to one of the original Texas Centennial Buildings
A butterfly sculpture
Blooming Leopard plant
Angel’s Trumpet (Brugmansia) inside the Butterfly house
More Brugmansia
Informative signs mark the various garden rooms
Brazilian Rock Rose
Plants mentioned in Shakespeare’s work
Memorial vase for Minnie Marcus
Outdoor seating perfect for a picnic
Ginger in bloom with a bumble bee
Blue Star marker honoring service in World War 2
Memorial bench for a deceased member – Ron Blanq