Public Gardens to visit in North Texas (in alphabetical order).

Note: Due to Covid19 restrictions some of these gardens may be closed to the public. Check their website for additional information on hours and costs.

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 may vary
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Saturdays 9am-3pm
Sundays Noon-4pm

Photos from May 2021

Texas Historical Marker at Chandor Gardens
White Pansies
Sedum in a container in the brick arbor
Ancient Chinese statue next to modern glass figures
Covered walkway connecting various garden rooms
Amazing water feature in the center of the gardens

Clark Gardens – Mineral Wells

General Admission Fee

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

Physical Address
567 Maddux Road
Weatherford, Texas 76088

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

Dallas Arboretum

The address is 8525 Garland Road Dallas Texas next to White Rock Lake in East Dallas.   The gardens cover over 60 acres including 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.

Photos taken in July 2021

Daily sign board at the Dallas Arboretum
An opportunity to see what grows locally and then eat samples on a daily basis.
Sign marker
P. Allen Smith Walkway
Bold summer color display
new water feature
Water Wall

East Texas Arboretum and Botanical Garden – Athens, Texas

One hundred acres of wooded beauty, trees, flowers, and wildlife await your discovery at the East Texas Arboretum. The forest appears to come alive as you meander along two miles of woodland trails. Camouflaged frogs, insects, and even deer often scurry away as you pass. Make your way along winding, spring-fed streams connected by a 115-foot suspension bridge.

Experience life in early Henderson County at the historic Wofford House Museum. Built in 1850, the home was relocated to the arboretum several years ago. It now stands as a reminder of early pioneer days complete with period furnishings, memorabilia, and a seasonal garden.  

The arboretum is available to host reunions, meetings, retreats, weddings, receptions, and picnics. Just imagine how beautiful a bride is when framed in the arbors of spring!

Hours of Operation: 
Open Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open seven days a week (Closed for special events)

Daily Admission: 
Adults $4.00
Children Ages (3-5) $1.00 / Ages 3 and under are FREE
Students & Senior Adults (60+) $3.00
FREE to Arboretum Members

Photos taken in June 2021

Bog garden
Fiddlin’ around the arboretum took place during May 2021 – this is one of the fiddles
Rock lined waterway
Henderson County Master Gardener Project
Day Lilies in bloom
Coleus and Purple Basil

Ft. Worth Botanic Garden – covers 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. They now charge an admission fee. Check the website out for details and cost.


Photos from May 2021

Inside the Conservatory
African Mask Plant
Stella D’Oro Day Lily
Zinnias and Cannas
Japanese Gardens
Japanese Pine
Four Seasons Garden Sign
Garden in transition
Bleeding Heart (common name “Wandering jew”)

Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary –

Hours – Tuesday – Saturday 9 – 5

Admission – February 1-May 31

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


John Bunker Sands Wetlands

Enjoy the Wetland Center on
First Saturday’s 7am – 4pm and Third Saturday’s 9am – 4pm
$5 Adults; $4 Seniors 60+; $3 Children 5-12; 4 and under Free.

Texas Discovery Gardens


Open daily 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

3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Dallas, TX, 75210

(Fair Park, Gate 6)


Photos from Nov. 2020

Entrance to the Texas Discovery Gardens
Castor Beans
Farfugium (Leopard Plant)
Brugmansia (Angel trumpet) inside the Butterfly House
New signage
Margaret Fonde Jonsson Tribute Garden
Ginger in Bloom

Trial Rose Gardens in Farmers Branch located at 2610 Valley View Lane Farmers Branch, Texas.   5 acres of roses and other plants.   No cost to tour.

Photos from this garden Oct. 2020

Photos taken in October 2020

Arch of climbing roses
Gregg’s Mist in bloom
Assorted roses in bloom
More roses
Lantana in Bloom
Yellow roses
Impatiens and roses
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