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
Photos from May 2021
Clark Gardens – Mineral Wells
General Admission Fee
$9.00 per adult
$7.00 per senior (65 and over)
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.
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
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)
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
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
Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary –
Hours – Tuesday – Saturday 9 – 5
Admission – February 1-May 31
Seniors 60+ & Children 3-12: $7
Heard Museum Members & Children 2 and Under: FREE
JUNE 1 – SEPTEMBER 30
Seniors 60+ & Children 3-12: $6
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.
BUTTERFLY HOUSE AND GARDENS
$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
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