Garden News

Discover which flowers are currently blooming in our gardens! Learn all about the flowers in our gardens -- including their genus, species, what type of climate they thrive in and much more!
See what's flying in our butterfly house before you visit! Although photos don't do these fascinating creatures justice, you can whet your appetite with fun facts on where they originate, their life cycle and much more!
Listen to one-minute programs on different gardening topics. Each week we delve into new subjects, from our favorite native plants to water wise tips to composting and more. Garden Notes airs Saturdays at 8 am on WRR 101.1. Thank you to Preservation Tree Services our longtime Garden Notes sponsor!
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Browse through a collection of articles that we think are helpful pertaining to gardening, how to improve the environment or general topics on how to live a more organic lifestlye! If you have any articles that you would like to share with us and have the chance to be posted on our website, email

Why are butterflies important to our environment? See the story here on WFAA Channel 8!   WFAA's David Schechter traveled to South Texas to see one of the butterfly farms that ships butterflies to us. We also get shipments from a farm here in Dallas from Dale Clark as well as farms in the Philippines, El Salvador, Colombia, Malaysia, and other countries. These farms rely on a healthy local environment and are eco-friendly businesses.

We hope that after enjoying a stroll through our butterfly house, you'll want to create native habitat for our native Texas butterflies in your own outdoor space. It's easy to grow host and nectar plants that will attract them! See Dale Clark's Dallas County Lepidopterist Society website for info on butterfly gardening.

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