Texas Discovery Gardens – General Info
Posted by youngsierrans on August 25, 2008
Texas Discovery Gardens (link), at historic Fair Park in Dallas, is a year-round urban oasis filled with natural wonders for visitors of all ages. Ten different themed areas include a butterfly habitat, native wildlife pond, scent garden, shade garden and heirloom garden.
At Texas Discovery Gardens, visitors discover a wealth of information on ways to restore, conserve and preserve natural environments in urban areas.
Texas Discovery Gardens’ 7.5 acres offer a wonderful diversity of garden styles and botanical collections. The Gardens feature native plants and plant species from other regions of the world that are adapted to the challenging climate and soils of North Texas. Plants are also selected for their benefits in providing habitat for native wildlife, including butterflies, bugs, and birds.
They have 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.
Hours: 10 AM – 5 PM, Monday – Saturday
Various Admission Rates: See site for details. Tuesday admissions are free!!
Location: 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Fair Park, 75210 (map). Fair Park is two miles east of downtown Dallas just south of Interstate 30.