Come early to select from more than 120 species of organically grown native plants, including ground covers, perennials, shrubs, vines and trees – most below nursery prices. Many hard-to-find species. More info on website link.

Info: Vicki Gleason, or 432-770-4694

Speaker is Michelle Connolly. A potager is a French term for an ornamental vegetable or kitchen garden. The historical design precedent is from the Gardens of the French Renaissance and Baroque Garden à la française eras. Often flowers (edible and non-edible) and herbs are planted with the vegetables to enhance the garden's beauty.

Info: Nancy Lovett,

Guest speakers include: Dr. Dotty Woodson, Water Resources Program Specialist at Texas A&M University; Steven Chamblee, Horticulturist at Chandor Gardens and Contributing Editor/Writer at Neil Sperry's Gardens Magazine.

Featuring unique vendors, kid-friendly activities and educational booths.

Free wildflower seed packets courtesy of Justin Seed to the first 400 guests.


Tour water-saving gardens of Dallasites in this annual self-guided tour.


Learn composting basics. Produce Earth-friendly organic fertilzier. $9.

Please bring your favorite shovel, pruning or gardening tools, work gloves, or litter picker upper.

Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and for working in a natural area (long pants, long sleeves, sturdy shoes, hat).

Water and snacks will be provided.

O.S. Gray Natural Area has no restroom facilities, but Kroger is near by.


Presenter Pat Merkord, NPAT board member

Dallas Arboretum offers $2 admission, $5 parking and $2 to the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden during August.

Enjoy virtual native garden tours guided by three longstanding members Gailon Hardin, Josephine Keeney and Sandy Fountain. Along with pictures of their gardens, they will share how and why they became interested in native plants, how they installed their native gardens and what they've learned along the way.

Info: Vicki Gleason,, 432-770-4694

Presenter Daniel Cunningham is a horticulturalist with Texas A&M AgriLife's Water University. His programs focus on sustainable landscaping and food production systems. Daniel specializes in Texas native plants and trees, vegetable gardening, edible landscaping and rainwater harvesting. He forages for his own food and provides information for wildlife gardening.