Chimichurri sauce is a traditional Argentine dish made from herbs that can be used as a marinade or a dip for grilled meats. Join us as Chef Rosie Osburn teaches us how to make chimichurri sauce two ways - with dry herbs and fresh herbs - and discusses the differences in the two. She will also demonstrate how chimichurri sauce can be used in side dishes and will share her recipe for cool and delightful lemongrass tea. 


Learn about gardening with native and perennial plants, those that attract butterflies and hummingbirds, and those that are rabbit and deer resistant. Take home a guide describing the best ones for North Texas.

Texas Master Naturalist Scott Kiester is passionate about conservation and nature. He serves as a LLELA project manager and is a board member of the Friends of LLELA. 

Info: Cathy Lustgarten,

Josephine Keeney is the speaker.

Info: Donna Ressl,

7 p.m. social. 7:30 p.m. speaker.

Speaker: Michael Lorfing, president of the Southwestern Fern Society.

Ferns are among the oldest plants on earth and come in over 17 thousand varieties. They grow in all continents except in Antarctica and have adapted to live in almost every environment. The lecture will cover the history, life cycle, propagation methods and care of hardy and tropical ferns. Examples of ferns for the garden and the house will be discussed. Finally, a few surprising things you may not know about ferns. 

Social and snacks @ 2:30 p.m., educational lecture @ 3 p.m.

Join the White Rock Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas and native ecosystem expert Randy Johnson on a Walk and a Talk to explore some unique native plants that grow right here in our Blackland prairie at White Rock Lake Park. 

6:30 p.m. Walk: Meetup at the 8050 Scout Hill Drive marquee at the Boy Scout Hill parking lot on the south side of Mockingbird Ln. at the southwest corner of Buckner and Peavy Rd. 

Social: If you cant do the Walk, meetup at the recreation center at 6:45 PM for a social until the Talk at 7:15 - 8:45PM

Learn tips to create butterfly habitat in your landscape by introducing a water source and feeders, as well as how to select the right plants as host species for caterpillars. We’ll also talk about our favorite native and adapted flowers that provide long lasting blooms as nectar sources. Free.

Volunteers needed to help remove invasives.

There are so many annuals, trees, vines and shrubs that provide food and habitat sources for our highly important pollinators. In addition to bees and butterflies, there are hummingbirds, bats, and many other insects that ensure the survival of plants by spreading pollen and creating habitat.

NHG's Garden Advisor Dana Wilson shows you the many options to make your garden welcome to a variety of wildlife.

Stay and join us for Designing Gardens for Pollinators at 3 p.m.

This month we have a little something for everyone — we’ll be “weeding” in our native vegetation restoration area, gardening in our pollinator beds, and picking up litter.