Blue Moon Gardens celebrates all things lavender at their Spring Open House. Free programs will explain which varieties of lavender are easiest to grow in our area and how to harvest and use the flowers. For a small fee you can make your own lavender foaming bath salts and body polish to take home. There will also be demonstrations of making linen and room spray and body powder, all sweetly scented with lavender.

Learn about Idlewild, located on the former site of Redenta's.

Learn how to grow herbs and pick up some tasty recipes.

Shop for native plants. Native plants for shade presentation at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Find a variety of native Texas plants that use less water and provide habitat for wildlife. Members of Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center get early admission at 9:30 a,m.

Again this year, we will offer plants for pre-sale so you can be sure the plant you want doesn't sell out. 

Hike the Prairie Trail with a naturalist and hear about the legends and folklore of Texas wildflowers.

$5 (with paid admission).

Harvard Professor Dr. Daniel Nocera will talk about his work with sustainable and distributed energy production and the "artificial leaf.”


Learn how to make the best use of limited spaces inside and outside your apartment, condo or other tight areas. Almost any sunny spot can serve as a small garden - including your kitchen, bathroom or even a bedroom. We’ll discuss space saving techniques such as “trellising,” hanging baskets and wall mounted grow boxes, as well as traditional containers. We’ll also teach organic growing basics including planting, fertilizing and harvesting.

Find more than 600 varieties of rare native and adapted pollinator-friendly plants. Many can’t be found in local nurseries! Our Members’ Plant Sale on April 12 allows you to shop before the Saturday rush! Members also receive 10 percent off plants.

Suzanne Tuttle presents ”Forest Systems and Forest Ecology of North Central Texas."

North Central Texas is host to a complex mosaic of vegetation communities. Although grassland ecosystems dominate the landscape our area is also home to several different communities of native woody tree and shrub cover. This program will provide attendees with information about these local forests and where they can be found.