Meet fellow gardners and learn about urban gardening in Dallas. Share seeds and gardening tips. The Seed Library at the Dallas Public Library will provide a variety of free seeds. If you would like to bring your own seeds, envelopes and blank labels will be provided.

Join us for a hike to explore two natural history gems in Dallas County: Pemberton’s Big Spring Preserve and the prairie remnant at Crawford Memorial Park.

Tarrant County College’s Northwest campus has endeavored on a prairie restoration project at the site of their future Marine Creek Nature Discovery Center project. The goal is to integrate interdisciplinary teaching across the campus to provide hands-on educational exhibits, recreational activities and research opportunities to students that increase awareness, appreciation and sustainability of the natural environment. Eventually, a sustainable building will sit atop the hill overlooking the restored pocket prairie and Marine Creek Lake.

Denton County Master Gardener Association and the Flower Mound Public Library present a series of talks that will cover gardening topics for spring. All programs start at 7 p.m.  Please register at 972-874-6165 or .

Feb. 4: Companion Planting - Lynda Harvey

Feb. 11: Yard Art Smarts - Tammie Gurley

Feb. 18: Landscape Design for Success - Carol Arment

Feb. 25: Success with SUCCULENTS - Gay Campbell

Examining leaves is a common practice for identifying trees and shrubs, but what about when deciduous plants lose those leaves in winter? Each species has its own unique growth habits, bark, twigs, buds and leaf scars that provide clues to solving the mystery. Join plant ecologist Suzanne Tuttle as she shows you the tricks of the trade for identifying deciduous woody plants after leaf drop.  Suzanne was the manager of the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge from 2005 to 2016. Before that she'd worked at the center in other capacities since 1993.

Staff experts will discuss different types of pruning tools, which tools to select for various tasks, and demonstrate the correct pruning angles. Attendees will also learn the difference between pruning and shearing and when to use each technique.


Join Gail Manning, entomologist at the Botanic Garden for 13 years, and discover how your garden can become not only a haven for you and your plants but also a habitat for birds, insects and butterflies. Learn how to incorporate feeders and birdhouses into your garden plan and learn which plants will attract beneficial insects and butterflies. Start planning now and enjoy the wildlife in your garden all year long.


Hands-on spring garden class for those who need help getting started on a garden plan, want to learn basic gardening and seed starting skills.

Reserve a Space. Class size limited to 10. 

$15 includes a flat of seed starts   

SNAP card holders - $10 (Please show your card to me at the start of the class.) 

Children under 14 free with a paid adult.

Gardening talks provided by Water University experts. Topics include: soil testing, recommended plants for our area, landscape design, lawn maintenance, growing vegetables and fruit, efficient sprinklers.

$5. Register online on website link below.

Guest speaker Marilyn Buehler will talk about the seed germination process, the best plants for beginners to grow, soil and materials needed and how to nurture them to the transplant stage.

Learn how to ensure that edibles are organically grown using only non-GMO seeds.