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Texas Discovery Gardens

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Environment


3601 Martin Luther King Jr BoulevardDallas, TX 75210 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

To teach effective ways to restore, conserve and preserve nature in the urban environment, with a focus on gardening organically and sustainably.


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. Ten themed areas include a butterfly habitat, native wildlife pond, scent garden, shade garden and heirloom garden.

We 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.

At family events offered throughout the year, children and parents can share the experience of being amazed and inspired by nature's intricate web of life. Gardening workshops and guided tours provide expert advice on using native and adapted plants to create backyard habitats for butterflies, birds and other native wildlife. Our gardens are open 7 days a week from 10AM-5PM to the public. A schedule of events can be found online at www.texasdiscoverygardens.org.

At Texas Discovery Gardens, discover a wealth of information on ways to restore, conserve and preserve natural environments in urban areas.


Would you recommend Texas Discovery Gardens?
4 reviews Write a review
by Kate H. from Austin, TX (May 7, 2015)
I enjoyed working with the insects, the fellow volunteers, and the visitors when I volunteered at Texas Discovery Gardens. The facility is nice and it was a good experience. I will recommend having bug spray and sunscreen with/on you in order to protect your skin as well as bringing a water bottle with you in order to stay hydrated.
by Jennifer V. from Dallas, TX (January 11, 2015)
I enjoyed volunteering at the Texas Discovery Garden at Fair Park because there were variety of jobs to do. I was able to make new friends and understand how a business has to have great communication.
by Kumaria p. from Dallas, TX (July 28, 2014)
Because I love animals and would love to volunteer for anything.
by Vasny M. from Dallas, TX (April 11, 2014)
It was a very fun expirience because I got to to intract with people,and do what I love to do,work in a evironment of nature.I volunteered in the Travel To The Tropics Family Festival.

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