Hands On Learning

Demonstration Gardens / Gardening Days

Play in the dirt with other gardeners at one of four demonstration gardens.  We have gardening days where you can experience hands on learning from native plant leaders and other gardeners about selection, installation, maintenance and landscape tips for native plants, and learn about the native plant habitat they provide for butterflies, pollinators and other wildlife!

Butterfly Garden at Fielder House
  • Leaders are Josephine Keeney, Jane Oosterhuis, Charlie Amos
  • Fielder House 1616 W. Abram St., Arlington
  • All Mondays EXCEPT 1st Monday,  9am - noon
Molly Hollar Wildscape
  • Leader:  Ann Knudsen
  • Wednesdays 9am - noon @ Veterans Park, Arlington
  • 1st Saturday each month 9am - noon @ Veterans Park, Arlington
  • Tuesdays 9am - noon @ the Greenhouse in Randol Mill Park, Arlington
Hulen Library
  • Leaders are Theresa Thomas and Char McMorrow
  • Fort Worth Southwest Regional Library, 4001 Library Lane
  • 2nd and 4th Thursdays each month 9am - noon
Southwest Sub Court House
  • Leaders are Gailon Hardin and Dawn Hancock
  • 6551 Granbury Road, Fort Worth
  • 2nd Saturday and last Wednesday each month 9am-noon
Knapp Heritage Park
  • Leaders are Josephine Keeney, Jane Oosterhuis, Charlie Amos
  • 201 W. Front Street, Arlington
  • 1st Monday each month 9am-noon
City of White Settlement Monarch Way Station
  • Leaders are Merita Knapp and Sandy Fountain
  • 214 Meadow Park Drive, White Settlement
  • Usually 3rd Saturday each month
  • Time varies, check with one of the Leaders on our Facebook Page to confirm


Be green and bring your own water bottle!  Also, remember to bring your gardening gloves, favorite spade, shovel or weeding tool and maybe pruners for maintenance.  Also, be prepared for the weather:  dress in layers if cool or be sure to wear sunscreen and a hat if temps are warm.   From time to time, native plants volunteer themselves in pathways and must be removed, so you might go home with a free plant!  Just in case, bring a plastic bag or some unused plastic pots to ease the transplant shock until you get those freebies home and installed in your landscape.