Local resources for your home garden
Our horticulture staff spends the majority of their day in the gardens, therefore, help identifying plants and other horticultural questions are directed to our friends at the Dallas County Master Gardeners.
Click here to be directed to the Dallas County Master Gardeners’ website, or call 214.904.3053.
Dallas County Garden Clubs
Brookhaven Garden Club:
This organization promotes gardening, conservation and learning better methods of growing and arranging flowers. Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month, September through May, at 10 a.m., at Brookhaven Country Club, 3333 Golfing Green Drive, Farmers Branch.
Activities: Elm Fork Nature Preserve.
Dallas North Garden Forum:
This organization is made up of 22 garden clubs in North Dallas and surrounding areas and individuals from those clubs. The focus is on gardening, horticulture, floral and landscape design and environmental sciences. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month, August through May.
Activities: Supports area garden club projects, aids in conservation, and encourages improvement of roadsides and parks.
Dallas Organic Garden Club:
This club was organized in 1993 to share the organic method of gardening through speakers, tours, and participation in garden and nursery events. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month, January through October, at North Haven Gardens, 7700 Northaven Road.
Activities: Hosts fund raisers to pay for speakers and to make donations to organizations such as the East Dallas Community Gardens.
Dallas Rose Society:
The Society is chartered by the American Rose Society and consists of amateur rose growers and enthusiasts. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. the fourth Friday of each month at North Haven Gardens.
Activities: Hosts a spring rose show.
Phone: 214.350.7023 | Website: www.dallasrosesociety.com
Day Lily Grower of Dallas:
This group, organized in 1958, meets to learn about day lilies and to promote the flowers through shows and sales. Meetings are held at 10 a.m. on the third Saturday, September through May at North Haven Gardens.
Activities: Hosts a Day Lily Flower Show on the first weekend in June, and spring and fall plant sales at North Haven Gardens.
Phone: 214.480.2642 | Website: www.daylilies.org/dgod
First Men’s Garden Club of Dallas:
This organization, founded in 1941, is affiliated with the Men's Garden Clubs of America. Its focus is on horticultural education, community service, and scholarship programs. Meetings are at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at North Haven Gardens.
Activities: Scholarships for horticultural students at Richland College and Naaman Forest High School; community landscape project for a group home; flower and vegetable gardening shows, monthly gardening seminars, volunteer work and fundraisers, a plant sale at Richland College, and a garage sale.
Phone: 972.907.9911 | Website: www.dallasgardeners.org
Fleur-de-lis Garden Club of Sachse:
Meetings are held the fourth Monday of the month, September through May, at 1 p.m., at the First National Bank of Sachse on the Murphy Road.
Forest Hills Garden Club:
This club was organized to improve members' gardens and to beautify the Forest Hills neighborhood. Membership is limited to the neighborhood, but visitors are welcome. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, alternating days and evenings.
Activities: Neighborhood butterfly garden; participation in neighborhood Fourth of July parade.
Phone: 214.327.3817 | Website: www.foresthillsdallas.org
Four Seasons Garden Club:
This Lake Highlands-area club was founded in 1971. Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month September through May.
Activities: Annual pilgrimage, biannual flower show, and party.
Good Street Baptist Church Senior and Junior Garden Clubs:
Groups for ages 3-17 and ages 18 and up focus on horticulture, gardening, table setting, and floral design. Meetings are held the fourth Sunday evening of each month.
Activities: design a memory garden; the senior group presents a flower show spring and fall.
Greater Dallas/Fort Worth Bromeliad Society:
Meetings are held at 1 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of each month at North Haven Gardens.
Activities: Southwest Bromeliad Guild Show and Sale.
Greater North Texas Orchid Society:
This Society was founded in 1948 for anyone interested in growing orchids. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. the first Friday of each month at the Dallas Water Utilities Building, 8915 Adlora Lane. They have plants for sale at the meetings.
Activities: Orchid show and sale every 18 months, orchid auctions at July and December meetings.
Phone: 972.495.4051 | Website: www.gntos.org
This organization studies Japanese flower arrangement and also incorporates related programs on plants or pottery. Check the website for meeting times and locations.
Activities: Flower shows at Irving Arts Center and Trammell Crow Asian Arts; one field trip per year.
Phone: 214.739.8285 | Website: www.ikebana-dfw.org
This group meets the second Thursday of the month and concentrates on Oak Cliff beautification.
Late Bloomers Garden Club:
This club is affiliated with Texas Garden Clubs Inc. Meetings are held at 10 a.m. in even months, 7 p.m. in odd months to accommodate working gardeners. Activities: Tour of Gardens.
Les Fleurs Garden Club of Garland:
This group, organized in 1965, is a member of the White Rock Garden Forum and the Federation of Women's Clubs of Garland. The group’s purpose is to encourage gardening, beautification, conservation, and study of horticulture and flower arranging. Membership limited to 25. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month September through May.
Activities: Flower planting at local parks twice per year; provide Christmas gifts for Terrell State Hospital.
Native Plant Society of Texas, Dallas Chapter:
This group aims to educate the community about native plants. Meetings are held at 7pm the 2nd Tuesday of each month except July, October and December. Meetings are located at REI Outdoor Equipment store, 4515 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75244.
Activities: Maintenance of several demonstration gardens, community projects, habitat restoration, field trips, and education.
Phone: 214.616.7759 | Website: www.npsot.org/Dallas
Native Plant Society of Texas, Garland Chapter:
This group helps preserve the blackland prairie by planting Texas natives in their own gardens. Meetings are held at 3 p.m. on the third Sunday every other month, January through November. Location of meeting is at Rohde's Nursery & Nature Store, 1651 Wall St., Garland.
Activities: Bluebird Trail with six bluebird houses and a native perennial garden.
Phone: 972.705.3546 | Website: www.npsot.org/wp/garland
Northwood Women's Garden Club:
The group’s primary focus is on learning and gardening. Meetings are held at 1 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month.
North Texas Cactus & Succulent Society:
This organization was founded to promote knowledge of succulent plants. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month (except January) at 7:30 p.m. at 8035 Westover Drive.
Phone: 214.348.5261 | Website: www.cactus-mall.com/clubs/ntcss
Oak Cliff Woman's Club, Garden Club Division:
This group, which consists primarily of senior citizens, focuses on community activities, education, and beautification. Meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of the month September through May.
Activities: Monthly programs.
Piccadilly Garden Club:
This club, organized in 1959, promotes gardening among the general public and was recently recognized by the Irving City Council for years of civic service. Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m., the second Tuesday of each month.
Activities: City beautification projects, and contributions to projects such as the Texas Garden Clubs Scholarship Fund and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
Poise 'N Ivy:
This club holds meetings at 9:45 a.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month.
Activities: Horticulture programs, Meals on Wheels, recycling, flower shows.
Preston Highlands Garden Club:
This organization focuses on gardening, flower design, and the art of decorating and design. Meetings, which include luncheon and a program, are held the second Wednesday of each month September through May.
Activities: Landscape improvement of neighborhood entrances, Christmas lighting, decorating contests, and educational lectures on gardening and home décor.
Rainbow Garden Club of North Texas:
This club, whose members are primarily gay or lesbian, meets at 2 p.m. the second Sunday of each month.
Activities: Funds community projects through plant raffles and an annual yard and plant sale.
Southwestern Fern Society:
Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at North Haven Gardens.
Activities include trips, programs with speakers, and plant sales.
Tarrant County Garden Clubs
Arlington Organic Garden Club:
This group features a speaker and door prizes at each meeting. Meetings are held the last Thursday of each month (except November and December) at the Garden room, Bob Duncan Community Center, Vandergriff Park, Arlington. Activities: Natural Urban Living Garden Show in June of each year.
Phone: 817.446.7935 | Website: www.aogc.org
Colleyville Garden Club:
This organization, founded in 1961, holds its meetings at 10 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month September through May at the Colleyville Community Center, 5300 Bluebonnet Drive, Colleyville.
Activities: An annual garden promenade the first Sunday in June to benefit civic beautification and area scholarships.
Grapevine Garden Club Inc.:
This group holds its meetings at 10 a.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month September through May at the Mitchell Meeting House, 411 Ball St., Grapevine.
Activities: Heritage Garden at the Depot east of Main Street; annual Heirloom Plant Sale with proceeds providing scholarships for high-school seniors studying horticulture, forestry or related subjects.
Phone: 817.481.1152 | Website: www.grapevinegardenclub.com
Greater Fort Worth Herb Society:
This group educates its members about herbs and publishes a newsletter with tips and ideas for members. Meetings are held at 10 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth.
Activities: Herbal field trips, participation in Imagination Celebration, care and management of the Pioneer Herb Garden in the Fort Worth Log Cabin Village, and an annual herb festival in May.
Phone: 817.568.9575 | Website: www.gfwhs.org
This organization meets 11 a.m.-3 p.m. the first Thursday of each month.
Activities: Garden tour benefiting scholarship fund.
Phone: 817.645.0762 | Website: www.tarrantmg.org
Collin County Garden Clubs
Allen Garden Club:
This organization was created to educate the people in Allen and surrounding areas about natural gardening practices, the benefits of gardening, encouraging people to conserve our natural resources, and exemplify public spirit by participation in community service projects. The club is affiliated with Texas Garden Clubs, Inc. and National Garden Clubs, Inc. Meetings are held at 7:30pm on the first Thursday of each month, February - December.
Phone: 972.390.8536 | Website: www.allengardenclub.org
Collin County Hobby Beekeepers Association:
This group is active in the state beekeepers association. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Heard Museum of Natural History, One Nature Way, McKinney.
Activities: Annual beginning beekeeping seminar and presentations to schools, social clubs, and civic organizations.
Collin County Rose Society:
This society has three goals: to provide an organization where rose lovers can share their interest in roses, to educate the community on growing good roses, and to share the beauty of roses with the community by establishing a public garden. Meeting topics also include composting, companion planting, drip irrigation, and garden design. Meetings are held on the first Friday of each month.
Activities: "It's a Natural" event in Plano, garden tour, plant-cuttings exchange, spring education events at local nurseries, sponsor of the Chestnut Square Wedding Chapel Garden in McKinney.
Heritage Herb Club of Plano:
This club has members who range from novices to experts. Meetings are held the third Sunday of each month.
Activities: Scholarships, education programs, annual plant and seed exchange, and hands-on workshops.
McKinney Garden Club:
Organized in 1930, this club focuses on promoting interest in gardens, garden designs and management, and assistance with civic plantings. Meetings are held at 11:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month September through May at Heard-Craig Carriage House, 205 W. Hunt St., McKinney.
Activities: Chapel Garden at Historic Chestnut Square and the Garden Restoration Project at the Historic Heard-Craig Home, both in McKinney.
Phone: 972.727.1390 | Website: www.mckinneygardenclub.org
Native Plant Society of Texas, Collin County Chapter:
This organization focuses on learning about native Texas plants and water-wise plants. Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Heard Natural Science Museum, One Nature Place, McKinney.
Activities: Field trips, plant rescue digs, informational programs and assistance to groups that want to make use of native plants.
Phone: 972.390.2882 | Website: www.npsot.org/CollinCounty
Plano Men's Garden Club:
Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Road, Plano.
Activities: General gardening.
Denton County Garden Clubs
Highland Shores Garden Club:
This club promotes gardening, native trees, flowers, and birds. Meetings are held 9:30-11:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month September through May.
Activities: Bluebird Trail maintenance and fundraising for civic beautification.
Land O' Lakes Garden Club:
Begun in 1961, this organization meets the second Wednesday from September through May.
Activities: Youth club, flower shows, and a butterfly garden at the Senior Activity Center.
Bright Star Gardeners (Hopkins County):
Meetings are held at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Senior Citizens Activity Center, Martin Luther King Drive in Sulphur Springs.
Forney Garden Club (Kaufman County):
This club is affiliated with the White Rock Forum and Dallas Council of Garden Clubs. Meetings are held 10 a.m. the third Tuesday of each month September through May.
Activities: Downtown beautification; scholarships.
Kaufman County Master Gardener Association:
This group meets the first Monday of each month at 4 p.m., at the Texas Agricultural Extension Service office in Terrell.
Lindale Evening Garden Club (Smith County near Tyler):
Meetings are held at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month September through May or June.
Activities: Improving landscape at Kinzie Community Center; tours of local gardens.
Ovilla Garden Club (Ellis County):
This club, founded in 1971, meetings are held at 11 a.m. the third Thursday of each month at Ovilla City Hall.
Activities: Sponsor a horticulture scholarship for a college sophomore in Ellis County, aid to local residents, and outreach centers.
Waxahachie Garden Club (Eillis County):
Meetings are held at 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Ellis County Women's Building, 407 W. Jefferson St., Waxahachie.
Activities: Annual Flower Show.