Experience a wonderful
display of trees, shrubs, grasses, vines, ground covers and perennials
native to the Lone Star State. This garden demonstrates how native
plants can be used in a urban garden setting. Many of the trees and
shrubs were donated to the garden by the late Benny Simpson, a native
plant researcher at Texas A&M research center in Dallas.
Spicy and floral fragrances greet those visiting the Heard
native plant garden in spring. As early as mid-February the Red Bay
and Agaritas begin to flower sending sweet saffron scents throughout
the garden. There is always something new
to see, smell and enjoy!
Using Native Plants
Attracting butterflies and hummingbirds is easy! It is simply a matter of having
the right plants. Select plants that butterflies use as food for
their caterpillars and for nectaring adults. Learn more here.
are one of the most important investments you’ll make
in your landscape.
If you would like to start your own native plant garden, be sure to visit our annual Spring Plant Sale.