3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75210

WHAT: “Plants of North Central Texas: Connections to the Past”

A family-friendly presentation about the plants of Texas, what they

say about our past, and how they can offer eco-friendly landscaping

WHO: Professor George Diggs & Director of Horticulture Randy Johnson

WHEN: Saturday, October 31, at 10 a.m. (Halloween Morning)

WHERE: Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park

HOW: Free admission to gardens and open to the public (butterfly house exhibit admission extra)

Austin College and Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park are pleased to collaborate in a new public awareness program for a greener, more sustainable approach to Metroplex landscape and gardening. Presenting Professor George Diggs, author of the Flora of North Central Texas, and Randy Johnson, Director of Horticulture for the Gardens, in a family-friendly presentation at the Gardens at Fair Park, the first of the series will be “Plants of North Central Texas: Connections to the Past,” 10 a.m., Saturday, October 31.

How are prairie grasses, pronghorns, horse-apples, and mammoths all part of the story involving native plants in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex? Attendees will discover little-known secrets about Texas plantsand the surprising and exciting things these native plants tell us about what it was like here in the past, hopefully inspiring them to incorporate these sustainable plants in their own landscaping. The program includes an hour long talk followed by an hour long guided tour of the Gardens.

Official Website: http://www.texasdiscoverygardens.org

Added by texasdiscoverygardens on October 13, 2009