Composting at the Garden

Learn from the pros

Backyard Composting 101
Spring (March-May)
Fall (September-November)
Second Saturday of the month
1 to 3 p.m. at Compost Outpost
Free to the public

Where is the Compost Outpost?

The Compost Outpost is located on the grounds of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Rock Springs Rd. Take the University Drive exit and turn north. Take the first left into the garden, which has fountains on both sides. Drive into the Garden and go straight when you come to the stop sign. The path to the Backyard Vegetable Garden is located where Rock Springs Road ends. The garden is open daily dawn to dusk, and parking is free. The site is accessible to disabled residents.

More information

The Compost Outpost is an education facility—not a place to pick up or drop off compost materials. For more information on becoming a Master Composter, visit the Botanic Garden Web site or call 817-392-5543.

The city offers free mulch year-round at the Drop-off Stations. Bring your own sturdy container and shovel. The city also offers curbside pickup of leaves, yard trimmings and brush. For details call 817-392-EASY (3279) or visit Yard Trimmings.

The Compost Outpost is a joint project of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Fort Worth Parks and Community Services Department, Fort Worth Environmental Management Department and Texas Cooperative Extension Tarrant County.