TODAY'S HOURS: 8 AM – 6 PM

*Last entry is an hour before closing

TODAY'S HOURS: 8 AM – 6 PM

*Last entry is an hour before closing

Perennial Essentials

Click here to register now. Cultivate sustainable, wildlife-friendly gardens using perennials – plants that live for two or more years without needing to be replaced. You’ll receive practical guidance on selecting and caring for species that thrive in Texas’s unique environmental conditions, with a particular focus on maintaining perennial garden beds through the heat of […]

Perennial Essentials

Registration for this class has closed. Cultivate sustainable, wildlife-friendly gardens using perennials – plants that live for two or more years without needing to be replaced. You’ll get practical guidance on selecting and caring for species that thrive in Texas’s unique environmental conditions. The class will end with a visit to the Perennial Garden to […]

Talk a Walk Through a Book on the Garden’s Pollinator Pathway

Seniorita Mariposa Storywalk on Pollinator Pathway

School is out for the summer, and caregivers are always looking for fun activities to keep kids happy, busy–and learning. One suggestion from the Garden’s family education team: go on a StoryWalk®. “In a StoryWalk, the pages of a book are placed along a pathway to propel the reader along,” says Early Childhood Program Manager Cheryl Potemkin. “It makes reading an active experience involving movement, attention and reflection.”

Turn to Nature to Support Mental Health in Children

Girl in field blows dandelions

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, when Americans are urged to recognize the toll of mental illness, fight stigma and advocate for better support for the millions of people affected. One increasingly important area of focus: Children. Mental illness among children is caused by a bewildering array of factors, but no matter the exact situation, parents and other caregivers can adopt one simple strategy to buttress the mental health of the children and adolescents they love. They can foster a connection to nature.

Early Childhood Program Heads Back to School, Bringing Nature-Based STEM Learning to Pre-K Students

Most area school districts begin classes this month. Alongside all of the students and teachers, those heading back to the classroom include members of the FWBG | BRIT early childhood education team. They will spend the school year helping some of the youngest learners in our area explore the outdoors. “Our goal is to help teachers incorporate nature into learning for three-year-old pre-k students,” says Early Childhood Program Manager Cheryl Potemkin.