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Central Gardens

Our unique native plant gardens are designed to inspire, to educate and to demonstrate the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants and landscapes. The 4.5 acre Ian and Luci Family Garden will combine whimsical features by one of the nation’s leading landscape architects with dramatic native plantings. Under construction now, it will open in Spring 2014.

Little House Garden

A soft carpet of Buffalo grass in the Little House Garden invites you to explore the Little House and its courtyard.

Little House Garden

Located adjacent to the Little House in the southwest corner of the main courtyard, the Little House Garden is designed for outdoor exploration and young children.

The gardens in this area feature a cozy patch of buffalo grass ideal for game playing and storytelling. The Buffalo grass is rimmed by a raised garden featuring a variety of grasses, flowering plants like Big Red Sage, Texas Star, and Pink Evening Primrose and shade-providing native trees like Cedar Elm and Kidneywood.

The Little House Courtyard is an open air, largely shaded area that provides a pleasant space for supervised play and exploration. Courtyard plants help children learn about shapes, smells, textures and colors. The Courtyard also features a wikiup (a framed hut used by nomadic Native Americans), a shaded arbor, tree stump stools and large pots in which children can dig for plastic insects and lizards.

Audio Podcast

Listen to a description of the Little House Garden.

En ESPAÑOL

Audio para Ipod Little House Garden.

Plant Lists

View Little House Garden Collection in Native Plant Information Network.

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