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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.

Texas Mixed Border Homeowner Inspiration Garden

English style meets Texas climate in this newest addition to four Homeowner Inspiration Gardens that demonstrate the elegance and beauty of native Texas plants in a variety of landscape styles.

Texas Mixed Border Homeowner Inspiration Garden

Funded by the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust, the Texas Mixed Border demonstrates the elegance and beauty of Texas native plants in an English cottage garden style.

The Texas Mixed Border celebrates the versatility of native Texas plants, showing off contrasting colors, forms and textures.

The Texas Mixed Border is an all-season garden, with bluebonnets in the spring followed by white-flowered Jimsonweed. Giant buttercups will bloom in winter after white Plumbago has stopped flowering. Sheared dwarf yaupon hollies and tightly clipped cenizo will define the main axis among relaxed and lively drift plantings.

A Texas wisteria–laden arbor will invite visitors into the the garden where a bistro table and chairs awaits those who want to enjoy the garden with its birdbath and platform for art.

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Listen to a description of the Texas Mixed Border Homeowner Inspiration Garden.

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Plant Lists

View Texas Mixed Border Homeowner Inspiration Garden Collection in Native Plant Information Network.

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