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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 newest garden, the 4.5-acre Luci and Ian Family Garden, combines whimsical features by one of the nation’s leading landscape architects with dramatic native plantings.

West Texas Mountain Collection

The mountains of West Texas offer a wide variety of unique and spectacular drought tolerate plants and the West Texas Mountain Collection features a small sampling of what would occur in that arid environment.

West Texas Mountain Collection

Many species you may find familiar like the Blackfoot daisy as its range extends into the Texas Hill Country. Others don’t begin to appear in the wild until you go further west. The iconic combination of Harvard agave and Mexican feather grass is prevalent throughout the desert highlands.

Due to recent warming trends these plants are making their way into private and public landscapes as people are looking for more drought tolerant garden selections. This garden requires no supplemental irrigation.

Audio Podcast

Listen to a description of the West Texas Mountain Collection.


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Plant Lists

View West Texas Mountain Collection Collection in Native Plant Information Network.

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