8 Inspiring Ideas For Your North Texas Garden

8 Inspiring Ideas For Your North Texas Garden

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Weather conditions here in north Texas can be very hard to withstand for some plants. The hot summers and frequent storms will really put the plants in your garden to the test. By knowing which plants perform well in this kind of weather conditions, you can make your garden a beautiful place all year round. This week we’ll tell you how to do just that and we will also show you great examples of stunning north Texas gardens.


A lot of perennial plants have little to no problem withstanding the north Texas climate. Salvia is one of those perennials that’s being used in a lot of professional gardens in this area. It can handle both hot and dry weather and doesn’t need a lot of maintenance. There are so many different types of Salvia plants that it will be easy to find one that complements your garden in the best way possible.

Herbs are also great to have in your north Texas garden. The hot weather suits them well and they are also able to survive when it starts to freeze.

Because there’s not much rain here on average, you’ll want to have plants that only need a small amount of water. This is why native plants are an excellent choice. You won’t have any problems finding beautiful native plants that fit the style of your garden. This type of plan also brings in insects and birds, which is very beneficial for your garden.

Because images say a lot more than words, we have put together 8 of our favorite gardens in North Texas. We hope you enjoy them just as much as we do.


The Dallas Arboretum

The variety of flowers is overwhelming in the Botanical Garden at the Dallas Arboretum. All of the Arboretum’s 19 gardens have their own different style. It’s open daily from 09.00 to 17.00 with free entrance for members.

Dallas Arboretum

By Yinan Chen (www.goodfreephotos.com (gallery, image)) [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons


Hermann Park, Houston

This photo was shot in the Japanese Garden in Hermann Park. The park is completely free of charge to visit, so don’t hesitate to go there if the japanese style of gardening inspires you.


North Texas Garden 2

Japanese Garden at Herman Park in Houston,TX / Photos by faungg’s photos / CC BY


Dallas Baptist University

Dallas Baptist University is connected with of the American Public Gardens Association. There are many different gardens at the campus. Watching the sunset from this area of the garden shown below, is particularly awesome.


Ellis Prayer Garden

Regrothenberger [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons


Waxahachie Green Garden Club

If you have a big garden, adding some water to it will definitely pay off. This garden has been featured in the Dallas Morning News and Ennis Now Magazine and it’s not hard to see why.

North Texas Garden

Green GC, Waxahachie, Texas / Photos by Carol Norquist / CC BY


River Oaks Garden Club

These azalea flowers are part of the Azalea Trail of the River Oaks Garden Club in Houston. This type of plant performs well in north Texas gardens and are a very colorful addition. The River Oaks Garden Club is associated with many gardening events and public gardens in the area. They definitely know what they’re doing.


Houston River's Oaks

By i_am_jim (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons


Garden with Asian statues

If you struggle to find the right plants for your garden, you can also choose to add character to it with statues and stones. This north Texas garden exemplifies this really well.


Asian Statues in Garden

Joe Mabel [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons


Fort Worth Botanic Garden

This pavilion can be found at the Oval Rose Garden in Fort Worth’s Botanic Garden. It’s mostly used for wedding ceremonies and can hold up to 75 people. A very idyllic place to get married.

Botanic Garden

By Mark Fisher (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons


North Texas garden with pond

We like to end the collection with this nearly perfect garden, built around a pond with waterfall. Although it would be difficult to create something similar in your garden, it can still give you an idea of the countless possibilities.

Texas Water Pond


Which of these north Texas gardens is your favorite? Please let us know in the comments below.


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