Make your reservations for Supper with Santa before 5:00 pm, Wednesday, December 1st, and receive a $5.00 Clark Gardens gift card for each person in your reservation.
Reservations may be made online or by calling 940.682.4856.
This early-bird special applies to the Saturday, December 4th Supper with Santa only. The gift cards may be used for items in the Clark Gardens Gift Shop.
Children and adults alike enjoy this joyous event. Seasonal music sets the tone as you enjoy a beautifully prepared holiday meal of turkey and ham with the traditional side dishes, complete with dessert. Santa makes a surprise appearance and children may visit with Santa in a relaxed setting offering that perfect picture opportunity. Arts and crafts activities are available for the children as well.
The Supper with Santa fee includes admission to the park, dinner, Supper with Santa activities and ...
BOOtanical - A BOOst to Food Banks Halloween BOOtanical Success Story
BOOtanical Festival was amazing this year thanks to over 100 volunteers who came out to support the festival. Over 1400 people attended the festival.
As in the past two years, admission to BOOtanical was nonperishable food items to be donated to our area food banks. Through the generous donations of our guests food items were donated to the three area food banks: First United Methodist Church, First Christian Church and the New Haven Ministries.
Autumn Color in the Gardens
Photo courtesy of Carey Borgens.
Fall is my favorite time of the year in the garden. Most of our summer annuals are still in bloom when suddenly the temperatures begin to drop and fall color pops! So you get the best of both worlds - summer and fall color with the added bonus of pleasant temperatures. This year is ...
BOOtanical Park October 31, 2010 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
On October 31st, Clark Gardens becomes BOOtanical Park - a marvelously fun and safe place for kids of all ages to enjoy Halloween.
The BOOtanical is also a time we participate in a community-wide food drive benefiting our three area food banks in Mineral Wells: First Christian Church, First United Methodist Church, and New Haven Ministries. Bring a non-perishable food item as a donation and you receive free admission to our Halloween festivities on October 31st.
There were more than 1,200 visitors who attended BOOtanical last year and filled three pickup trucks with food for the food banks. This year's BOOtanical promises to be even better.
There will be:
Activities designed for children 12 and under.
Trick or Treating
Arts & Crafts
Pet Costume Contest
People Costume Contest
Food & beverages.
Walk through the Enchanted Forest and learn about the ...
What do goats, gratitude, the healing power of gardens, pumpkins and squirrels have in common? Clark Gardens Fall Festival on October 2nd! Five award winning children's authors will be in the garden reading their books and interacting with the young and young at heart.
Author Cherie Colburn will be sharing her award winning book, Our Shadow Garden. Cherie accepted the Growing Good Kids Award on July 24th at the 2010 National Children and Youth Symposium. She was one of only four children's book authors to be recognized by the American Horticultural Society and the Texas AgriLife Extension Services' National Junior Master Gardener program for effectively promoting an understanding of and appreciation for gardening, plants, and the environment.
Our Shadow Garden follows a young boy and his grandfather as they embark on a mission to transform grandmother's garden into a night-blooming oasis while she is ill and ...
October 2nd Second Annual Fall Festival Half Marathon and 5K
On October 2nd, Clark Gardens hosts our Second Annual Fall Festival Half Marathon and 5K. The half marathon race starts in Clark Gardens and continues on to the Rails to Trails. The runners enjoy beautiful country roads, rolling hills and a trip through the Vietnam War Museum. A favorite among runners is the aid station at the Garner Store and Cafe. The 5K also starts at Clark Gardens continuing on the Rails to Trails and finishes with a dash through the Park. The award ceremony features breakfast burritos and music by the Weatherford based band, Elixir. Read more about the October 2nd runner events and access registration forms.
After the race, runners are invited to enjoy the gardens and the fall festival activities which include pumpkin painting, pumpkin golf, gardening speakers and much more. It's a great day ...
Crape Myrtles are a popular choice for gardeners. They require very little maintenance and provide beautiful color in the heat of the summer. Crape Myrtles are most popular in the south, gaining the nickname the lilac of the south, but are enjoyed by gardeners across the country. Their scientific term, Lagerstroemia, was coined in 1759 in order to honor Magnus von Lagerstroem, an avid naturalist. The common name in America, Crape Myrtle, is derived from the crape-like appearance of the flower.
The Crape Myrtle was introduced to Charleston, South Carolina from China and Korea, in the late 1700's by the French botanist Andre Michaux. Today there is a crape myrtle to fill every landscape need, from specimen type trees to fast growing dwarf types. In the United States it can be seen anywhere south of USDA Zone 6, doing best and avoiding fungal ...
Experience the beauty of North Texas this Memorial Day. Clark Gardens Botanical Park is open and is a great way to get outside and get in touch with the outdoors. Bring a picnic and spend the day. Hang-out with the wildlife and "Live Your Best Life Outdoors" this Memorial Day.
Our hours are: Monday-Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. The G-scale trains will be running all weekend.
Speaking of the G-Scale Trains...
Did you know that the trains running on the north side of Clark Gardens Depot replicate the Weatherford-Mineral Wells and Northwestern Railroad?
This railroad was an important part of the railway system from Dallas to West Texas. The Weatherford-Mineral Wells and Northwestern Railroad's first train arrived in Mineral Wells January 1, 1891 and eventually went on to Seymour by connecting with the Gulf Texas and Western Railroad. Read more about ...
After what seemed months of cold, wet, snowy weather spring arrived. And what a spring we had. The poppies were amazing. The irises - gorgeous. And the roses fantastic.
Pink Double Ruffle Poppies - Iris - Roses
Many Clark Garden visitors have been impressed with the Peggy Martin Rose growing along the arbor at the Rose Pavilion. When we explain that those roses were planted from a one gallon container and are in their third year there is total disbelief.
Not only is the Peggy Martin beautiful, it has a great story. The rose survived Hurricane Katrina. Dr. William Welch, our featured speaker at our Spring Festival, shared the story. I hope you have a chance to take time to read Dr. Welch's article the Early History of the Peggy Martin. The history makes the rose even more beautiful.
Saturday and Sunday March 27 and 28, 2010 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Join us for two days of fun for the whole family!
Model Train Show · North Texas Garden Railway Club: G Scale · Tex-N Modular Railroad Club: N Scale · Lone Star Hi-Railers Model Railroad Association: O Gauge · Children's Thomas The Train Play Area · Annetta Valley and Western Railroad Club with 7-1/2" Scale models · Clark Gardens: 1200 feet of G Scale Layout · Take a ride around the Park on the ChooChoo Express Trackless Train
Classic Car Show Saturday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm · Sponsored by Faith Covenant Church · Hosted by Mineral Wells Muscle · Cars judged by popular vote. · Trophies for top ten and goody bags for first 50 entries. · Entry fee $15.00 includes 2 free passes to the garden. · Drawings for Door Prizes For more information check with Faith Covenant Church, 416 North Oak in Mineral Wells, Texas or call 940-325-3456