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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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
As I put the finishing touches on this newsletter it is midday and the temperature is 70 degrees. Was it really in the lower teens just two weeks ago? Gee Whiz!
I enjoyed a walk around the garden yesterday and took some photographs. Too often we think of our winter gardens as absent of color but that's simply not true. It is truly a great time to come visit the gardens. We have many different types of evergreen trees and shrubbery which provide a beautiful backdrop of greenery. One of the smaller evergreen shrubs is the Mahonia bealei, commonly called the leather leaf mahonia. It is a member of the barberry family. It grows to be about 4-6 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide. It has large, pinnately compound leaves with erect, unbranched, stiff stems. It is a native of China and is ...
It's time for our second annual Holiday Festival. Join us for the final week of holiday festivities in the Gardens.
Thursday through Sunday, December 10th through 13th
Thursday through Saturday, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Sunday, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Pictures with Santa
Supper with Santa
Regular admission fees apply throughout the holiday event, with the exception of the Saturday, Supper with Santa dinner. Regular Admission Fee
$7.00/adult $5.00/Senior (65 and over) and Children under 15 No charge for Children under 4.
Saturday Supper with Santa (additional fee) A highlight of the festival is the Supper with Santa Saturday night dinner. Both adults and children loved this event last year and we are repeating it this year. A traditional Italian buffet, artfully prepared by Nancy's Italian Texan Grill, will be served. Guests will enjoy holiday music and arts and crafts are available for the children. Santa makes a surprise appearance and children may ...
It's time for our second annual Holiday Festival. The festival is held the first two weekends in December. Enjoy the entertainment rain or shine - in our all-weather, heated tent. Nice!
Thursday through Sunday, December 3rd - 6th and Thursday through Sunday, December 10th - 13th
Thursday through Saturday, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Sunday, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Thursday, December 3rd at 5:30pm, the festival comes to life with tree lighting, caroling and a surprise visit from Santa.
Admission on Thursday, December 3rd is a fundraiser for ARM (Addiction Recovery Ministries). Suggested donations are regular admission fees. All Thursday proceeds will be donated to ARM.
Entertainment Opening night guests will be treated to local entertainment. Local singer, songwriter Stan Crawford will perform along with the Millsap High School Band, the Mineral Wells Wranglerettes and a local boys Drum line. Also performing are David Owens and Tim Graham with Cowboy poetry, followed by ...
Dear Friends, As Thanksgiving approaches the staff at Clark Gardens is thankful to our many friends and supporters of the gardens. Our membership and volunteer program has grown in both numbers and strengths. In 2010 we will celebrate our 10th anniversary. This would not have been possible without your support. Thank you!
BOOtanical Festival saw a record number of attendees. Over 1200 people attended the festival. The admission fee to enjoy the Halloween fun was a nonperishable food item. 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. All three food banks are grateful for the donations.
Fall in the Gardens
The fall color in Clark Gardens has been spectacular this year.
The bald cypress trees put on quite a show as did two of my ...