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Native Plant Symposium

Did you know Texas has TEN different eco regions?

Depending on where you are in Texas, the term native could mean very different plants! Join us at Texas Discovery Gardens on July 27th, as we bring together native experts from across the state and nation for a series of lectures including Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home.


Upcoming Events

Texas Discovery Gardens Butterfly House and Dallas Garden

Daily Events

· Toddler Talk, 11AM
Butterfly Release, 12 PM
· Critter Encounter, 2PM


Summer Camps

Through August
Discover all summer long!

Volunteer Orientation at Texas Discovery Gardens

New Volunteer Orientation

Learn about our volunteer opportunities! No prior experience required.

Fascinating World of Butterflies at Texas Discovery Gardens in Fair Park

Fascinating World of Butterflies

Saturday, July 13
Take a close look at the butterfly world and take a behind-the-scenes of a butterfly farm!

Butterfly Tea Party at Texas Discovery Gardens

Butterfly Tea Party

Thursday, July 18
Enjoy ‘fancy’ activities, crafts, tea, & snacks. We end our party with our noon butterfly release.

Threadpainting Techniques

Threadpainting Techniques

Saturday, July 20
Painting with thread? Join artist Rebecca Shewmaker as she explains, demonstrates, and helps you practice her techniques.

Welcome to the Dark Side at Texas Discovery Gardens

Welcome to the Dark Side

Saturday, July 20
Kick off National Moth Week at Texas Discovery Gardens! Discover the diverse moth population that call North Texas home.

Flora Award


Left to right: Peter, Amy, Jan, Fred, Libby, Brian

Left to right: Peter, Amy, Jan, Fred, Libby, Brian

Texas Discovery Gardens is proud to announce the Hegi Family — Fred and Jan, Peter and Amy, Brian and Libby — as the recipients of the 2019 Flora Award. They will be honored at the Flora Gala on October 24! The Flora Award, one of Dallas’ most prestigious honors, has been presented in support of Texas Discovery Gardens since 1982. It serves to recognize outstanding citizens who have demonstrated a commitment to community service, education and the advancement of the environment and quality of life.


Become a member.


  • Free admission to the Gardens and Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House & Insectarium

  • Discount for Workshops

  • 10% Discount in Gift Shop

  • 10% Discount and early shopping for Butterfly Plant Sale

  • Invitation to exclusive Members’ events

  • Free or reduced admission to 300+ gardens!* (see details)

  • One day of free admission to the State Fair of Texas for up to six people (date restrictions apply)

Dual Membership $50

  • Basic member benefits for two adults

Family Membership $75   

  • Basic member benefits for two adults and all children/grandchildren under 18

  • 15% Discount on birthday parties and camps

Family + Membership $150   

Receive all Family Membership benefits plus:  

  • Basic member benefits for four adults and all children/grandchildren under 18

  • Six one-time guest admissions into Butterfly House

Become a member of Texas Discovery Gardens.
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Certify Your Butterfly Habitat

Love butterflies?

Attract them to your own backyard or schoolyard by planting a Certified Butterfly Habitat! Create a refuge for butterflies in all stages of their life cycle – egg, caterpillar, chrysalis and adult. Not only will you be rewarded with beautiful butterflies, but your native garden can be drought tolerant and low maintenance, too!


Step one: Plant your garden! Check out our Butterfly Gardening Tips.

Step two: Purchase the Butterfly Habitat Certification and fill out the application. Once your application is reviewed  you’ll receive an aluminum sign to post in your garden! The $50 covers the cost shipping of the sign and helps fund our Gardens and environmental education programs!

Step three: Put up your sign and show neighbors and visitors how important butterflies and other pollinators are to you and the environment.

Butterfly Habitat Certification
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