Tails and Tales: Nature, Art and Reading Camp

We kicked off the first official day of summer with our Nature, Art & Reading Camp. We started the morning learning about edible and medicinal plants in the garden, followed by story time in the amphitheater. The kids drew their names on special journals that we took into the garden to sketch inspirations in nature. […]

What’s Blooming? Summer Edition

It’s been a busy week for these bees now that Flameleaf Sumacs are in bloom! Rhus lanceolata suckers from their base to form thick colonies. So when the time comes for these sumacs to blooms, it’s a spectacular show. Banded Hairstreak butterfly captured by Joy Hayes-Gates. Cowpen daisies, Verbesina encelioides, greet our visitors with a […]

Summer STEM Camp

We had a great time collaborating with the community to put on a Summer STEM Camp for the kids. The event was sponsored by Invenergy through a generous donation. We co-hosted this three day event with the Jennie Trent Dew Library and utilized a number of local helpers. On the first day, Bryan Gentsch led […]

Goldthwaite Middle School Butterfly Garden Update

What a wonderful display of wildflowers at the Goldthwaite Middle School Butterfly Garden, thanks to the hard work of Joy Hayes-Gates. The Elementary school gardens are also looking beautiful these days thanks to the rain and continued help from local volunteer Doug Holtzclaw. Stop by to see a variety of colorful flowers and to watch […]

What’s Blooming? May Showers Bring June Flowers

Patches of blanketflowers are painting the roadsides. We had a wonderful turnout for Waking up with Wildflowers last month. Thanks again to the fabulous Pecans.com for your delicious coffee and treats. Captivated by brilliant yellow coreopsis! We were so excited to find our first resident monarch caterpillars munching on green milkweed, Asclepias viridis, last week. It’s been […]

2021 A Prairie Experience XII

12th Annual Prairie Experience:Heritage Fest Saturday, October 2, 2021Legacy Plaza Pavilion in Goldthwaite, Texas Mark your calendar and plan to join friends for a special evening!

Fairy Door Hunt May 1-31

When: May 1-31 during open hoursAll ages Twenty artists have created FAIRY DOORS and we have them hidden throughout the Gardens. Come find the fairies among the wildflowers! Scavenger hunt lists are available in the Welcome Center and at the Jennie Trent Dew Library.

You’re invited! Land Stewardship: A Conversation About Conservation

When: Saturday, May 8th at 10:00 a.m.Where: Goldthwaite Pavilion Thanks to a grant from the American Library Association (ALA) and The Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS), Mills County has been given the opportunity to have a Community Conversation. Jennie Trent Dew Library Director Susan Lindsey looked at various topics and decided land stewardship is […]

What’s Blooming? April Edition

The Texas Botanical Gardens are in full BLOOM! Despite the many setbacks we faced in winter, our native residents have fallen right back into their springtime groove. Cedar Elms (Ulmus crassifolia) have leafed out and are providing shelter and shade for our garden critters.  Several plants in the sunflower family, Asteraceae, are providing nectar to a […]

5th Annual Waking Up With Wildflowers

When: Friday, May 7, 2021 at 10amWhere: Goldthwaite Welcome CenterCost: $10Questions: 325-451-0487 It’s our 5th annual Waking Up with Wildflowers! Enjoy locally made coffee and treats from Pecans.com while strolling through our garden full of wildflowers with Savannah Early. This is a great chance to learn about native plants and socialize with friends in a beautiful setting. […]