Gardening with the Masters

The Tarrant County Master Gardeners have transformed several empty plots at Bob Jones Nature Center to gorgeous perennial garden beds attracting native butterflies, birds and bees. 

The Master Gardeners generally meet at BJNC on the third Wednesday of the month from 9:00-11:00am for a morning of gardening with coffee and snacks to follow. We invite you to come out for some light gardening alongside the Master Gardeners or simply stop by to ask a question or two. The Master Gardeners are truly masters at what they do. They have each taken a minimum of 50 hours of instruction with topics covering lawn care; ornamental trees and shrubs; insect, disease and weed management; soils and plant nutrition; vegetable gardening; home fruit production; garden flowers; water conservation. 

Gardening activities are ideal for home school groups, Scout troops, high school clubs and service organizations. Families and individuals are also encouraged to participate. Youth under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent, teacher, Scout leader or other guardian.

For all gardening activities, dress for the outdoors – wear closed-toe shoes and attire that can get a little dirty or muddy. 

Upcoming Gardening Days:

  • Fall Gardening dates focused on sowing, planting and pruning: September 20, October 18 and November 15

Note: The gardeners do work in light rain & wind but will cancel if it’s really cold, pouring rain, hailing or lightening.

Can’t make it out on a weekday? We also have gardening activities on Saturdays; contact the Nature Center for more details. 

To sign up for a Gardening Day or if you have any questions, please call 817-491-6333 or email

We invite you to celebrate the unveiling of our newest garden, a Pollinator Garden, with us on May 27, 2017. Details here.