Clark Gardens Mission, Vision & Guiding Principles


Clark Gardens inspires and demonstrates the many rich horticulture and nature-based possibilities of North Texas to tourists and residents alike.


To create a vibrant destination garden oasis in the rugged North Texas landscape:

  • Welcoming all visitors with high-quality, vibrant experiences throughout the year;
  • Showcasing beautiful architecture, gardens, and landscape features harmonizing with the native landscape;
  • Offering gardens where visitors learn about adaptable and native North Texas plants, specializing in daylilies, iris, cannas, roses, and trees; and
  • Celebrating the history of Clark Gardens and the region.

Guiding Principles

  • We honor Mr. and Mrs. Clark’s examples of family, hard work, creativity, and respect for people, plants, and wildlife;
  • We follow Mr. and Mrs. Clark's vision of a beautiful and peaceful North Texas retreat
  • We maintain a pleasure garden showcasing plantings, architecture, and native and adaptable species;
  • We welcome diverse audiences through high quality displays, programs, and events;
  • We create dynamic opportunities to engage people actively throughout the year;
  • We operate within our financial means.

The Max and Billie Clark Foundation / Clark Gardens is a 501(c)3 organization. If you believe in our mission and would like to help us move forward click here to donate.

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Clark Gardens is a non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your support.

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