Clark Gardens Hours of Operation

In case of inclement weather, please call ahead to be sure we are open. 940-682-4856

The hours of operation are strictly enforced. Guests are expected to observe those hours. Garden gates are locked at 5:00 pm.

Summer & Winter Seasons

Garden Members: During the "Summer and Winter Seasons," Clark Gardens members may access the Gardens year-round by calling ahead to the business office. This option is valid for Clark Garden Members only. This option is not valid for AHS reciprocating memberships. Garden membership information.

Please call the business office during normal business hours to schedule an appointment.

Business Office
Monday-Friday (year-round excluding holidays)
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

OPEN SEASON (No appointment necessary.)


  • March 1, 2024 through July 7, 2024
  • August 31, 2024 through December 1, 2024

Monday-Saturday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

- By Appointment Only, Excluding Private Events & Festivals -

  • July 8, 2024 through August 30, 2024

Private Events - Including Weddings and Receptions

Private events, including weddings and receptions, are available for scheduling year-round. Please contact the business office to schedule your event, and your pre-event tour of the Gardens. See more information about Private Events.

During private events and weddings certain areas of the garden will be off limits. Please observe the signs marking these areas.

Annual Memberships

Membership allows unlimited visits to the Park for one year from the date of purchase. Read more about Clark Gardens memberships...

Bad Weather Note

Clark Gardens may close during inclement weather, including icy conditions. If bad weather is in the area, please call ahead to be sure we are open. 940-682-4856

General Admission Fee

  • $10.00 per adult
  • $8.00 per senior (65 and over)
  • $5.00 per child (4 to 12 years of age)
  • Free admission for children 3 years of age and under

* Should you visit the Park and not find the attendant in the admissions booth, please use the "Honor Box" located on the front of the booth. All funds are used to maintain the Park for your enjoyment.

Festival Admission Fee

  • Festival admission fees vary by festival.
  • No guest passes are accepted.
  • No senior discounts.
  • American Horticulture Society (AHS) reciprocation memberships are not honored at festivals.

AHS Reciprocal Admissions Program

Clark Gardens is a participating garden in the American Horticultural Society (AHS) Reciprocal Admissions Program. Visit our AHS Reciprocal Admissions Program Policy page for details.

AHS Reciprocal Admissions Program

Dog Policy

Dogs are welcome to tour the gardens, at no additional charge. Dogs must be with their owner and on a leash at all times. Please pick up after your pet too.

Handicap Accessibility

Most all areas of the gardens are handicap accessible. We do not have wheelchairs available anymore.

Garden Tours

Garden Guided Tours during the Summer & Winter Season for non-Clark Gardens Members may be made by prior arrangement based on staffing availability. Please schedule guided tours with the business office. Self-guided garden strolls during the Summer & Winter Season are a benefit made available to Clark Gardens Members only. Closed season self-guided strolls are required to be pre-scheduled and are subject to facility maintenance accessibility and staffing availability.

Tour groups may reserve pavilions in advance. Non-tour garden guest may not use these pavilions during the allotted reservation time. Group Garden Tour information.

Motorized Cart Tours

Motorized cart tours are available by prepaid reservation only. See all the details about motorized cart tours.

G-Scale Model Train Operating Schedule

The G-Scale Model Trains run seasonally during our open season: Labor Day weekend through Thanksgiving weekend; and the first weekend in March through July 4th weekend. Trains do not run during rain.

Model Train Running Hours
Monday-Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday 10:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Trains do not run during rain.

Please do not allow children to climb on or touch any of the G-Scale Model Trains or tracks.

Proper Attire for Gardens

Garden guests are encouraged to wear closed toe shoes. The garden is home to spiders, insects, wild animals and snakes. We encourage caution while walking through the garden.


Visit the photography page for guidelines, etiquette, and to purchase a commercial photography pass.


Map & Directions

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Clark Gardens is 3 miles east of Mineral Wells, Texas and 1 mile north of Highway 180. From Highway 180, turn north on Maddux Road and go approximately 1 mile. The entrance to Clark Gardens will be on the right/east side of the road.

Clark Gardens Botanical Park is approximately 45 minutes from Fort Worth, Granbury, Stephenville and Jacksboro; and 15 minutes from Weatherford.

Physical Address [map]
567 Maddux Road
Weatherford, Texas 76088

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 276
Mineral Wells, Texas 76068

Phone: (940) 682-4856
Fax: (940) 682-4078