From casual meandering strolls, to self-guided tours, to group tour programs, at Clark Gardens you will find the perfect fit for your visit. The group tour programs are great for your garden or nature club, school, church, family, business or other organization. A variety of menu options are available to compliment your trip. See our Group Tour information. Guided Cart Tours are available.
Visitors of all ages delight in the spectacle of three different G Scale Model Garden Trains on 700 feet of track that meander through a landscape of natural vegetation, trestles and small streams. Paths weave under seven foot high willow trestles next to a six foot waterfall and over little bridges in the Garden Train area. "Clark Station" house incredible towns of scaled-down building made of plant materials such as poppy seeds, acorns, grapevine tendrils, cinnamon sticks and pinecone scales.
This marvelous area is an on-going project with additions made often.
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. The G-scale model trains do not run during rain. If you are in the DFW area, it's worth the trip to come see Clark Gardens G Scale Model Trains!
The Historic Tree Trail at Clark Gardens is one of the largest in the United States. It is home to 86 historic trees, ranging from a Weeping Willow which shaded Napoléon's grave site, to the Berkeley Plantation, the ancestral home of all Americans, Sycamore, to a tree from Graceland, Elvis Presley's home. Each tree is identified and there lovely informational signs along the trail that tell you more about the trees and their history.
Clark Gardens is a nationally recognized iris garden. With close to 4,000 different varieties, each April the Gardens become a sea of colors to delight visitors. Steven L. Chamblee wrote a wonderful article for the March-April 2013 edition of Neil Sperry's Gardens magazine, about Clark Gardens founder, Max Clark. The article is appropriately titled, "Magic Max and the Love of Iris."
Through every season of the year, nature's glorious displays provide unsurpassed beauty. These spectacular gardens have been featured on HGTV's "Great American Gardens" in addition to numerous magazines, newspapers and other publications.
Clark Gardens was selected as the Official Best Public Garden in Texas for 2014 and featured in a TV segment about the Gardens airing on 3 different networks. The Official Best Of also created the following short video preview about Clark Gardens.