The Heritage Garden
The Shade Garden
Nearly one thousand linear feet of paved pathway meanders through a two-acre grove of mature pine and hardwood trees that connect the IDEA and Heritage Rose Gardens.
Hundreds of azaleas, camellias, and Japanese Maple trees showcase the garden and are complimented by an abundance of woody shrubs and herbaceous perennial plants that will survive with minimal sunlight. Smith County Master Gardener volunteers rigorously maintain and add new plants in the Shade Garden assuring that any plant demonstrated there will perform well in East Texas landscapes.
A bubbling fountain, an array of benches spaced along the pathways, and a bluebird nature trail provide an enchanting, peaceful, and tranquil environment where visitors to the Shade Garden will experience beauty in every season.
The Sunshine Garden
This garden was designed and planted by Smith County Master Gardener class 16. It is a sunny yellow and white low maintenance garden planted mostly with perennial flowers, shrubs and and foliage plants including white Pope John Paul II roses; Grandma’s Yellow roses and a yellow climbing rose. While some annuals are planted for seasonal color, the perennials include plants and bulbs that flower from early spring through late fall including daffodils and irises; Shasta daisies and rudbeckia (black-eyed susans) and Mexican mint marigold as well as many other species.
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