Pollinator Gardens

The importance of Milkweed

While there are many plants that Monarch butterflies will use for rest and food, Milkweed is the only plant that Monarchs will use to lay their eggs. Planting native milkweed in your home landscape is one of the most beneficial things you can do for Monarch Butterflies.

Find out more information on MonarchWatch.org


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DIY Pollinator Gardens

Selecting the right plants is important as the garden will act as a place to rest and eat. Here are some plants that attract pollinators:

Host Plants for Butterflies

Nectar Plants

How-to Videos from NWF

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) provides a series of videos to help you get started in creating a wildlife-friendly habitat.


Pre-Designed Pollinator Garden

Take the guesswork out of finding the right plant for the right spot with perfect plant combinations using a custom-designed, water-saving garden by U Plant It.

These pre-planned gardens were designed by Texas A&M AgriLife Water University Horticulturalists. All plants listed are proven to flourish in the challenging soils and sometimes unpredictable climate of North Texas.

Download the Pre-designed Pollinator Guide from Texas A&M AgriLife Water University.

Want the chance to see what this looks like all put together? Visit our demonstration gardens.

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Recreation Center at Towne Lake

2001 S. Central Expressway

Garden is located on north (back) side of building. There are directional signs from the parking lot and from the playground sidewalk area.

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Craig Ranch Veterans Memorial Park

7951 Collin McKinney Pkwy.

Garden is diagonal from Craig Ranch HOA office and across from Veterans Memorial Park. There is a flag retirement box and a pet waste station in the center of the flower bed.

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