Dang it's HOT: Cool Off with Shade Gardening

Gardening plants

NOTE: This event is available in person and online.

Does your landscape have problem areas where nothing seems to grow?

Do you have mature trees and areas where your turf is receding? Are your trees throwing shade? Don’t accept being shaded out! Take advantage of these cooler landscape areas that help conserve water! Learn about the many native and adapted plants that not only survive but thrive in shadier spots-- along with tips and tricks to create beautiful shade gardens that beat the Texas heat. We’ll also cover gardening under mature trees as well as turf alternatives and hardscape options for low-light areas.



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Daniel CunninghamDaniel Cunningham

With a holistic approach to sustainability, Daniel Cunningham is nationally regarded as a leading horticulture expert. Specializing in edible gardens, native pollinator-friendly landscapes, rainwater harvesting systems, and efficient irrigation design, he conducts more than a hundred programs each year for both homeowners and organizations.

In addition, Cunningham frequently provides expert-level training for conservation centered. He also conducts CEU and keynotes programming for professional landscape architects and nursery professionals. His consultation work on a multitude of demonstration and production garden projects — both at home and abroad — provides critical leadership in plant selection and management, as well as water use best practices.

With a passion for helping the at-home gardener, Cunningham partners with local news outlets in Texas, often appearing on NBC Channel 5 as a special contributor, in addition to regular segments on local FOX, ABC and CBS affiliates. He also works as a special contributor to both the “Dallas Morning News” and Edible-Dallas Fort/Worth magazine. Outside of his home in North Texas, Daniel contributes to the syndicated, Central Texas Gardener and has also been featured in Martha Stewart Living magazine and Yahoo News.



About the Gardening Series 

In partnership with the Fort Worth Water Department, Rooted In and the Tarrant Regional Water District, your Fort Worth Public Library will be presenting a series of programs throughout 2022 focusing on gardening, water conservation, native plants and how to make your landscape work for you and the environment.

Upcoming Workshops




  • Saturday, June 11, 2022 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Fort Worth Public Library - East Regional, 6301 Bridge St., Fort Worth, 76112, View Map

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