Gardening Series

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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.

NOTE: All workshops are available in person and online and will run from 10:30 a.m. - noon.


Lawn Care: Green with Envy

Learn the best lawn care methods, efficient watering techniques, plus simple fertilizer, and pesticide application to reduce pest issues. 


May 14, 2022 - Summerglen

Dang it's HOT: Cool Off with Shade Gardening

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.


June 11, 2022 - East Regional

Flitter, Flutter, Flowers: Butterfly Gardening

Learn easy and practical tips to create butterfly habitat in your landscape.


Oct. 8, 2022 - Ridglea

Trees for North Texas

Branch out and join us to learn tips on tree selection, proper planting practices, as well as proper watering, pruning, common insect issues and diseases.


Nov. 12, 2022 - Northwest Regional







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Patrick Dickinson Patrick Dickinson

Patrick Dickinson holds over 20 years of experience in landscape design and management, working at both Texas government agencies and private companies.

With an eye for design and a keen knowledge of plants, Dickinson designs creative outdoor living spaces that are not only beautiful, but easy to maintain with maximum water efficiency. His areas of expertise include plant selection, landscape water use efficiency, rainwater harvesting, irrigation design, drip irrigation, and new technology. He often shares his wide range of knowledge by conducting CEU training for landscape architects, licensed irrigators, as well as nurserymen and rainwater harvesting specialists.

Dickinson received his bachelor’s degree in horticulture with an emphasis in business and design from Tarleton State University. He is a TCEQ-licensed irrigator, rainwater harvesting specialist, and board member of the Dallas Irrigation Association. Dickinson has frequently been featured as a leading plant expert on the Dallas-Fort Worth WFAA channel 8 and FOX4.



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.