YardSmart Seminars

Yardsmart graphic.png YardSmart is a free, informative full-day conference designed to provide effective, beneficial ways to use water wisely in the landscape. Topics vary by season and have included butterfly gardening, landscape watering, container gardens, perennials, trees and much more. This semi-annual conference is offered each spring and fall.

Next seminars:

YardSmart Spring 2024

 The next YardSmart event is scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2024 inside the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, TX, 76107.

Registration starts: Now at Eventbrite

Seminar's Agenda: 

 8:30 a.m. On-site registration
 9 - 9:45 a.m. Changing season, changing gardens
Jeff Ray, KTVT meteorologist
Lecture Hall
 9:50 - 10:35 a.m.

Working with polycultures: The pros, cons, and alternatives 
James Theiss, University of Texas at Arlington

Lecture Hall

 10:35 - 11 a.m. BREAK
 11 - 11:45 a.m.

Sprinkler valves - How do they work?

David Cole, Tarrant County College District
Lecture Hall

Attracting pollinators
Heather Bass, Tarrant Regional Water District
Camellia room
 11:50 - 12:35 p.m.

Plant propagation for beginners
Amanda Esparza, University of Texas at Arlington
Lecture Hall



Attendees interested in participating in our 25-minute individual consultations can register at the Consultation Station the day of the event. Participants are asked to bring all necessary information (aerial views, measurements, cardinal directions, and more) about their landscape or garden project to the consultation. This will allow consultants to offer a more complete advice.

The 25-minute consultations will take place on the following time periods.

· 9:40 - 10:05 a.m.

· 10:10 - 10:35 a.m.


· 11 - 11:25 a.m.

· 11:30 - 11:55 a.m.


More Information

For more information send an email to wpe@FortWorthtexas.gov. Facility is wheelchair accessible. To arrange for sign language interpretation, call TDD 817-392-8544 at least 72 hours prior to event.