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 2023

 The next YardSmart event is scheduled for Saturday, September 16, 2023 inside the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, TX, 76107.

Registration starts on Monday, July 31, 2023 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yardsmart-fall-2023-tickets-678122100457

Seminar's Agenda

 8:30 a.m.


 9 a.m.

Fall Vegetable Gardening — Loretta Bailey, Tarrant County Master Gardeners Association  

9:50 a.m.

Container Crazy — Toni Moorehead, Signature Gardens


Demystifying Planting With Native Plant Polycultures — David Hopman, University of Texas at Arlington

10:35 a.m.  BREAK

11 a.m.

Preparing Your Landscape for Cold Weather — Laura Miller, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service


Native Shrubs and Trees — Heather Bass, Tarrant Regional Water District

 11:50 a.m.

Urban Agriculture: Hydroponics, Aquaponics, and the Multi-Purpose Landscape — Vikram Baliga, Texas Tech University



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.