Finding inspiration at Clark Gardens

In today’s busy life we can get caught up in a whirlwind and often seek a place to take a breath while finding inspiration in the wander and beauty nature has to offer.

There’s no better place to stop and smell the roses- and irises, hollies, daffodils, redbuds- than Clark Gardens in Weatherford. The 50-acre oasis awakens the senses, stirs the spirit and relaxes the mind.

What began as the private garden of Max and Billie Clark in 1972 has bloomed into a botanical masterpiece.

In 1999, the Clarks established the Max and Billie Clark foundation, donating 143 acres to the organization.

The gardens are a representation of the couple’s unending love and the dedication of a husband and wife to each other and their family. Billie passed away in 2012 from Alzheimer’s, but her legacy lives on through Clark Gardens.

Guests travel down the country road between Mineral Wells and Weatherford to experience something magical when visiting the waterfalls and catching a glimpse of the peacocks or waterfowl. Abundant wildlife, splashes of color, G-Scale model trains and blossoms await those who enter.

Clark Gardens offers both self-guided tours and group tour programs, perfect for nature clubs, schools, churches and more, with a mission of demonstrating the many rich horticulture possibilities of North Texas to its guests. Guided cart tours also are available.

To read the full story, pick up a copy of the March/April issue of LiveIt.