Clark Gardens Spring Festival, March 26 and 27 Offers Edutainment Opportunities "For Your Best Life...Go Green"

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Clark Gardens Botanical Park, located in Parker County between Weatherford and Mineral Wells, will host their annual Spring Festival on March 26 and 27th. According to Carol Clark Montgomery, Director of Clark Gardens, “the theme of this year’s spring festival is living and gardening in a sustainable manner. Through various activities we hope our guests will be both entertained and exposed to ways to be better stewards of our environment.”

This year’s theme “For Your Best Life…Go Green” has a gardening symposium featuring Texas’ leading experts on living in a sustainable manner. Topics include heirloom bulbs by The Bulb Hunter, Chris Wiesinger, permaculture by Elizabeth and James Samudio of Elizabeth Anna’s Urban Farm and Garden, Texas native plants by Gailon Hardon, past President of the Texas Native Plant Society, and attracting birds and butterflies to your garden. In addition Amanda Love, The Barefoot Cook from Austin, Texas will speak about Traditional Nourishing Foods for the Health of our Planet and Ourselves.

In addition to the speakers Environmental Education Stations offer information on vermiculture, rain water collection, square foot gardening, composting, honey bees, butterfly gardening, beneficial insects, and other beneficial critters, such as ducks, rabbits and chickens. The Education Stations are designed for all ages. Carol Clark Montgomery reminisces “I remember as a little girl holding a chicken egg while a baby chick hatched. That was pure wonderment. Kids today don’t have the same opportunities as past generations to have these experiences. It was a goal of the festival to be able to provide these types of opportunities to the community.” She goes on to say “I have my own vermiculture bin and I quite frankly think it’s the coolest! As Clark Garden staff members we want to share these types of experiences.”

A special highlight of the festival include the Texas Wine and Cheese tent. The wineries, Barking Rocks, Calais Winery and Brushy Creek Vineyards will share their wines and knowledge with festival goers. Four Texas Cheese makers join the wineries: Latte da Dairy, Caprino Royale, Eagle Mountain Farm House Cheese and Veldhuizen Cheese. Latte da Dairy and Caprino Royale will showcase goat cheese while Eagle Mountain and Veldhuizen will showcase cow cheese.

And not to be missed is the model train show. Clark Gardens boasts a permanent G, HO and O Scale display in the Clark Garden Depot. In addition three model train clubs from the DFW metroplex will join in the fun bringing displays of G, N, and T Trak model trains. Children and adults can ride through the park on the Choo Choo Express.    

On Saturday festival goers will be treated to a classic car show and on Sunday the children can participate in an Easter Egg Hunt.

Live music by Texas singers and songwriters will be performed on TWO stages.

Rounding out the festival are arts and crafts vendors, plant sales, clowns, pony rides, petting zoo, face painting and food vendors. Truly a family experience. This weekend get off the beaten path and make memories with your family and friends.

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