The Evolution of the North Central Texas Native Plant Garden at Fort Worth Botanic Garden – Zach Gomez

Monday, June 12, 2017 from 6:30pm – 8pm
The Evolution of the North Central Texas Native Plant Garden at Fort Worth Botanic Garden 
Presenter: Zach Gomez, Gardener at Fort Worth Botanic Garden at Tinsley/Rock Springs Garden section
Amon G. Carter, Jr. – Downtown YMCA at 512 Lamar Street

Zach Gomez is the gardener of the Tinsley/Rock Springs Garden renovation at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Rock Springs is located on the one of the oldest city park land and is designed as a North Central Texas Native Plant Garden using primarily plants native to the Western Cross Timbers. Zach has 20 years of experience working in virtually all aspects of landscape horticulture, from retail nursery, golf operations, organic vegetable production, and landscape design and installation. Zach has been instrumental in the final design, installation, and maintenance of Rock Springs since June 2015. His favorite hobby is to spend time with his two daughters hiking and hunting for plants around the area to propagate and introduce the Garden.

Zach’s presentation will cover:

  1. Brief History of Rock Springs Woods
  2. Transformation to the Tinsley Garden
  3. The Garden Design, Renovation v. Restoration, Use of Native Plants
  4. The Future of the Tinsley Garden
  5. The current Native Forest Ecological Restoration of our South Woods and Lagoons
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