Gardening Classes

Welcome to the City of Grand Prairie Parks and Recreation’s gardening resources hub! Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, we’ve got you covered with a treasure trove of downloadable content. Explore tips and insights on spring and fall gardens, delve into the world of organic gardening, discover the beauty of native plants, and unlock the secrets of captivating landscape design. Our downloadable resources are here to help you create and maintain a flourishing garden, offering valuable information and inspiration for every season and style. Dive in and let your gardening journey begin!

Let's get growing

Susan Henson’s show, “Let’s Get Growing,” takes the mystery out of the to-do lists for your landscape. The show addresses monthly tasks and how to perform them properly in your yard and garden. The show also has short demonstrations on container planting, pruning and other gardening issues.

Watch past episodes on GPTV’s YouTube channel

Need More Gardening Tips?

Whether you’re a seasoned green thumb or just getting started, our gardening resources are here to assist you. We’ve compiled a list of external links to trusted sources like Aggie Horticulture, Earth Kind Gardening, and Plants and Info for North Texas. Whether you’re looking for advice on trees, home gardening, or specific plant care, these links are your gateway to cultivating a flourishing garden right in your own backyard.

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Parks Services | Paula Elliot
400 College St. | Grand Prairie, Texas 75050

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These are communities that have made the commitment to invest in their trees. They are fulfilling the four standards set forth by the Tree City USA program and are reaping the benefits. The City of Grand Prairie has had the Tree City USA designation for 36 years!

Every community, regardless of size, benefits in different ways from being a Tree City USA . Reports of these benefits have reached The National Arbor Day Foundation through the years and are summarized below in six general categories: Framework for Action, Education, Public Image, Citizen Pride, Financial Assistance, and Publicity.

To qualify for Tree City USA, a town or city must meet four standards established by The National Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters. These standards were established to ensure that every qualifying community would have a viable tree Management plan and program. It is important to note that they were also designed so that no community would be excluded because of size.