Thursday, March 23, 2023

Senior Center to host Smartscape Seminars at The Marq Southlake

The Southlake Senior Activity Center is proud to host two Smartscape Seminars, presented by Master Gardeners in partnership with the City of Southlake.

  • Intro to Smartscape: March 28 at 1:00 PM
    • Go beyond the basics of landscaping by learning design and care that are “Smart” for North Central Texas. Learn about the website,, which has a wonderfully deep search engine for native and adaptive plants of North Texas. Learn about Smartscaping and explore the website.
  • Sun vs. Shade Plant Selection: April 25 at 1:00 PM
    • Have a tree filling in and shading out the grass underneath? Learn how to determine the amount of sunlight in an area in the landscape and what plant selections are best for sunny areas.

For more information on the Smartscape Seminars or other events and activities at the Senior Activity Center, visit or call us at 817-748-8315.

Southlake Garden Tour

Be sure to mark April 28th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on your calendars for this year’s Southlake Garden Tour.  The tour is presented by the Perennial Garden Society of Southlake.

For 2013, the Southlake Garden Tour selected six beautiful gardens showcasing a variety of landscapes and gardening styles. During the tour you will discover outstanding examples of unique and inspirational garden designs at each of the six garden stops.


The Gardens

 The Bredenberg Garden  –  Hill Country aesthetics in combination with sustainable practices

225 E Bob Jones Rd

The Chambers Garden  –  Shaded understory haven for perennials and pathways

107 Wilmington Ct

The Foster Garden  –  English gardens with a Texas accent

1305 Wakefield Ct

The King Garden –  Entertaining paradise surrounded by tropical color

710 Deer Hollow Rd

The Northcutt Garden  Finding beauty in objects that are often overlooked

1750 Hunters Creek

The Stone Garden  –  A multi-generational garden for the entire family

1502 Irion Ct

Demonstrations and Displays

In addition to an opportunity to view some of the premier gardens in Southlake, the Southlake Garden Tour traditionally strives to provide tour participants with information and understanding of responsible gardening related practices.  To achieve this goal, Tarrant County Master Gardeners will be in each garden to answer questions.  Experts on related topics such as mosquito prevention and control, water conservation, pond management, tree selection and care will also be on hand.  Radio personality Marilyn Simmons will be available to address visitors questions on square foot gardening.

City of Southlake Emergency Management Coordinator Kyle Taylor will also be at the Garden Tour distributing important West Nile Virus preparedness and prevention information.  The West Nile Virus tent will be located in the front yard at 710 Deer Hollow Blvd and will be open from 10 a.m.  to 4 p.m.  For more information about the West Nile Virus and how to Fight the Bite, please visit  

For more information, contact Beckie Underwood at 817-488-6689 or