Molly Hollar Wildscape
Ever find yourself wondering what species of plants would thrive best in our hot Texas climate? Asking yourself which plants are considered “native” to our region or how to attract the most beneficial wildlife and insects to your garden?
Then let us suggest you bookmark the Molly Hollar Wildscape website and add it to your list of favorites. The mission of the Molly Hollar Wildscape is to educate the community to use native plants to conserve resources, attract wildlife and connect with nature.
Members of Arlington Conservation Council and the Arlington Organic Garden Club founded the Molly Hollar Wildscape on half an acre in 1994 to trumpet ecosystem preservation and the benefits of native plants. Tucked away at Veterans Park, the wildscape serves as a living lab, the natural elements providing a backdrop for programs and tours.
Through Walk on the Wild Side, students receive the opportunity to learn about the Eastern Cross Timbers and native plants, see butterflies emerging from their pupae and mosquito larvae swimming in magnified containers and learn how to identify bird songs in a small group setting. Other visitors often stop by and volunteers are often utilized to assist with wildscape maintenance projects.
From annual native plant sales to local volunteer opportunities, the wildscape offers an array of options for beginner to advanced gardeners and nature enthusiasts.