Grapevine Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park

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United States of America - Texas - Grapevine

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BGCI Member: No

About the Grapevine Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park

Heritage Park was the first park established by the Parks Department in 1938. A community park with 2 play structures, basketball, tennis courts, and a large lawn, Heritage Park is a favorite among residents.

The Botanical Gardens were added in phases starting in 2000 after Mayor Pro Tem, C. Shane Wilbanks visited Botanica in Wichita, Kansas. After Mrs. Bessie Mitchell passed away, the City of Grapevine purchased an additional 2.5 acres just south of the park. The Garden has been evolving since.

Main Address:
Grapevine Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park
411 Ball Street
Mailing: P.O. Box 95104
Texas 76099 United States of America

Telephone: (817) 410-3347
Fax: 817-410-3051
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Kevin R. Mitchell, Assistant Parks Director/Horticulturist
    Curator's Name: Lisa Adams Grove, Gardener/Horticulturist
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 2
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: Yes
  • Date founded: 2000
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 1 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 4 Hectares
  • Total Area: 5 Hectares
    Latitude: 32.9378130
    Longitude: -97.0836829
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: The Bessie Mitchell Center Julie's Garden Ed and Edith Pewitt Education Pavilion Kitchen Garden Butterfly Garden Koi Ponds Compost Corral

Features and Facilities

  • Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Volunteers: 60

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 500
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 450
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Education: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes