Garden Capital of Texas

Nacogdoches is the Garden Capital of Texas and has many acres of beautiful gardens to explore.
Nacogdoches takes its title as the Garden Capital of Texas seriously. With hundreds of thousands of colorful flowers, towering trees, and ornamental shrubs, the beauty is endless in this town.

Gayla Mize Garden
Gayla Mize Garden

East of University Dr. between Starr Ave. and College St., 936/468-4129
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Meandering trails weave through high pine canopy and an extensive collection of ornamental shrubs and trees, notably deciduous azaleas, hydrangeas and camellias. Savor a stroll in the seven-course labyrinth. 

Jim and Beth Kingham Children’s Garden
806 East College St., 936/468-4129
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The Jim & Beth Kingham Children’s Garden was established with community support to create a tranquil and beautiful outdoor space for learning. There are many facets within this garden, but the crown jewel is our Timber Frame Pavilion built in 1998 by the Timber Framers Guild of North America. The Jim & Beth Kingham Children’s Garden is a popular place on campus for picnics and studying, and it welcomes approximately 3,000 children each April for the Bugs, Bees, Butterflies and Blossoms Festival. This garden is named in honor of Jim and Beth Kingham, enthusiastic supporters of SFA and the Nacogdoches community.

Jimmy Hinds Park
Austin Street between Raguet Street and University Drive, 936/468-4129
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Dedicated to the first agriculture professor at SFA, this garden features an extensive muscadine collection and “Tree Henge,” a mysterious circle of weeping bald cypress trees.

Mast Arboretum
Mast Arboretum
1924 Wilson Dr., 936/468-4129
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The first arboretum at a university in Texas, this garden spills over 10 acres and lies along the Lanana Creek Trail. Enjoy the wide diversity of plant life, including rare trees, shrubs, vines and perennials. Don’t miss the Monarch Waystation at the Jim and Beth Kingham Children’s Garden. 

Nacogdoches County Master Gardeners Demo Garden
Main St. and University Dr.
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This 7.3-acre teaching garden includes a butterfly garden, bulb garden and large vegetable garden.

Pineywoods Native Plant Center
2900 Raguet St., 936/468-4129
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Two miles of accessible trails wind through these lovely gardens, a wonderful place for bird and wildlife viewing. Center grounds contain hundreds of species — pines, hardwoods, ferns and flowering plants and a unique collection of native East Texas plants in the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Demonstration Gardens.

Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden
West of University Dr. between Starr Ave. and College St., 936/468-1832
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The largest azalea garden in Texas features more than 7,000 azaleas and is the centerpiece of Nacogdoches’ annual Azalea Trail with 1.25 miles of accessible trails.

The Plantery
1924 Wilson Drive, 936/468-7850
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The Plantery is an interactive garden that provides hands-on experience for students at SFA. Come learn something new by visiting our micro-farm Sprout, the plant production facilities, and teaching gardens.

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Chamber Directory & Map
These premier Chamber publications are widely distributed throughout Nacogdoches County and beyond!
© Copyright 2005-2020 Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce. All rights reserved.
2516 North St., Nacogdoches, Texas 75965 • (936) 560-5533
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