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Cultivate a sense of community.
Encourage one another. 
Develop green thumbs.

Beautify the community. 
Nurture the landscape.

Attract pollinators. 
Feed families. 
Raise future gardeners. 
Promote Farmers Branch.


The Cultivators of Farmers Branch are looking for people who have an interest in the greener side of the community.

There are many opportunities to volunteer within the Parks Department for individuals, youth groups, work groups, church groups and families. Commitments can be short term or long term projects. You can bring your unique talents or simply your enthusiasm to contribute to the community. Being a Cultivator has many benefits and rewards. You will gain hands-on experience, support community programs and meet new friends with a similar passion for the City in a Park.


The Rose Gardens of Farmers Branch

The Rose Gardens of Farmers Branch are growing and blooming. Currently, there are four large established gardens around City Hall to enjoy and explore. There are over 500 different cultivars, eight different rose trials on seven acres.

Stopping and smelling the roses is easy while:

  • Adopting a rose bed
  • Seasonal pruning
  • Evaluating the roses

Farmers Branch Community Garden

The Farmers Branch Community Garden is committed to nurturing the earth through sustainable gardening while growing healthy food for both the family and the community through Metrocrest Social Services. The garden is at Chapel Hill UMC, 12411 Templeton Trail.

Community Garden opportunities exist to:

  • Garden a plot
  • Assist with harvesting
  • Master gardener project
  • Community service

John F. Burke Nature Preserve

John F. Burke Nature Preserve, located at 1111 Valley View Lane, is a 104-acre unique ecosystem of upland forests and wetlands along the Elm Fork of the Trinity River.

There are needs for:

  • Quarterly cleanups
  • Trail maintenance

Pollinator Gardens

Pollinators are critical to future landscapes. The need to establish desirable landscapes is pressing as is education for the homeowner.

There are needs for:

  • Planting new areas
  • Garden maintenance

Special Projects

  • Boy Scouts
  • Girl Scouts
  • Group workdays
  • Community service

At-Home Crafts

Add some green and crafts to your social distancing routine! We have some easy at-home projects anyone can do:

Make a Leaf Banner

Grow a Pizza Garden

Create a May Basket

Get Involved

Are you interested in cultivating your community?

Find out opportunities by filling out a form >>>

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