The FWGC organized in 1926, with the expressed purpose:

to cultivate a broader knowledge of gardening, horticulture and design
to advocate for the protection of the environment
to support the Fort Worth Botanic Garden

The Arbor Day Tree Giveaway is a project created in 2014 by the Fort Worth Garden Club Environmental Advocacy Committee.  The giveaway is held in the Fall since Arbor Day is celebrated in November in Texas.  Plus, this is a great time to plant trees in our area!

Over the last 7 years, the Garden Club dedicated a portion of its budget to purchase and distribute 100 – 200 trees each year.   As of 2020, the Club has provided a total of 1,000 tree seedlings to the residents of Fort Worth.

The challenges of COVID in 2020 challenged us to be creative.   We used two locations to safely distribute with masks and social distancing as recipients used drive through lanes!

A new challenge presented itself this year with the unexpected freeze in February causing many nurseries to lose a lot of their stock.   However, a nursery was found, with viable stock, and 200 tree seedlings, Redbud, Red Oak and Vitex, were ordered.

The Fort Worth Garden Club will continue to celebrate Arbor Day in Texas in 2021!  The distribution of the seedlings to the residents of Fort Worth will be in October (location is pending.)  We will also provide education about the benefits of trees in the home landscape, neighborhoods, and Fort Worth! 

The 2021 Tree Give-away was at two Fort Worth library locations on Saturday, November 6 (the day after TX Arbor Day)  from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. Each location at 25 Eastern Redbuds, 25 Vitexes and 50 TX Red Oaks. On Sunday morning the members went to the Fort Worth Botanical Garden and gave away the trees that were left over from the two libraries give away. Total of 200 trees with tree planting and care brochures were given away.

  • Golden Triangle Library, 4264 Golden Triangle
  • Reby Cary Youth Library, 3851 E. Lancaster

Garden Club members distributed trees at all three locations.