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Clark Gardens mission is to inspire and demonstrate the many rich horticulture and nature-based possibilities of North Texas to tourists and residents alike.
Your generous donations and continued support to Clark Gardens gives us support to continue providing the very best visitor experience and outdoor education to our community. Your gift is 100% tax deductible and will provide funds for programs, plants and ongoing operations. Your support is critical to our success.
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2023 Annual Fundraising Campaign Newsletter
Open Letter from the Director
As Max and Billie Clark built the garden, they poured their hearts, souls, and money into the endeavor. Their legacy is an inspirational botanical garden. For the past 18 years guests have come to relax, take in nature and leave their hectic lives behind them, if just for a while. Our guests come from all walks of life and from all over the world and have described the garden as peaceful, tranquil, and beautiful.
But, now, the long-term economic sustainability of the garden is at risk.
Managing a privately funded garden is very challenging. We rely on donors, members, and grants to provide the funding for the garden along with our earned income from events, admissions, and sales. Clark Gardens does not receive government funding-not from the county, city or state.
We can't do this alone. Here is how you can help.
Membership! Members allow the garden to fulfill its mission. They inspire us. They push us to be better. Individual members spread the word about the garden increasing visitation. Membership has benefits for members too. Members may enjoy the garden year-round, admission free (even in off season); they are included in exclusive members-only events, and they may enjoy perks at over 250 other botanical gardens. But, most importantly our members share with us a mutual commitment to the garden, striving to see the garden as a lasting institution for generations to come. See membership details/Become a member
Volunteers! The future of the garden is dependent on increasing the number of volunteers. In the past ten years, we have cut our staff by half due to economic constraints. We need volunteers who love roses, daylilies or irises to help maintain our collections. We need youth groups, scouting groups, and community organizations to volunteer their time maintaining specific areas of the garden. There are many volunteer opportunities: working in the gift shop, helping with the education program, driving cart tours, or running the trains. If you have as little as 4 hours a week, we can use your help. More volunteer information and application form
Donors! Our earned income makes up about 1/3 of the revenue needed to maintain the gardens. The other 2/3's must come from donors—individuals, community groups, foundations, and grants. If you are interested in seeing the garden continue to thrive, please consider donating. Donations may be designated to a particular project, or an area of the garden may be named in honor of a loved one. You may donate directly to the education fund. Purchase a bench or a tree to honor a milestone birthday or the birth of a new grandbaby.
In closing, I ask that you consider donating your time or financial resources to the gardens. Purchase a membership and become part of the Clark Gardens family. We need your support. Our long-term financial sustainability depends on it.
Carol Clark Montgomery
Clark Gardens Is Grateful for Every Contribution
|ANNUAL GIVING is the lifeblood of the garden. By giving to the annual fund you touch all aspects of the garden. You help maintain the trains, fountains, infrastructure and horticultural displays.
|PLANNED GIVING gifts help ensure the long term financial security of the garden. Consider making plans to give to the gardens beyond your lifetime. Contact us for more planned giving information: 940-682-4856
|Your donation to the MAX E. CLARK EDUCATION FUND allows the garden to offer quality education programs to area school children. Children in Palo Pinto County and Parker County benefit through either no cost or low cost programs. Currently programs include: pollinators, the impact of trees on our environment, Texas history and ecosystems.
|Through our CELEBRATIONS, MEMORIALS & TRIBUTES program you may honor a loved one with a tribute tree, bench or naming rights to an area in the garden. These gifts may honor a loved one, or recognize a birth or marriage, or be special recognition such as to commemorate a colleague's retirement, or a way to promote your business. These are fully tax-deductible. Multiple donors (family, friends, co-workers) may contribute through honorary and memorial funds. See details about this program.