About the Gardens

The City of McKinney and the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Urban Solutions Center have designed and planted the McKinney Green Gardens, a landscape water conservation demonstration at Gabe Nesbitt Park. The McKinney Green Gardens will help educate children, homeowners, developers and landscapers about water conservation practices by illustrating how a water conservation landscape can be beautiful and water-saving at the same time.

The one-acre McKinney Green Gardens will illustrate the practices of planning and design, proper plant selection, irrigation efficiency, new technologies and landscape best management practices.

With this installation, the City of McKinney shows a dedication to conserving our natural resources, to educating the public on conservation practices, and to creating beautiful outdoor spaces for all to enjoy. McKinney Green Gardens is a one-of-a-kind demonstration. This garden leads by example, using resource efficient plants, highly efficient irrigation systems and best garden practices for Texas, while showcasing a garden aesthetic that uses ecologically sensitive green design.

Six landscape areas represent the following landscape concepts: cottage, butterfly, wildlife, rock, serenity moon and native plants. Nine different turfgrasses will separate each landscaped area. These will include: Crowne, Palisades, Cavalier and Zorro Zoysiagrasses, Buffalograss, Premier Bermudagrass, St. Augustinegrass, Tall Fescue and Tifton 10. Each landscaped area is connected by meandering paths, all leading to a central gathering place.

McKinney Green Gardens Sponsor List

  • ALS Landscape Ink
  • Ball Horticultural Company
  • Blue Moon Farms
  • City of McKinney Mayor and Council
  • City of McKinney Public Works - Water Department
  • City of McKinney Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department
  • City of Plano
  • Collin County Community Supervision and Corrections Department
  • Collin County Master Gardeners
  • Complete Landsculpture
  • Covington's Nursery Landscape Co.
  • Dallas Irrigation Association
  • Ewing Irrigation
  • Green Lake Nursery
  • Hadden Landscaping
  • Hunter Industries Inc.
  • inCon-trol Corporation
  • JBS Express, Inc.
  • Kennedy Arbor
  • King Ranch Turfgrass
  • Lattimore Materials Company
  • Living Earth
  • Longhorn Irrigation Supply
  • McKinney Pipe & Steel
  • Netafim
  • Noveau Construction
  • Plano Pure Products
  • Professional Turf Products
  • Richard Jinks, Inc.
  • Shades of Green
  • Skinner Nurseries
  • Soil Building Systems
  • Solomon Colors, Inc.
  • Southwest Wholesale Nursery
  • Tawakoni Plant Farm
  • The Other Side Landscaping
  • The Toro Company
  • Trinity Turf
  • Weathermatic
  • Y-C Nurseries
  • Special thanks to:
    • Byron Beall
    • Todd Bell
    • Theunis Devilliers
    • Michael Famigletti
    • Sparkle Harris
    • Deville Hubbard
    • Tamaron Hunt
    • Blake McMillin
    • Austin Smith
    • Richard Szecsy
    • David Waidler
    • Clint Wolfe
    • Dotty Woodson