Margaret Elizabeth Jonsson Color Garden
Designed by Naud Burnett II, the 6.5-acre Margaret Elizabeth Jonsson Color Garden features large, sweeping beds of seasonal flowers and plants.
The Color Garden is home to more than 2,000 varieties of azaleas, which bloom lavishly in the spring along with daffodils and tulips. Summer brings a vibrant display of bananas and tapioca plants, while autumn ushers in brightly colored chrysanthemums. The Waterwise display, donated by Region IV of the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association, provides a location for home gardeners to learn how to install and manage a low-water landscape. The Palmer Fern Dell serves as a shady respite within the Color Garden, boasting a collection of ferns, camellias, azaleas and many other shade loving perennials and shrubs.
Spring through summer offer the best views of this garden, as we transition from pansies to tulips to summer flowers, surrounding lush, inviting green grass and set against a backdrop of cherry blossoms and crape myrtles.
A Field of Color
A Popular Gathering Spot
This garden is host to numerous private parties and weddings, as well as dozens of picnics any day that the weather cooperates.