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Grapevine Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park

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A visit to the Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park in Grapevine, Texas is a quiet and serene place to enjoy. Admission and Parking are free. Open 1/2 hour after sunrise until 1/2 hour before sunset. This tree marker tells the story about the tree photographed below. In reverence, I paused to pay honor to the live Post Oak Tree since the time of the signing of the Constitution!

Never should we forget the immortal words of Alexander Hamilton, American Founding Father, American Military Officer, and Statesman. 

A Sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle,

the sustaining energy of a free government.

Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757 - July 12, 1804



In addition to a tree having a history, a tree tells time. In spring the leaves grow. In fall leaves fall to the ground. Before winter squirrels will be gathering nuts and in spring, birds will fill its branches. Rain, wind, sunshine, rising temperatures, and drought are often taken for granted to our society who has been treated to shelter and technology over time. From sundials, hour glasses, clocks, pocket watches to wrist watches, computers, and iPhone watches, people depend on knowing the time. Once upon a time, before inventors and technology, people depended on the weather. They understood the seasons by observing trees, leaves, and plants in nature.



Water features from the Morehead Branch Creek attract and supports a variety of wildlife in the Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park in Grapevine, Texas. Common wildlife in Grapevine, Flower Mound, Southlake, and other surrounding communities include:

  • Armadillos
  • Bobcat
  • Coyote
  • Opossum
  • Grey Fox
  • Skunk
  • Raccoon
  • Squirrels (3 types, Grey, Flying, and Fox)
  • A large variety of butterflies, dragonflies, birds, and snakes.

Dragonflies are fascinating to observe. They are commonly found hovering over and flying around water. Dragonflies represent different things to different people, such as:

  • Change
  • Transformation
  • Adaptability
  • Prosperity
  • Rebirth

No matter what path we take or bridges we cross, moving forward is beneficial to enjoying quality of life. Through the paths and over the bridges I walked, reflected, and observed the lush green colors of spring after all the abundance of 2024 thunderstorms and rain. Which is by the way the most rain I have experienced since moving to Texas in March 1997. Perhaps the dragonfly, representing change, the butterfly myth symbolizing the spirit's liberation, and the U.S. Constitution are right! If you are ready for a new path in your life or are thinking about moving to the DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth) area, let's talk!


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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Patricia. The current president should read the Alexander Hamilton quote and abide by it, instead of ignoring it. Enjoy your day.

May 24, 2024 03:49 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP

Wayne Martin - I hear you!

I hope you enjoy your Memorial Day weekend. 

May 24, 2024 03:51 AM
Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

Wow, very pretty!  We are lucky to have such amazing gardens like this!

May 24, 2024 04:01 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP

Michael Elliott - I feel lucky too! A breath of fresh air, serenity, beautiful plants, trees, and water features - yesterday was the perfect way to end my day after my appointment. 

May 24, 2024 04:09 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information to share with area residents and visitors.

Have a great Friday and an outstanding holiday weekend.

May 24, 2024 04:27 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP

Roy Kelley - Why fight the maddening crowds on the Interstate, roadways, and byways when you have something nice local! 

Thank you! I hope you also have a great weekend.

May 24, 2024 04:31 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Thanks for sharing, make it a great Friday and enjoy your long Holiday weekend!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

May 24, 2024 04:49 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP

Bill Salvatore - East Valley - I'm showing houses this weekend! 

I hope you will do the same. 

May 24, 2024 10:12 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Patricia,

Thank you for sharing your time visiting the  Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park in Grapevine, Texas. I can see why you found it to be a quiet and serene place to enjoy.

May 24, 2024 04:53 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP

Dorie Dillard Austin TX - it was a wonderful evening. As I strolled back towards my car, I came upon a building with people inside. As it turned out the Lions Club was having a meeting. The Lion Club Leader saw me sitting by myself with a book. He invited me in to eat dinner with them. Of course, I said, no. But he was very persuasive and insisted I come inside because they had too much food. So, I did. The dinner was great and the people were WONDERFUL!!!

May 24, 2024 10:15 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Patricia... these Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park look simply beautiful... and that tree is beyond amazing.

May 24, 2024 05:48 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP

Nina Hollander, Broker - I was humbled and had so many thoughts going through my mind as I stood behind the plaque and saw that tree. It was a patriotic moment. Truly I was amazed! 

May 24, 2024 10:16 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for sharing yet another wonderful glimpse of nature in your area. By the way, I've never seen an armadillo or bobcat in the wild. That would be neat...

Enjoy your Friday!

May 24, 2024 06:29 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Kat Palmiotti - Armadillos are very slow walkers. Although they look harmless, they can be very destructive. Last winter one burrowed under my house. I had to call the Wildlife people to trap it and then get the hole under my house fixed. That was very expensive! Plus, it took a long time to get the armadillo out and gone! 

I prefer bobcat in my yard. They are simply adorable Although many of my neighbors freak out and post on Nextdoor alarming words and they want to know how to get rid of them. I welcome them!

May 24, 2024 10:21 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Not so cool about the armadillo! How many times have you seen a bobcat, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP ?

May 25, 2024 04:34 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Patricia, These gardens are a refreshing oasis, offering tranquility, stunning plants, trees, and water features - the ideal way to spend some time, and it's all free!

May 24, 2024 07:36 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - I am glad you enjoyed them too! Oh, it made my day complete. It's a great place to get exercise and sit awhile and read a book. I LIKE that word FREE!!! It's so rare these days!

May 24, 2024 10:22 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Loved your post and three blocks from our home almost as large as this tree the neighbor spent depending on who you talk to $10-20K for cutting it down... every time I walk Holly, I call him the Murderer:)Endre

May 24, 2024 09:28 PM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP

Endre Barath, Jr. Murderer! For sure!!! That's horrible that he could be so selfish and heartless to have it cut down. The money he spent could have been used for something more practical or for a donation. But not to cut down an historic tree that has outlived many of our own ancestors! That's a crime!

May 24, 2024 10:24 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Indeed we are on the same page, sad but welcome to Los Angeles, misplaced priorities, Endre

May 24, 2024 10:26 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia I always find visits to botanical gardens very enjoyable, peaceful, and relaxing, and always look forward to them.

May 25, 2024 06:22 PM