SmartScape® Garden

Ruthie Brock Reading Garden

Ruthie Brock Reading Garden

The City of Arlington is proud to present the Southwest Branch Library SmartScape® Garden, a low water use alternative garden with plants and turf. This garden will provide a long-lasting public education showcase for Texas SmartScape® and water conservation concepts. These interactive demonstration gardens were created through the cooperation of Arlington Water Utilities and the Parks and Recreation Department to showcase an example of water efficient irrigation and landscaping practices.

Both the Prairie Garden and the Ruthie Brock Reading Garden are part of the SmartScape® Demonstration Gardens. Enjoy our gardens as a place to read and relax or stroll and get ideas for your home landscape. A good book and a garden—what could be better?

Maps and Plant Lists

Prairie Garden

Prairie Garden

Interactive Garden Maps
Prairie Garden Map PDF, 244 KB
Prairie Garden Plant List PDF, 53 KB
Ruthie Brock Reading Garden Map PDF, 238 KB
Ruthie Brock Reading Garden Plant List PDF, 55 KB