Sibley Nature Center Youth and Family Garden

Grow your love of Nature

The Sibley Garden is the place to get your hands dirty exploring the plant life of West Texas. The Garden hosts Homeschool Programs, volunteer workdays, youth programs, and Programs for beginner gardeners in Midland Texas. The Garden is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Pop in to say hello or to ask how you can get involved. 

Gardening 101

Gardening in West Texas can be a wild ride, especially when you are coming from the east. There is much less water available here in West Texas, as well as weather that can be a bit irregular, but that doesn't mean you can't have a beautiful garden. You just need to re-think what a garden is. These Monthly classes will bring you up to speed on the tips and tricks you will need to make plants bloom in this dry land. These programs happen on the first Saturday of each month from 10:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

February 17th: Composting

10:00 a.m - 11:30 a.m. in the Sibley Youth and Family Garden

Planting Season is fast approaching, and we at Sibley are here to help you make the best of it. New to gardening? New to West Texas? No problem. From vegetables and landscaping, to building beds and keeping them watered, we will give you the tools and the tricks you need to help your spring garden grow.

This is a free* public program geared towards adults, but families and children are welcome.

*$5.00 Suggested Donation

All proceeds go to the care and maintenance of the garden.


The Best way to learn more about our garden is to volunteer!  No previous gardening experience required. Just show up with a smile, and we will take care of the rest. There are weeds to eradicate, new plants to plant, trees to trim, and plenty of fun to have. You can call Sarah at (432) 684-6827 or e-mail her at to let us know you are coming.

We can't wait to see you out at the Garden!

Garden Explorers

Calling all 3rd - 5th graders! Garden explorers is an outdoor learning experience for students interested in gardening. We have our very own raised bed to grow our own food, tools to work the soil, and a large garden area to explore! Join us on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 10 A.M. - 12 P.M.

March 17th: Spring Planting

Spring has sprung, and it's time to get planting. This month we will be working in our very own garden bed. Explorers will prepare the soil, choose the fruits and/or vegetables we want to grow, and plant them. 

This will be an outdoor exploration for 3rd - 5th grade students. Students should come with water and weather appropriate clothing. Tools and supervision will be provided.

General Fee: $8                                Member Fee: $5

Register here!