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Our Story

Max and Billie Clark portrait

Clark Gardens was founded on the blooming love story of Max and Billie Clark. When it came to their mutual love for gardens and nature, Max built anything Billie desired- She served as much of the inspiration for the gardens, lakes, pavilions, and fountains seen at Clark Gardens today.

Billie passed away in September 2012, just a few weeks short of their 62nd wedding anniversary.

Today Max continues his labor of love by working in the garden daily and carrying on what he started with his bride in 1972.

Billie left a legacy of beauty to North Texas. Clark Gardens has become an oasis to thousands year-round and is the starting point for couples as they begin their journey in marriage among the very space Max and Billie built together.