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Address: 2900 Raguet St, Nacogdoches, TX 75962
Phone Number: 936-468-3705
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This 40-acre garden on the SFA Campus is a unique mixture of uplands, mesic...

This 40-acre garden on the SFA Campus is a unique mixture of uplands, mesic mid-slopes and wet creek bottoms. The Tucker House serves as the central feature of the property, which is surrounded by two miles of accessible trails through native forest and diverse gardens. Located at 2900 Raguet Street.

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...just us and the ebony jewel winged damselflies flitting among us with black velvet wings and emerald waistcoats. There was a beautiful creek and native plants. We even... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

...just us and the ebony jewel winged damselflies flitting among us with black velvet wings and emerald waistcoats. There was a beautiful creek and native plants. We even spotted a shy green heron. Heaven!

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Whitehouse, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Even on a hot July day, the trails offered enough shade to make this an enjoyable stop. Most of plants are marked and identified making it easy to see what native plants do well in East Texas. Buildings were not open (it was a Saturday) but park trails were waiting to be walked! I suspect this is one place that... More 

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

A lovely walking trail. Lush and tranquil. Definitely a place to spend some time when wanting to get out in nature without having to drive out of town.

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I spent an hour one afternoon exploring the nature trails at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center. The trails are easy to navigate and relatively flat. Maps are available at the trail entrance. One of the paths had standing water due to an over-abundance of rain in the area recently. It is a natural area so downed trees are not removed,... More 

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I love walking these trails and reading the information along the way. Last time I was here, I saw a deer. The SFA plant sales in the fall and spring are so interesting to attend at this location. I believe the education center is now solar powered, too. A new park is in the process of being added. The Deep... More 

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Timpson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

The trails are a gem in side the city, the variety of plants is great and the trails are very well taken care of. I wish I lived closer I would make them a part of my daily workout Nacogdoches was voted Garden City of Texas in 2014. Good Job Nac!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This is a great foot trail through the pine woods. The university forestry dept. has labeled various trees, something we found interesting. You can choose shorter or longer trails to explore, good maps posted.

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Houston TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

This place is a wonderful asset for the City of Nacogdoches. There are native plant demonstration gardens planted around the old Tucker home, which is set on a beautiful, wooded 40-acre property. There are also two miles of well-maintained, paved trails on the property, which is bordered by a creek. It's a very good place to take a walk and... More 

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