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Friends of Irving Gardens

Welcome to Friends of Irving Gardens, also known as FIG!

This is a group for garden lovers and pollinator promoters in Irving, Texas. Since August of 2020, FIG volunteers have worked on restoring the Butterfly Garden at Birds Fort Trail located at 5756 Riverside Dr. in Irving, TX 75039.

The garden includes carefully selected host plants and trees to attract Tiger Swallowtail and Monarch butterflies. Native plants in the garden support native bees and other important pollinators.

FIG invites you to explore the Butterfly Garden as a learning resource for biodiversity, gardening, preservation and enjoyment of nature. 

To view map with dropped pin of Butterfly Garden: Click here.

View ICTN's coverage of the FIG event "Monarch Meet" held in September of 2021 here:

Feel free to contact us for suggestions and / or donate. We look forward to hearing from you!

Native Gardening

Posted on: March 8, 2022 on the City of Irving website: 


The City of Irving joined hundreds of cities across the U.S. in support of the monarch butterfly and other pollinators, whose populations have declined, by signing the National Wildlife Federation’s Mayors’ Monarch Pledge in March 2022. Irving supports a healthy environment for the community and wildlife.


  • Bees are the best known pollinators.

  • Others include butterflies, birds and hummingbirds.

  • Seventy five percent of the crop plants grown worldwide for food, fiber, beverages, condiments, spices and medicines depend on pollinators. These agricultural products make a significant contribution to health and the economy. Pollinators are essential to sustaining plants and wildlife, helping to restore the environment.


  • Plant for wildlife. Provide food (plants),cover, places to raise young and access to water year-round. Use sustainable gardening practices.

  • Register (optional) the outdoor space for certification as a Wildlife Habitat. This registration is only available through the NWF and is independent of the city. Visit to learn more. Fee(s) will apply for the NWF certification.

  • Spread the word! Educate others about he benefits of planting for pollinators and other wildlife.


How to "Native" Garden

To learn more about native plant and tree choices for your garden, click here.

Plants in the Garden

To learn more about the various plants and trees you will find at the Butterfly Garden, click here.

Wildlife in the Garden

To learn more about the birds, insects, and various pollinators you will find at the Butterfly Garden, click here.

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