All aboard! Clark Gardens Botanical Park’s fall opening will be celebrated with model train show.

Updated: Aug 18


Judy Valentine/photo

Special to Beneath the Surface News


The trains are coming back to Clark Gardens Botanical Park from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4, with plenty of fun for the whole family.


Inside the East Tent, the North Texas Garden Railroad Club and North Texas T-Trak Modular Railroad Club will display loads of track with different loops and auto switching displays.

A crowd favorite, Choo Choo Express, will be back to offer trackless train rides through the gardens and there will be face painting and cool treats on both days.


Ticket prices are $9 for adults, $7 for seniors 65 and older and $5 for kids (4-12). Children

3 and under get in for free.


Clark Gardens Members receive free admission by showing their membership card. No free passes or reciprocal memberships will be honored at this event.

Being raised by a father that worked as a train engineer, this event holds a special place in garden founder, Max Clark’s heart. Mr. Clark’s passion for trains led to Clark Gardens very own G-Scale train station - The Clark Station.


Clark Gardens will open daily for the fall season on Sept. 2.