Restoring A Native Grassland

Our drought-hardy savanna – previously a parking area – is planted with a mix of native Texas grasses and wildflowers. These plant species thrive in ecoregions such as the Edwards Plateau, with limited tree cover and plenty of direct sunlight. The area’s thin soils and dry climate also favor the savanna ecosystem, although heavily wooded areas do exist in riparian zones along the Edwards Plateau’s waterways and springs.

New Braunfels sits on the border between two distinct ecoregions. The Edwards Plateau to the west is characterized by thin soils and savannas that are home to short grasses and scattered trees. To the east, the deep, rich soils of the Blackland Prairies support taller grasses and a wider range of agricultural uses.