Fort Worth's Southwest Regional Library is located at 4001 Library Lane, 6 blocks north of Interstate 20 at the corner of South Hulen and Briarhaven. The Demo Garden is located on the southwest corner of the property.
The garden was established in 1997 with a landscape design by Native Plant Society of Texas, North Central Chapter member, Jim Leavy. In 2004, the Fort Worth Garden Club awarded it the "Fort Worth Beautiful Special Award". It is also a Monarch Waystation.
The demonstration garden is currently maintained by members of the Tarrant County Master Gardener Association, Cross Timbers Master Naturalists, and the North Central Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas for the purpose of educating the public about native plants that can be used in the urban landscape.
In February, 2017 the Demo Garden Team took on the additional task of expanding the native plant project to include all of the flower beds surrounding the Library. This addition was made possible with funding from the North Central Native Plant Society of Texas.