Experience peace, serenity and beauty at Houston Botanic Garden

Located in southeast Houston, and a 20-minute drive from Downtown, the Houston Botanic Garden features 132 acres of horticultural displays, natural ecosystems, walking trails, and hundreds of plant species from around the world. With 2.5 miles of walking trails and 2 miles of waterfront, the Garden is an awe-inspiring place to explore.

History of Houston Botanic Garden

Constructed in 2002, the Houston Botanic Garden is a nonprofit organization whose vision was to bring a hidden gem to life. The Garden’s opening is the first of several planned openings that will happen in phases over the next 30 years. Houston Botanic Garden Mission Statement: Enriching life through discovery, education, and the conservation of plants and the natural environment.

Garden Segments

Centered on a 70-acre island carved by Sims Bayou, there are several segments of the Garden for visitors to check out. 

Culinary Garden: Symbolizing the multicultural diversity of Houston’s restaurant scene, the Culinary Garden is particularly inspiring because, in theory, the garden is full of plants that you could grow in your own very home.

The Global Collection Garden: Featuring approximately 350 different subtropical and arid species of plants, the Global Collection Garden offers a unique opportunity for visitors to view plants from all over the world.

The Susan Garver Family Discovery Garden: Arguably the most kid-friendly segment of the Garden, the Susan Garver Family Discovery Garden includes a boardwalk maze and water play area, perfect for a warm day.

The Woodland Glade: Known as the Garden’s most famous and shady segment, the Woodland Glade is a frequented and popular location for weddings and other outdoor events.

Open Season at the Garden

The Garden hosts a series of seasonal openings with special education opportunities to showcase the cultural richness and biodiversity of Houston. 

Mark your calendars

Celebrating Latin America: September 18, 19, and 20.

Celebrating Asia: October 2, 3, and 4.

Celebrating Africa: October 16, 17, and 18.

Celebrating the Mediterranean: October 30, 31, and November 1.

Attending the Garden 

The Houston Botanic Garden has a low cost of entry and those wishing to visit the Garden can purchase tickets ranging in price from $15 to $12.50 for adults and $10 to $8 for children.

Love the Garden? Become a member! If you inevitably end up falling in love with the Garden and are a Houston local, the Garden offers a membership that boasts a range of exclusive member benefits, one of which includes free general admission to the Garden.

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