A new family-friendly attraction is coming to Houston this fall, and it will offer a chance to enjoy some outdoor fun! The Houston Botanic Garden will boast over 130 acres of natural space, giving visitors the chance to enjoy some nature right here in our city.
Still under construction at this time, the Houston Botanic Garden will open near the Hobby area this fall, bringing to the city a huge living collection of plants. Think of it as a museum for plants. There will be plants from all over the world for visitors to admire and learn about.
Here are a few things visitors can look forward to when they have the chance to visit the Houston Botanic Garden later this year:
- A beautiful tree-lined drive entrance that immediately makes visitors feel like they’re away from the “concrete jungle” of the city
- A Picnic Grove with preserved oak trees
- An aquatic garden with a fountain
- A huge Global Collection Garden with plants from around the world, including the Mediterranean, Asia, and more
- A Culinary Garden showcasing a variety of edible plants that can be grown locally
- A Community Garden where anyone can volunteer and learn from experts
- Fun, hands-on exhibits for kids
- Walking trails where visitors can experience nature
- Indoor and outdoor spaces for celebrations, meetings, and more
Given the current pandemic, the Houston Botanic Garden is exactly what our city could use right now — an outdoor space where Houstonians can rediscover nature while staying safe and socially distant.
The Houston Botanic Garden will be located off of Park Place Boulevard a little east of I-45, across from Park Place Elementary, in what used to be the Glenbrook Golf Course.