Arboretums and Botanical Gardens to Visit in Houston

When considering a vacation, or even just a day out with the family, why not consider visiting a local arboretum or botanical garden?  You can enjoy a delightful getaway with a visit to one of these beautiful gateways to all that nature has to offer.

Arboretums and botanical gardens work to promote common respect and educate with a drive towards an appreciation of the world of gardening and the insects that work to pollinate our plants and flowers. 

These nature monuments are just waiting to be discovered and welcomes all visitors for a day of tranquility, enjoying their peaceful beauty.  Make sure to check out one of the arboretums or botanical gardens listed below.

Houston Arboretum

4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77024

This 155-acre non-profit urban nature sanctuary provides education about the natural environment to people of all ages.  It plays a vital role in protecting native plants and animals in the heart of the city where development threatens their survival.

Houston Botanic Garden

1 Botanic Lane, Houston, TX 77017

Life grows here—connecting people with plants.  At the Houston Botanic Gardens, visitors commune with nature, and each other, while engaging all of their senses in a serene oasis just minutes from the city’s center.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218

The Dallas Arboretum is proud to offer the public an array of popular annual events, educational programs for children and adults, and an emphasis on family-oriented activities. Ground-breaking horticultural research conducted in our Trial Gardens continues to contribute to an important body of knowledge, both regionally and nationally.  The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden was founded upon the dreams of a few visionaries with a passion for preserving both history and nature. Though the gardens themselves are comparatively young, the work that went into creating the current gardens began long ago.

Fort Worth Botanic Gardens

3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107

Lush 110-acre garden & event venue with famed Japanese landscape, nature classes & May herb fest.  The garden was established in 1934 and is the oldest major botanic garden in Texas; it is located in the heart of the cultural district. Its most popular areas are The Fuller, Rose, and Japanese Gardens.

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