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In the Garden

a serene oasis central to greater Houston

Houston Botanic Garden will support a greater mission of conserving the diversity of plants from Houston and around the globe that will inspire appreciation of our precious natural world through educational and engaging programming. When complete, the Garden will draw visitors from around the world to Houston, and will serve as a rich asset for the neighboring community.

In the Garden, visitors will find beauty and serenity, celebrate memorable events, and discover opportunities for healthy living.

· Being outdoors in tranquil gardens like the Oasis in the Global Collection Garden will improve physical and mental health.
· Communal spaces like the Pine Grove will bring people together for fun and celebration.
· Lifestyle classes will promote healthy eating, exercise, art, mindfulness, and more.
· Visitors will enjoy an 11-acre pre-ticket area featuring the Botanic Boulevard, Picnic Grove, and Stormwater Wetlands Garden.

In the Garden, attendees of all ages will deepen their understanding of plants and nature.

· Partnerships with green groups and institutions like Texas A&M AgriLife will share expertise on plants and ecosystems with visitors.
· Children will participate in TEKS correlated hands-on activities that will bring science to life in the Garden's outdoor classrooms.
· Home gardeners will learn about new plants and gardening techniques.

In the Garden, we will study what grows in Houston and help preserve the world's biodiversity.

· Collection gardens, such as the Global Collection Garden, will aid in preserving global biodiversity.
· Sustainable practices and instruction will promote increased awareness of environmental stewardship.
· Research conducted in the Garden will contribute to botany, horticulture, and environmental science.

Developing the Garden in stages over several years

Phase I - Coming 2020

Phase I prioritizes essential elements needed to open a beautiful botanic garden and the infrastructure to support future phases. Display and collection gardens, like the Global Collection Garden, will allow visitors to admire the beauty of a blossom and the grandeur of an oak. Natural ecosystem gardens, like the Stormwater Wetlands Garden and Coastal Prairie Garden, will exhibit a remarkably diverse confluence of ecoregions occurring in Houston. Gathering spaces throughout the Garden will bring together families, friends, and the community to celebrate events and enjoy the outdoors.

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Houston Botanic Garden
8205 N. Bayou Drive
Houston, Texas 77017