Garden

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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 world, and inspire appreciation of our precious natural world through educational and engaging programming. When complete, the garden will draw visitors 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 improves physical and mental health
· Communal spaces bring people together for fun and celebration
· Lifestyle classes promote healthy eating, movement and exercise, art, mindfulness, and more
· The Garden will have an 11-acre pre-ticket area for visitors to enjoy, featuring the Botanic Boulevard, Picnic Grove and Stormwater Detention Wetlands Exhibit.

In the Garden, all of us, from children to seniors, will deepen our understanding of plants and nature

· Partnerships with green groups and educational institutions bring together expertise from across Houston
on plants and ecosystems to share with visitors
· Hands-on experiences in outdoor classrooms make science real for school children
· Home gardeners 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 help preserve global biodiversity
· Sustainable practices and instruction promote environmental stewardship
· Research efforts contribute to botany, horticulture, and environmental science

Phase 1 - Coming 2020

developing the garden in stages over several years

Recognizing the opportunity to begin construction soon, Phase 1 prioritizes essential elements needed to open a beautiful botanic garden and the infrastructure to support future phases. Display and collection gardens will allow visitors to admire the beauty of a blossom and the grandeur of an oak. Natural ecosystem gardens will exhibit a remarkably diverse confluence of ecoregions occurring in Houston. Gathering spaces will bring together families, friends and the community to celebrate events and enjoy the outdoors.

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