Programs

Spring 2020 Pilot Programs

Registration required for all programs. REGISTER ONLINE


Story Time & Family Garden Stroll

Second Tuesday of the Month
March 10, April 14, May 12
10:00–11:30 a.m.

Designed for children up to 5 years, with parents/caregivers

Join us in the Garden for lively readings of nature-themed stories, a creative activity, and a docent-led garden walk that will help bring the stories to life.


Wellness Walk
Led by Laura Conely, founder of Urban Paths

Saturday, February 22
9:00–11:00 a.m.

Take a free walk through the Susan Garver Family Discovery Garden and discover the physical and mental health benefits of time spent in nature.


Landscape Photography Workshop
Co-presented by Houston Center for Photography

Saturday, February 22
12:00–2:00 p.m.

Open to teens and adults 16 years and older

Cost: $20 (scholarships available)

Explore the landscape of the Houston Botanic Garden through the lens of a camera. Learn about basic composition guidelines, such as framing, perspective, leading lines, Rule of Thirds, and more, as well as how you can incorporate these into your own photographs of the environment.

Future Saturday photography workshops: Macrophotography (March 28), Natural Abstractions (April 25), and Botany & Cyanotypes (May 23).


Homeschool Day: Wetlands

Wednesday, March 11
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Open to students in grades K-5, with adult

Cost: $5 per student & $5 per chaperone (max. 2 chaperones per student)

Supplement your life science, botanical, and environmental studies curriculum in the Susan Garver Family Discovery Garden by learning about the role of wetlands in our local ecosystem.


Girl Scout Saturday

Saturday, March 14
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Houston Botanic Garden will host outdoor art badge workshops for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors

Cost: To be determined


Watercolor in the Garden
Taught by Julie De Vries

Saturday, March 14
1:00-3:00 p.m.

Special opportunity for artists, and want-to-be-artists

Cost: $20 (scholarships available)


School Field Trips

Available for students in grades K-5

Workshops include: Wetlands Observations: Habitats & Plants; Flower & Pollinator Lab; and Nature 101 & Ecosystem Adventure


Lunch & Learn Workshops

Weekday lunchtime lectures and workshops on various horticulture & conservation topics. Details and dates coming soon.