Education & Public Programs

Interested in attending an upcoming program? Don't forget to register. Registration is required.


Spring Programs

Engage in new classes, workshops & programs

As we grow the garden, join us at spring pilot programs including field trips, workshops, lectures, and classes. Community members of all ages are encouraged to learn and engage about plants and nature. Programs are a great way to get a sneak peak of the garden as we grow and launch it. Registration is required for all programs. REGISTER ONLINE

Story Time & Family Garden Stroll

May 12 10:00–11:30 a.m.

Second Tuesday of the month

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.

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

Photography Workshops

Co-presented by Houston Center for Photography

Saturday, April 25 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Natural Abstractions: Use your camera to create abstract photographs of plants, water, and other natural elements. Learn how to play with perspective and framing to transform straight representations into images that emphasize lines, shapes, colors, patterns, and textures found within the Houston Botanic Garden.

Saturday, May 23 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Botany & Cyanotypes: Learn about the historical botanic uses of cyanotypes, a camera-less form of photography also known as sun prints or blueprints, and create your own cyanotypes using various leaves and other natural elements found around the Houston Botanic Garden site.

Open to teens and adults 16 years and older / Cost: $20 (scholarships available)

School Programs

School Field Trips

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

Available for students in grades K-5

Volunteer in the Garden

Students assist on a needed basis with various horticulture projects in the garden.

Adult Programs
Watercolor in the Garden

Explore the fluid beauty of the watercolor medium and learn watercolor techniques while discovering the site transformations and new plants at the Houston Botanic Garden. Watercolor is an ideal medium to achieve a naturalistic style in botanical and landscape art.

No previous watercolor painting experience required. Those who register will receive a supply list in advance.

Cost: $20 (scholarships available)

Lunch & Learn

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

Girl Scout Saturday

CANCELED Saturday, April 11 9:00-11:00 a.m. -- Flowers (Junior) 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. -- Bugs (Brownie) NEW DATE TBA

Girls will experience the Garden’s diversity of plants, flowers, and ecosystems while learning about the connection between flowers and pollinators, plant identification, and insects that survive in gardens.

Cost: $18 per scout

Register with GSSJC online, by email, or call 713-292-0338.

Plants Connections

Learn about plants, nature & the environment on our social media & website.

Stay tuned as we launch education activities online. More soon!

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