Your support helps Grow Houston’s Garden

Your support helps Grow Houston’s Garden

bringing a bold vision to life

Cultivating a world class botanic garden takes the work of many hands. Your support is essential to inspiring a love of plants and nature for generations in the Garden.

There are nearly 1,800 botanic gardens in the world and Houston is one of only 2 major cities in the U.S. without one. We are on our way to creating an oasis only 8 miles from downtown, where people are inspired to appreciate the natural world. Soon, this location will be transformed into a series of wonderfully colorful gardens. From people with little knowledge of plants to experienced horticulturists, everyone will come together to admire the beauty of a blossom and the grandeur of an oak and deepen their appreciation for the natural world. Important work will help study and preserve our world’s precious biodiversity. Visionary plans that now exist on paper will soon come to life.

We hope you’ll join us in embracing the vision by supporting our efforts to Grow Houston’s Garden.




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Support the Grow Houston's Garden capital campaign to help us reach our 2020 opening.

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Campaign to Grow Houston’s Garden 

Invest in the Garden for generations

We have launched the Grow Houston’s Garden $30 million capital campaign to bring a botanic garden to Houston. This campaign funds Phase 1, which lays down the critical infrastructure to support future growth, and includes the essential elements to begin welcoming visitors to a beautiful and informative garden in 2020.  

In a public-private partnership, the City of Houston is leasing a beautiful 120-acre site on Sims Bayou to the Houston Botanic Garden.  Under the lease, HBG must secure $20 million in commitments prior to December 31, 2017 in order to begin construction and stay on schedule to open in 2020.


Campaign Leadership

Honorary Chairs
Susanne M. & Melbern G. Glasscock

Nancy O’Connor Abendshein
James A. Reeder, Jr.

Staff Leadership
Claudia Gee Vassar
President & General Counsel

Laura A. Easton
Vice President of Development & Marketing

Mariah Lawhon
Development Manager

Committee Members 

Kit & Carl A. Detering
George F. Hawkins III
Dodie & Richard Jackson
Shelli & Steven J. Lindley
Randy E. Meyer
Bass C. Wallace, Jr.
Laura & William M. Wheless III
Emily & Carlton D. Wilde, Jr.

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