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Zimbabwean artists bring live sculpting to Houston Botanic Garden

Mupindiko and Kuta are artists from Zimbabwe currently spending a 10-week residency making open-air carvings at the Botanic Garden. More than 100 large-scale sculptures dot the gardens’s many sections, all made by Zimbabwean artists in the traditional Shona method. Several hundred additional small-scale sculptures line a marketplace near where Mupindiko and Kuta are working. Everything is for sale, even the carvings currently installed in the garden.

Bluebonnet season in Houston arriving earlier than usual in 2024

Houston Botanic Garden, located along Sims Bayou in the southeast part of the city, grows bluebonnets and started seeing them bloom in mid-February, according to spokesperson Justin Lacey. He said the wildflowers have “filled in nicely since then” on multiple parts of the property.

Can you leave plants covered a few more days? We asked the experts

You may be wondering what to do about all those plants you wrapped in old school bed sheets or frost cloth. Do you unwrap them for now or just leave them covered up for a few more days? The experts at the Houston Botanic Garden say most of us can take it easy and just leave the cloth coverings alone. If you used plastic, it’s a different story.

An Expert Shares Tips to Save Your Plants from the Hard Freeze

Even as a bone-chilling Arctic front descends upon us, there’s hope blooming amid the frost. The Houston Botanic Garden’s horticulture manager and seasoned plant warrior, Brent Moon, is ready to share his arsenal of secrets for how to keep your plants safe during the freeze.

How to care for plants ahead of the freeze

With the frigid temperatures ahead, it’s time to prepare. Here’s what Brent Moon, a horticulturist with Houston Botanic Garden, recommends for frost-tender plants.

Houston Botanic Garden’s New Light Show Will Illuminate Your Holidays

“Radiant Nature,” the new holiday light show at the Houston Botanic Garden, offers an enchanting after-dark experience. The botanic garden has been transformed into an illuminated wonderland featuring dozens of Chinese lantern installations, and the installation will remain in place through late February, following Chinese New Year. We think it’s an amazing place for your whole family to check out.

December 2023 – Celebrate With Us All Winter Long

It has been such a joy walking through Radiant Nature in the evenings seeing families, friends, and couples creating happy memories. Daytime visitors are enjoying the lanterns just as much — their colorful forms offer an equally rich experience in the light of day — while also getting to see all the flowering annuals, perennials, and […]

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Houston, TX 77017
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