Only three dates remain to see Radiant Nature, Friday-Sunday, Feb. 23-25. Get tickets in advance for on-site parking; day-of purchases should plan for off-site park-and-ride shuttle.
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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 […]

We went to Houston’s newest holiday light display; it lived up to the hype

There is nothing quite like the resplendent spectacle now on display at dusk at the Houston Botanic Garden, where dozens of displays enfold visitors in a nocturnal menagerie of lighted sculptures. For 59 nights between Nov. 17 and Feb. 25, the Garden transforms into Radiant Nature, a holiday attraction featuring a mile of lights including a 100-foot-long magnolia tunnel and an immersive Texas prairie corridor with 10-foot-tall bluebonnets.

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