Houston Botanic Garden is open with COVID-19 safety protocols in place. Facemasks are required to visit. View Garden Rules.

Houston Botanic Garden is open with COVID-19 safety protocols in place. Facemasks are required to visit. View Garden Rules.

Education & Programs

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The Houston Botanic Garden offers learners of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities a variety of opportunities to discover plants and grow in appreciation of the natural world. We offer educational programs and workshops covering horticulture and gardening; culture and culinary arts; nature and conservation; and health and wellness.

All classes require registration in advance.

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Horticulture & Gardening

Develop the skills necessary to protect and manage landscapes, design attractive gardens, maintain healthy trees, and more, with an emphasis on practicing ecologically responsible garden care.

  • Plant propagation
  • Gardening for butterflies & pollinators
  • Fruit & vegetable gardening
  • Soil science
  • Permaculture
  • Pocket prairies

Nature & Conservation

Explore diverse natural ecosystems and habitats while growing in appreciation of their beauty and functionality.

  • Seed collecting
  • Bird walks
  • Bugs & beneficial insects
  • Foraging
  • Citizen science

Health & Wellness

Get physically and mentally fit while enjoying the Garden, and find new ways to incorporate plants into your healthy lifestyle.

  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Medicinal plants

Arts & Culture

Engage your senses and channel your creativity in arts and culture classes and programs that use the Garden as a beautiful, natural studio.

  • Botanical arts
  • Floral design
  • Photography
  • Plein air painting & drawing
  • Printing with natural dyes
  • Music & cultural performances

Adult Education

Enhance your knowledge and learn new skills by taking classes, workshops, and lectures at the Garden to educate, inspire, and guide you.

Youth & Family Programs

Young naturalists – from toddlers to teens – and their families can connect with plants and nature through practical, hands-on learning experiences.

School Groups

The Garden offers inquiry-based exercises that will help groups of students from preschool through high school grow their scientific skills, plant knowledge, and appreciation for the natural world.