The Houston Botanic Garden is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The ZimSculpt exhibit -- on display through June 2 -- is included in general admission.
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Education & Programs


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.
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

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

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

  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Medicinal plants

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

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

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

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.

Our Mission

Enriching life through discovery, education, and the conservation of plants and the natural environment.


9:00 am — 5:00 pm

Garden Entrance
One Botanic Lane
Houston, TX 77017
Mailing Address

8205 N. Bayou Drive
Houston, TX 77017

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