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New Houston Botanic Gardens Create a Green Paradise in America’s Fourth-Largest City

The 132-acre park sprawls on both sides of Sims Bayou and borrows land from the old Glenbrook Golf Course.

Eighteen years since the ink was dry and almost two years in construction, the Houston Botanic Gardens are just one growing season from full blossom.

The 132-acre park sprawls on both sides of Sims Bayou and borrows land from the old Glenbrook Golf Course.

The generations-old oak trees and gently rolling terrain make an interesting background to the gardens’ informative themed features.

According to Paper City Mag, three acres of the Global Collection Garden are brimming with 350 species of plants from tropical, subtropical, and arid zones, and all of them can thrive in the south Texas climate.

“When you come to the garden, you will be able to enjoy a beautiful natural place with wonderful plants and a gorgeous setting to be outdoors,” says Claudia G. Vassar, Houston Botanic Garden’s president and general counsel. “Also a place for inspiration and education, a place to learn about plants, to be curious about our natural ecosystem and what our part is in order to take care of plants and this beautiful planet.”

The Houston Botanic Gardens project includes 2.5 miles of walking trails, plenty of seating for rest and reflection, shaded sidewalks, and a super-sleek Welcome Pavilion.

The park will be open to visitors seven days a week, from 9 am to 5 pm.



Nikola uses his background in electrical engineering to break down complex sustainability topics for GreenCitizen's readers. He is a firm believer in environmental conservation, which he practices daily through recycling and home-grown food. He enjoys hiking, engaging in white-water sports, and collecting pocket knives.

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