Archive for the ‘Arboretum Updates’ Category

Designing Rain Gardens & Nature Ponds

In Southeast Texas, our vanishing wetlands are an ecosystem vital to the water quality of both surface and groundwater supplies. Rain gardens and nature ponds are a great way for homeowners to help by recreating some of the functions of this vanishing ecosystem in their own yards. An added benefit is the wide variety of […]

Spring Fling!

Spring Fling! Free Family Event This year has been full of exciting new adventures for the Arboretum. With the addition of more classes and events, we hope to see you and your family even more! As we were brainstorming what to offer this year, we couldn’t help but think of celebrating Spring! For many of […]

Spring Native Plant Sale: March 9-17

Come one, come all for our Spring Native Plant Sale! This annual event features over 100 species of native plants, many of which are difficult to find for purchase in the Houston area. These plants, carefully chosen by our Conservation Director, range from trees to shrubs to native grasses and vines. The sale runs from […]

Family Owl Prowl – this Saturday!

Join us on Saturday, January 19th at 6:30 pm for one of our favorite annual events – the Family Owl Prowl! It looks like we’ll have a clear, gorgeous night, so come out with your family to learn about Houston’s owls, visit with some live owls from the Wildlife Center of Texas, and go on […]

Delayed Opening for Houston Marathon 1/13/2013

Don’t forget that Arboretum gates will open Sunday, January 13th at 1:00 pm due to the Houston Marathon, which passes by the Arboretum. Best wishes to all the runners out there!