In the Garden

Native plants are resilient and provide wonderful sources of food for wildlife. Join us to learn about the 30 most common trees, shrubs, and perennial vines native to the greater Houston area, and the ways that you can use these plants in your own yard for seasonal color and benefits to wildlife.

Date: Sunday, December 8
Time: 1:00 – 3:15 p.m.
Description: Instructor Joe Blanton will share knowledge about growth habits, light requirements, and water tolerance to help guide you in your selections of the right trees, shrubs, and vines for your landscape. Though benefits to all wildlife will be highlighted, this class also aims to focus specifically on choosing plants to provide habitat for birds. After a classroom presentation, the instructor will lead you on a tour of the Arboretum’s 2 acres of landscaped grounds, including five wildlife demonstration gardens. The tour will conclude with a preview of the Winter Native Plant Sale (December 8-16). Each participant will receive the new Plant Sale Plant Profile Booklet, a $5 value.
Instructor: Joe Blanton, the Arboretum’s Adult Programs Director, is certified by National Wildlife Federation as a Backyard Habitat Designer. Before joining the Arboretum staff, Joe designed, implemented and/or managed 16 outdoor environmental education classrooms for Urban Harvest and HISD.
Cost: $30 for members; $45 for non-members. No prior knowledge of botany required. Recommended books will be available for sale in the Nature Shop. Closed toed shoes are highly recommended.
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This class is full and now closed to registration. Please contact the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center to inquire about available openings.

Thank You

Upcoming programs in this category include:

27 April

In the Garden

Designing Rain Gardens & Nature Ponds (3:00-5:00 p.m.)

11 May

In the Garden

Plant a Butterfly Feeder Hanging Basket (2:00 – 4:00 pm)