No flowers? Think again!

We often hear feedback from visitors who are disappointed that the Arboretum is not a more traditional botanical garden, with landscaped beds and carefully cultivated flowers. While it’s true that we are a nature center, focused mainly on conservation and preserving plant species native to the Houston area, beautiful flowers can be found blooming at the Arboretum year-round!

We ventured out on the grounds to photograph some of our favorite and most colorful native species. We found larkspur and gaillardia scattered throughout the meadow, wood sorrel and verbena along the Outer Loop trail (where you’ll also see the most devastation from the recent drought), and many spectacular species in the Butterfly Garden island at our parking lot. Come visit us to see all of the splendor that spring in Texas offers!

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Clockwise, from top left: Monarda, Verbena rigida, arbor in the Butterfly Garden, Indian Blanket (Gaillardia pulchella), Wood Sorrel (Oxalis), Texas Lantana, Sensitive Briar (Mimosa strigillosa). All photos taken at the Arboretum May 3, 2012.

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