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Botanical Gardens and Arboretums In Texas

Here is a list of some of the best botanical gardens and arboretums in Texas. An arboretum is a botanical garden containing living collections of woody plants intended at least partly for scientific, educational, and ornamental study. That is the definition of an arboretum, but does not begin to describe the the beauty and inspiration that it brings to young and old. Plan a full day to include a walk amongst the acres of flowers, shrubs and trees, a picnic lunch in one of the scenic gardens or one of the outdoor cafes, and browse through the shop for beautiful objects to enhance your garden. So what are you waiting for, plan a trip to one of these Texas Arboretums and Botanical Gardens.

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Dallas Arboretum
The Dallas Arboretum is the perfect place to celebrate, rejuvenate, entertain guests, or just "let nature nurture you". Fall at the Arboretum is full of dramatic plantings, thousands of pumpkins, breath-taking vistas and features such as: Chihuly exhibition, pumpkin patch, Small Houses of Great Artists, Pumpkin Village. 2013 will bring the opening of an imaginative and fun Children's Adventure Garden, an 8-acre science laboratory.

The Dallas Arboretum

214 515-6540

Dallas

 
Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center
This is an interpreted collection where visitors can learn about the different Texas trees in a relatively small area. The visit will experience sweeps of native grasses and wildflowers, and pathways connecting different groupings of trees. The arboretum serves as a resource for tree-identification, field trips, and outdoor classes.

Texas Arboretum

512 232-0100

Austin

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East Texas Arboretum Bog
The East Texas Arboretum sits on more than 100 acres of native Texas land and includes formal gardens, historic buildings and a wooded nature area with more than 2 miles of hiking trails.

East Texas Arboretum

903 675-5630

Athens

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Amarillo Botanical Gardens
Serving the community by inspiring interaction with plants and the environment, creating adventure and conveying knowledge.

Amarillo Botanical Gardens

806 352-6513

Amarillo

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Ft Worth Botanical Gardens
This, the oldest botanic garden in Texas, is a lush 110-acre tapestry of dappled shade and vibrant splashes of color. A peaceful haven is home to over 2,500 species of native and exotic plants that flourish in its 23 specialty gardens

Ft Worth Botanical Gardens

817 871-7686

Ft Worth

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Houston Arboretum
This 155-acre urban nature sanctuary provides education about the natural environment. Visitors will find 5 miles of walking trails including forest, pond, wetland and meadow habitats, interactive exhibits and activities, and a nature shop.

Houston Arboretum

713 681-8433

Houston

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Zilker Botanical Gardens
Visitors enjoy 30 acres of theme gardens such as rose, herb and Japanese gardens that are interconnected with streams, waterfalls and Koi-filled ponds. The Hartman Prehistoric Garden recreates local dinosaur habitat.

Zilker Botanical Gardens

512 477-8672

Austin

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Shangri La Botanical Gardens
This world class facility, nestled within 250 acres, contains more than 300 plant species in five formal "rooms” as well as four sculpture “rooms.”Next to the Botanical Gardens is a bird blind which allows visitors to observe nesting birds in Shangri La’s heronry.

Shangri La Botanical Gardens

409 670-9113

Orange

Texas Arboretum Resource Guide

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Classes with hands-on demonstrations and lectures
Offers more than 500 classes for teens and adults.
Through education the Heard emphasizes an appreciation of nature and its conservation.
The first public garden in the state of Texas to be certified 100% organic