Houston Arboretum

Houston Arboretum Hosts Fall Plant Sale Friday & Saturday, Oct. 7-8

Plants will help attract birds, bees and butterflies Calling all gardeners: Fall is one of the best times to garden in Houston, so get ready at the Houston Arboretum’s Fall Plant Sale. A variety of Texas natives will be featured, including perennial and annual wildflowers (including milkweed), grasses, shrubs and trees. These plants are perfect for attracting butterflies, bees and other pollinators to your yard or garden while helping to conserve water, reduce mowing, protect […]

Trick or Treat in nature’s neighborhood this Halloween at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Annual ArBOOretum Family Fall Festival to be held on Saturday, Oct. 15 The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center is proud to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Houston’s best fall festival, ArBOOretum, set for Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Bring the kids out for the Arboretum’s biggest family event of the year, featuring fun activities for all ages. Arboretum members can attend for free, and all proceeds benefit the Arboretum’s mission of […]

Houston Arboretum presents popular fall Sip & Stroll on Friday, Sept. 23rd

Come and celebrate the start of fall with the Houston Arboretum’s popular Sip & Stroll outdoor event on Friday, Sept. 23 and enjoy a quiet evening out on the Arboretum trails. Your sunset walk will include two glasses of wine or Saint Arnold beer, delicious cheese and charcuterie offerings from GRAZE HTX, and a specialty wine glass to take home. Note that charcuterie cups may include allergens such as dairy, gluten, and nuts. A limited number […]

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center to hold first Bat Fest celebration Saturday, Sept. 17, free and open to the public

The festivities continue into the evening with “Going Batty” for adult guests The Houston Arboretum is proud to host its first-ever “Bat Fest” on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., which is free and open to the public. Families are encouraged to come out with their children for this fun and educational event in honor of our mosquito-eating, pest-controlling, pollinating, and seed-dispersing bat superheroes. Bats do so much for us humans, they […]

Rent-a-Ruminant® goats return to the Houston Arboretum for “mowing” around the 610 Parking Loop area May 3-10

Photo credit: Kyle Carr 

Media and the public welcome to come and view the activity The goats from Rent-a-Ruminant® Texas return to the Houston Arboretum May 3 – 10 to “mow” the overgrown vegetation in the 2.3 acre area encircled by the 610 Parking Loop. The popular animals made appearances in October and November of 2020 when they worked on the vegetation and invasive species around the Woodway Loop ponds and 7-acre savanna areas respectively, while in March 2021, they […]

Trees For Houston breaks ground on new Kinder Campus in Oak Forest, greatly expanding its capacity to serve the Houston community

Trees For Houston (TFH) broke ground today on the site of the future 1.5-acre Kinder Campus at 2001 W. 34th Street in Oak Forest with more than 125 people in attendance, including major donors, board members, staff, city, county and state officials and other invited stakeholders, along with media representatives. The new campus, once a rental storage site, greatly expands the nonprofit’s capacity to distribute trees and to provide educational programming for both children and adults. […]

Houston Arboretum Hosts Spring Plant Sale Friday & Saturday, Apr. 1-2

Plants will help attract birds, bees and butterflies Spring is one of the best times to garden in Houston, so mark your calendars for the popular Spring Plant Sale at the Houston Arboretum. A variety of Texas natives will be featured, including perennial and annual wildflowers (including milkweed), grasses, shrubs and trees. These plants are perfect for attracting butterflies, bees and other pollinators to your yard or garden while helping to conserve water, reduce mowing, […]

Houston Arboretum presents Pup Crawl & Pet Expo Sunday, Mar. 13

The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center invites all interested humans to bring their favorite furry friends to the best “pup” crawl around on the Arboretum grounds on Mar. 13. After four special Saint Arnold Brewing Company beer stops along the Arboretum trails, you’ll interact with local pet vendors at the Pet Expo and walk away with a commemorative Pup Crawl glass. The Pet Expo will include vendors offering human and pet apparel, dog treats and […]

Celebrate Valentine’s Day on Feb. 12 with Mediterranean-inspired food and wine pairings at Tapas on the Trails at the Houston Arboretum

The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center invites the public to Tapas on the Trails, a special Valentine’s-themed outdoor party on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. on the Arboretum grounds. Guests will enjoy gourmet tapas-sized dishes and perfectly- paired wines with a Mediterranean twist at this popular event. This special evening features a romantic walk on softly-lit trails, through the forest and under the moonlight. Help raise funds for the Arboretum’s mission […]

Houston Arboretum presents Halloween Sip & Stroll on Oct. 30

The Houston Arboretum’s Sip & Stroll on Saturday, Oct. 30 is taking on a spooky spin this Halloween. Photo credit: Houston Arboretum and Anthony Rathbun The Houston Arboretum’s popular Sip & Stroll outdoor event is taking on a spooky spin this Halloween. Walk along the Arboretum’s dimly lit trails where you may encounter creatures of the night. Your final destination will lead you to outdoor music and mingling with charcuterie and dessert provided by Cotton Culinary and beverages from Saint Arnold […]