Nestled on the western edge of Memorial Park is a 155-acre urban nature sanctuary that offers an education about the natural environment to visitors of all ages.
We are talking about the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, and it welcomes more than 200,000 people every year.
As one of the oldest nature education facilities in the state, it’s home to thousands of blooming flowers and mature trees, and it also offers fun events throughout the year. Those upcoming over the next several weeks include.
Field Trip: Laffite’s Cove (October 28) – Take a guided trip to Laffite’s Cove on nearby Galveston Island. The van leaves the arboretum at 7:30 a.m., and once at the cove, participants will spend a fun-filled day bird watching for species such as the black and white warbler, roseate spoonbill, and indigo bunting.
Arboretum at Night: A Taste of Honey (November 11) – Spend an interesting evening with beekeeper, Nicole Buergers, as she answers questions about beekeeping and honey. Visitors can sample some local honey as well as a variety of cheeses and fruits.
Pecan Celebration (November 18) – This class is for anyone who likes to include pecans in recipes. Participants will learn how to make maple-apple pecan salad, pecan persimmon cookies, and pecan pralines, while instructor Kelsey Low discusses the benefits that pecan trees provide to wildlife.
The Arboretum is just one of the many attractions that you can explore if you call our apartments in Houston home. Please contact us to schedule a tour where you can see our luxurious amenities firsthand.Back to all posts