"The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture."
– Thomas Jefferson
"If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere."
– Vincent Van Gogh
"To own a bit of ground, to scratch it with a hoe, to plant seeds, and watch the renewal of life—this is the commonest delight of the race, the most satisfactory thing a man can do."
– Charles Dudley Warner


We plan to establish and sustain a premier botanic garden in order to promote public appreciation and understanding of plants, gardens, and conservation of the natural world through education, conservation, and scientific inquiry.


We will enrich people’s lives through outstanding displays and programs, serve as a model for sustainability, and inspire all who visit to become environmental stewards as they learn more about plants and the entire natural world. In the fourth largest metropolitan area in the country, our gardens will be places of great beauty providing an oasis for quiet contemplation, learning, inspiration, and research.

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Houston Botanic Garden will be created on a 120-acre site located in the Glenbrook area of Houston.


Capital Campaign to commence in 2015