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Public gardens can be found in cities around the country and are typically garden areas that are maintained for the enjoyment and education of the public. Whether it be a botanical garden, arboretum, or a part of a museum, public gardens are an asset to every city. Houston is fortunate to boast an array of public gardens throughout the city that can be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. For those looking to enjoy the serenity and beauty of lush landscapes, here are a few spots to visit:

Bayou Bend

Located in the River Oaks area, ​Bayou Bend​ is an affiliate of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Encompassing over fourteen acres, Bayou Bend includes a historic Georgian style home as well as a series of gardens. The gardens are situated along the Buffalo Bayou and include eight formal gardens that have been meticulously maintained and filled with sculpted greenery, floral gardens, and garden statues.

McGovern Centennial Gardens

Part of Houston’s renowned Hermann Park, ​McGovern Centennial Gardens​ is an eight-acre parcel that was unveiled in 2014. Created to commemorate the centennial of Hermann Park, this public garden includes an array of custom-designed “garden rooms” that surround the Centennial Green. These gardens contain over 50 species of trees, 55,000 perennials and 760 hedge shrubs.

Houston Arboretum and Nature Center

Located in Memorial Park, ​Houston Arboretum and Nature Center​ is a 155-acre nature sanctuary. Filled with trails and gardens, this arboretum lets visitors enjoy the beauty of nature through self-guided tours that highlight wildlife, birds and lush greenery. Visitors also have access to a series of programs for all ages that include topics such as Edible Wild Plants, Wild About Wildflowers, and Adult Owl Prowl.

When you call Skyhouse Main home, beautiful gardens like these, as well as everything else this dynamic city has to offer, are just minutes away. Please ​contact us​ for more information and to schedule a tour.