Houston Arboretum–fun fall activities!

The Houston Arboretum is one of my favorite places. It is located around the corner from my office and I go there sometimes for a stroll during lunch. It has been too hot to go lately, so I’ve been missing it. The arboretum is a great place to walk and explore all of the trails. Also, it is a great place hone your nature photography skills.
Driving by the other day I noticed that they are having a Halloween celebration on October 29 (the ArBOOretum), and decided to pop on over to the website to see what it’s about. Looks like it’s going to be a scary time. Seems they have a lot going on this fall. For instance, they have free classes two Sundays a month. October 9th’s class focuses on nature photography. October 23rd’s class looks particularly interesting: “Green Roofs- How to design and install a vegetated rooftop in Houston.”
The Arboretum is an oasis in our city, you should check it out. I recommend walking here instead of on the Memorial Park loop for those times when you need to relax and be with nature!

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
A 155 Acre Non-Profit Nature Sanctuary
4501 Woodway Drive

3 Comments so far

  1. Governor (unregistered) on October 4th, 2005 @ 12:16 pm

    I’ve walked around the Arboretum a couple of times and it is an exceptional place to “get away from it all.” While you are walking around, you tend to forget that you’re in the middle of the fourth largest city in the US and not in the Sherwood Forest.

    Highly recommended if you have an hour or so in the late afternoon and feel like going for a stroll.

  2. katya (unregistered) on October 4th, 2005 @ 12:26 pm

    Awesome info on the classes – vegetated roofs? Who woulda’ thunk it? It’s getting cooler, so you’ll be strolling again in no time.

  3. HouDog (unregistered) on October 4th, 2005 @ 12:28 pm

    It is one of my favorite spots… I an just upset that I can’t bring my buddy Lou. Regardless, it is a great place to hang.

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