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Houston Botanic Garden Opening Season: Celebrating the Mediterranean

Friday, October 30, 2020 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, November 1, 2020


The new Houston Botanic Garden, officially open to the public on Friday, September 18, 2020, welcomes visitors to an oasis of learning, discovery, and horticultural beauty on , kicking off a series of opening season weekends with special programming that will showcase Houston’s cultural richness and biodiversity.

Take a stroll among beautiful plants and trees as you engage your senses while discovering the unexpected in Houston’s new living museum for plants.

The opening season will feature a series of celebrations highlighting different regions of the world, from Latin America and Asia to Africa and the Mediterranean.

Celebrating the Mediterranean

HBG will present special outdoor educational demonstrations about olive oils of the Mediterranean, by specialty products distributor ABC Provisions, and on Tunisian mint tea, by Raja Jertilla of the Moroccan Society of Houston. Plus there will be children’s activities and more special offerings.

There will also be a virtual lecture on the influence of Persian gardens by Lisa Balabanlilar, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of History at Rice University.

Click here for more information.

Social Distancing & COVID-19 Precautions

All guests age 10 and older will be required to wear a mask at all times while visiting the garden and six-feet of social distancing are required from other visitors to the garden. Click here fore more details on HBG’s safety protocols.

Many businesses around Greater Houston and the State of Texas are open and individual social distancing practices vary from location to location. Masks are mandated by the Governor of Texas and City of Houston in all cases when indoors or where social distancing is not possible.

Please contact this organizer directly if you have any questions about their operational guidelines during this time.

Click here for the latest updates from Texas Medical Center on COVID-19 cases in the Greater Houston area.


Activities are included with admission to the garden. Weekend tickets (Friday through Sunday) are $15; $10 for ages 3 to 15 and students with ID; free for ages 2 and under. Click here to order tickets or for more information.

Photo courtesy of Houston Botanic Garden


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Friday, October 30, 2020
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
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Houston Botanic Garden
8210 Park Place Boulevard
Houston, TX 77017 United States
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Houston Botanic Garden