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Houston Botanic Garden Opening Weekend: Celebrating Latin America
Friday, September 18, 2020 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, September 20, 2020
Houston Botanic Garden officially opens its gates to an oasis of learning, discovery, and horticultural beauty on Friday, September 18, 2020, 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 Latin America
Pilar Hernandez, author of The Chilean Kitchen, will present outdoor educational demonstrations on the use of prickly pear, while Adán Medrano, author of Truly Texas Mexican: A Native Culinary Heritage in Recipes, will showcase indigenous cuisine and cooking methods in Texas.
There will also be a virtual talk on the history of botanic gardens in Latin America, presented by Rice Architecture instructor Ernesto Alfaro.
Children’s activities will also be available. 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.
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.
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