Adult Programs

Landscaping with Texas Native Plants

Landscaping with Texas Native Plants

More than 36 shrubs and vines native to southeast Texas can provide both beautiful seasonal color and benefits to our wildlife. In this workshop, we’ll learn about growth habit, light requirement and water tolerance for each species so you can select the plant, tree, shrub or vine […]

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Plant a Hummingbird Feeder Hanging Basket

Plant a Hummingbird Feeder Hanging Basket

Our recent cycles of freezes and droughts paired with habitat loss have reduced the availability of natural sources of hummingbird nectar. In this workshop, you will learn how to grow a dozen different plants whose flowers provide nectar for the thirsty Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Every participant will prepare […]

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Medicinal Wild Plants

Medicinal Wild Plants

The tradition of gathering wild plants for medicine is as old as our existence on Earth. In this fun and informative workshop, you will learn how to identify some of the medicinal plants found in this region. We’ll discuss how, when and which part of each plant […]

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Wine, Cheese and Frogs

Wine, Cheese and Frogs

The snap of a twig, the fluttering of wings, the chirp behind the woodpile up ahead. What could it be? Nighttime in the summer forest is an enchanting symphony of sounds and mysterious spaces enlivened by wildlife on the move. Come enjoy a wine and cheese reception […]

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Fall Native Plant Sale

Fall Native Plant Sale

Come visit the Fall Native Plant Sale held over two weekends in September and October to find over 100 beautiful species of plants native to the region. These wildflowers, trees, shrubs, vines, ferns, groundcovers, and grasses are sourced from local growers. Proceeds benefit the Arboretum’s conservation and […]

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Fall Native Plant Sale

Fall Native Plant Sale

Come visit the Fall Native Plant Sale held over two weekends in September and October to find over 100 beautiful species of plants native to the region. These wildflowers, trees, shrubs, vines, ferns, groundcovers, and grasses are sourced from local growers. Proceeds benefit the Arboretum’s conservation and […]

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Create a Backyard Wildlife Habitat

Create a Backyard Wildlife Habitat

Even in a big city like Houston, our backyards are teeming with wildlife. We’ll provide the supplies, tools, and guidance for 3 make-and-take crafts that will help you improve their urban habitat and thrive in your yard or neighborhood. You’ll go home with a Bird Nesting Material […]

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Cheeses from Around the World

Cheeses from Around the World

In this great class you will learn about fabulous cheeses from various regions of the world. We will discuss different milk types, vegetarian cheese and cheeses for the lactose intolerant. You will taste 8 different cheeses and learn to pair each with unusual items to wow your […]

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Edible Wild Plants

Edible Wild Plants

From acorns to wild violets, the Texas landscape is filled with an abundance of wild edibles. Ancient foodstuff can be found everywhere from outside your front door to the depths of the Piney Woods. Learn where to find, how to identify and proper preparation of the fruits, […]

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Edible Wild Plants

Edible Wild Plants

From acorns to wild violets, the Texas landscape is filled with an abundance of wild edibles. Ancient foodstuff can be found everywhere from outside your front door to the depths of the Piney Woods. Learn where to find, how to identify and proper preparation of the fruits, […]

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