Adult Programs

Butterfly Host Plants

Butterfly Host Plants

Come admire the Arboretum’s beautiful spring blooms and learn what you can do to attract butterflies to your yard. In this class we’ll discuss native plant species used by local and migrating butterfly species for nectar or laying eggs. Get tips and tricks for finding and caring […]

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Native Plant Propagation

Native Plant Propagation

Native plants are wonderful to grow in your garden, but they can be hard to find. Using the right propagation technique can help you spread the plants you already have or grow new plants from tiny fragments safely harvested from the wild. In this class, you’ll learn […]

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Early Bird Coffee Morning with Katz Coffee

Early Bird Coffee Morning with Katz Coffee

Birds and coffee make a natural blend. Not only can coffee help keep us awake as we enjoy an early morning of birdwatching – it can also help the birds. Shade-grown coffee plantations provide critical habitat for migratory birds like Summer Tanagers that spend winters in Central […]

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Arboretum at Night: A Bug’s Night Out

Arboretum at Night: A Bug’s Night Out

Come experience the surprisingly dazzling world of insects for a unique night out! Enjoy a wine and cheese reception while you learn from our resident insect expert, Chris Garza, about our not-so-creepy-crawlies. See elegant moths and delicate lacewings, and listen for singing crickets and katydids. Then head […]

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Earth Day Celebration

Earth Day Celebration

Earth Day Celebration Saturday, April 23 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Free to attend! All ages welcome. Come enjoy the outdoors at our annual Earth Day Celebration! Enjoy Earth-conscious activities like guided nature hikes, crafts made from recycled materials, face painting, and Citizen Science projects that let […]

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Naturally Wild Families: Kayaking

Naturally Wild Families: Kayaking

Learn the basics of kayaking, paddling, and general water safety with our Naturalist staff.  You and your child will love paddling around our 1 acre pond while looking for up close encounters with turtles and fish! Please dress for the weather and being in the water.

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DIY Nature: Botanical Art: How to Collect, Press, and Mount Plants

DIY Nature: Botanical Art:  How to Collect, Press, and Mount Plants

Pressing plants and flowers is a fun way to incorporate art, science, and nature into your home, and can be done in countless ways. Collecting wildflowers at their peak, finding beauty in leaf patterns, or preserving the evolution of your own garden can be done with the […]

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DIY Nature: Nature Journaling Basics

DIY Nature: Nature Journaling Basics

If your New Year’s resolution is to spend more time connecting your family with nature, nourishing your creative side, or honing your observation skills, then nature journaling is the perfect activity for you! In this class we will first create a nature notebook by hand, and then […]

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“Idiot’s Guides: Foraging” Book Signing with Mark Vorderbruggen

“Idiot’s Guides: Foraging” Book Signing with Mark Vorderbruggen

Known to Houston’s outdoor community as “Merriwether,” Dr. Mark Vorderbruggen has amassed a huge amount of local plant knowledge through years of study and exploration. Join us to celebrate the publication of his first book about foraging! Idiot’s Guides: Foraging is a beautiful, full-color guide that shows […]

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Native Plants for Woodland Gardens

Native Plants for Woodland Gardens

Houston’s woodlands are full of amazing native plants that will suit any garden from full sun to full shade. Learn which of these beautiful and hardy species will work for your space, where to look for them, and how to care for them. As a bonus, you’ll […]

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