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Mindful Mornings at the Arboretum

Mindful Mornings at the Arboretum

April 1 from 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Join us for weekly mindfulness lessons in nature inspired by the “Forest Bathing” movements in South Korea and Japan. Restorative time in nature helps us to reground and find respite from our modern, hectic lives.

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Spring Plant Sale

Spring Plant Sale

April 2 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

At the Spring Plant Sale you can find a variety of native plants including grasses, flowers (including milkweed), shrubs, and trees - perfect for attracting butterflies, bees, and other pollinators to your yard or garden.

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Botany for Beginners: Spring Wildflowers

Botany for Beginners: Spring Wildflowers

April 3 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to identify flowers but don’t know where to start, this is the class for you.

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Mindful Mornings at the Arboretum

Mindful Mornings at the Arboretum

April 8 from 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Join us for weekly mindfulness lessons in nature inspired by the “Forest Bathing” movements in South Korea and Japan. Restorative time in nature helps us to reground and find respite from our modern, hectic lives.

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Family Conservation Day

Family Conservation Day

April 10 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bring your family to the Arboretum for a day of hands-on, dirt-digging fun! We will have Naturalists and Conservationists on site providing instruction and answering all of your questions.

Frogs & Fairytales

Frogs & Fairytales

April 10 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Calling all Princes, Princesses, and frogs to join us at the Houston Arboretum as we celebrate National Frog Month!

Beginner Birdwatching: Migration Madness

Beginner Birdwatching: Migration Madness

April 10 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Birdwatchers are crazy about spring migration! Learn to identify common spring migrants and how to navigate your field guide in this fun class.

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Mindful Mornings at the Arboretum

Mindful Mornings at the Arboretum

April 15 from 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Join us for weekly mindfulness lessons in nature inspired by the “Forest Bathing” movements in South Korea and Japan. Restorative time in nature helps us to reground and find respite from our modern, hectic lives.

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Earth Day Celebration

Earth Day Celebration

April 17 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate our awesome planet by joining us for a fun, FREE Earth Day Celebration! Explore informative booths, nature hikes, fun displays in the Discovery Room, and Earth-friendly take-home activities.

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Yoga on the Lawn

Yoga on the Lawn

April 18 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join us the third Sunday of each month for a grounding yoga practice surrounded by the beautiful sounds and sights of nature!

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Mindful Mornings at the Arboretum

Mindful Mornings at the Arboretum

April 22 from 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Join us for weekly mindfulness lessons in nature inspired by the “Forest Bathing” movements in South Korea and Japan. Restorative time in nature helps us to reground and find respite from our modern, hectic lives.

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2021 Alfresco Gala

2021 Alfresco Gala

April 23 from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

To celebrate the completion of the Master Plan, this year's Alfresco Gala will be held along the trails as a roving dinner experience.

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Kayaking Basics

Kayaking Basics

April 24 from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Come out and learn the basics of kayaking, paddling, and general water safety with an Arboretum Naturalist.

Gardening for Bees

Gardening for Bees

April 24 from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Go beyond “wildflowers” and bug hotels and learn what bees really need from your garden.

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Mindful Mornings at the Arboretum

Mindful Mornings at the Arboretum

April 29 from 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Join us for weekly mindfulness lessons in nature inspired by the “Forest Bathing” movements in South Korea and Japan. Restorative time in nature helps us to reground and find respite from our modern, hectic lives.

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Arboretum BioBlitz

Arboretum BioBlitz

May 1 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In honor of the iNaturalist City Nature Challenge, we’re holding an Arboretum BioBlitz where we'll try to observe as many species as we can!

Plant-A-Palooza: Savanna Bonanza

Plant-A-Palooza: Savanna Bonanza

May 1 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for Plant-A-Palooza where we'll be planting Arboretum-grown native plants to increase the health and diversity of our savanna.

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Woodland Wizards

Woodland Wizards

May 2 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrate International Harry Potter Day with our own Woodland Wizards program! Create your own magical creature, mix up bubbly potions, and decorate your own wand! We will go for a hike in the Forbidden Forest and learn about the woodland creatures that dwell there. Come dressed as your favorite witch, wizard, or muggle! (Costumes encouraged but not required.)

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