Sunday, March 15, 2015

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens


Located in Houston, Texas, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens is part of the Museum of Fine Arts.  It contains fourteen acres of woodlands and gardens, which are simply lovely.  These include the Clio Garden, Diana Garden, and Euterpe Garden.  These three gardens are formal, with statues, hedges, roses, azaleas, and pink magnolias.  When the pink flowers are in bloom, it is stunning!  The Carla Garden, interestingly, is named after a hurricane that came through and created a clearing for the garden.


Other gardens include the East Garden, Butterfly Garden, and Topiary Garden.  The latter has lovely wire  topiary sculptures of a turkey, squirrel, rabbit, deer, and eagle.


The gardens are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and on Sunday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  Admission is $15.00 for adults.  Children under 12 are admitted free.

18 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful place, Sherry.

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  2. At least the hurricane did something positive.

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    1. I thought that little fact was interesting.

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  3. Hi Sherry - what a lovely place to look around ... beautiful different gardens .. cheers Hilary

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    1. The formal gardens are really lovely.

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  4. looks really pretty. Houston can be rather swampy which is good for flowers, not great for walkers. Stay hydrated

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  5. So beautiful!
    Looking forward to gardening weather.

    M :)

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  6. It's time to visit some of those gardens. There are some local ones I need to see too. All so lovely!

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    1. You never know what kind of treasures you can find locally.

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