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.