Looking for inspiration right in Houston area? Here are botanical gardens you can visit for the best landscape ideas right for your area!
Mercer Botanic Gardens
From bamboo to lilies, endangered species, ferns, herbs and countless varieties of flora, enjoy a daytrip in the 20-acre Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens. If you’re worried your feet aren’t up to it, they also have a courtyard plaza where you can rest for a while and where you can also get some ideas for your patio. Be sure to bring along your phone and keep track of the plants you’d love to have in your own garden.
Japanese Garden at Hermann Park
If you like the minimalist and zen-themed Japanese garden, head over not to Japan but to the Japanese Garden at Hermann Park for inspiration. From iconic bridges, waterfalls and stone paths that weave its way to staple plants like cherry and maples, azaleas and dogwoods, feel right in the middle of an authentic Japanese garden and meditate through this wonderful landscape.
Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
Go native and patronize endemic plants housed and cared for in Houston Arboretum and Nature Center. You can even enroll in their Plants and Gardening classes that’ll teach you about native Texas plants that attract birds and butterflies, are water-wise and acclimatized to Texas climate! Enjoy a five-mile walk on its trails and come out more enlightened about the natural plants of Texas.
By visiting these botanical gardens, you’ll learn quickly which plants thrive best in Texas weather and you’ll even save a lot of money and effort on investing in the wrong type of plants. Better yet, why not invite your landscape contractor with you so that you get an instant consultation on which plants will work best with your own landscape at home!