Houston Parks and Recreation Department

Houston Garden Center


Phone Numbers:

- Garden Center:
- H.P.A.R.D. Permits Office:
- H.P.A.R.D. Information:
Houston Service Helpline:
1500 Hermann Dr
Houston, TX†77004

713.284.1986 or 713.284.1989
311 or 713.837.0311
Closed for Renovation
Will Re-open in 2014

The Houston Garden Center grounds will be closed to the general public beginning on August 1, 2013, as the first step in the creation of the Centennial Gardens at Hermann Park. The closing of the Houston Garden Center is the first step in the transformation of the existing site into the new 8-acre Centennial Gardens.

The closing will allow the department the opportunity to safely remove sculptures and other salvageable items prior to the start of construction. The removal and storage of the sculptures and art will be overseen by the Houston Arts Alliance in conjunction with the City of Houston General Services Division. The artwork will be properly stored until construction at the garden center is complete and will then be reinstalled. Garden Club meetings will be relocated to different venues. Please consult your garden clubs website for meeting locations.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Centennial Gardens took place in September 2013. The new Centennial Gardens are being designed by Hoerr Schaudt, a Chicago landscape architecture firm working in collaboration with Houstonís White Oak Studio, with Dr William C. Welch of Texas A&M University consulting. A new entry pavilion is being designed by architect Peter Bohlin of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Tellepsen is the contractor on the project.

For more information on the Centennial Gardens project visit www.hermannpark.org/centennial_gardens.php

Amaryllis Society www.houstonamaryllissociety.com
American Hibiscus Society http://lonestarahs.org
Begonia Society www.begoniahouston.org
Bluebonnet Garden Club  
Blue Triangle Garden Club http://tsfgc.org/tsfgcclubdirectory/bluetrianglegardenclub.html
Bonsai Society www.houstonbonsai.com
Bromeliad Society http://bromeliadsocietyhouston.org/
Catus and Succulent Society
  1. www.hcsstex.org/
Gulf Coast Fern Society www.tgcfernsoc.org/fern.html
Daylily Society
  1. www.ofts.com/hhs/‎
Far Corners Garden Club  
Federation of Garden Club www.houstonfederationgardenclubs.org
Gulf Coast Chrysanthemum  
Hemerocallis Society www.ofts.com/hhs/
Herb Society www.herbsociety.org/units/south-texas.html
Houston Area Judges  
Houstonia Garden Club  
Ikebana International www.ikebana-houston12.org
Men's Garden Club www.botanictreasures.com/mgc/
Orchid Society www.houstonorchidsociety.org
Plumeria Society www.theplumeriasociety.org
Rose Society www.houstonrose.org?
United Garden Club