Editor's Note

A Word of Thanks for the Houston Arboretum

"As time’s gone on, I’ve come to love, and to appreciate, this place above just about any other in the city."

10/22/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Fringe Is In

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Sept. 7–9

Fringe Fest, Patsy Cline, and—most of all—bats.

09/06/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Newcomer's Guide

Our 5 Favorite Parks in Houston

Houston’s new(ish) and newly redone urban parks will make you want to get out and get moving—yes, even on those 90-degree days.

08/30/2018 By Katharine Shilcutt

Master Plan

The Houston Arboretum's Revamped Woodway Entrance Is Open

The Arboretum just keeps getting better.

06/15/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Valentine's Day

Houston Arboretum's Tapas on the Trails Returns Next Week

Featuring food, wine, a live owl, and a walk through nature.

02/01/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Add to Calendar

52 Weekends of Family Fun

Your year with the youngsters, planned.

12/29/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

Out of Catastrophe, a Wild New Opportunity at the Houston Arboretum

In the aftermath of a great tree-mortality event, the Arboretum has created a new master plan.

10/30/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Explore the Edible Side of the Houston Arboretum This Month

If you've never picked blackberries or foraged for mushrooms, we've got a bushel of delicious reasons to visit the nature sanctuary.

05/10/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Enjoy Tapas on the Trails at the Houston Arboretum This Weekend

This Valentine's Day dinner is a breath of fresh air.

02/08/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Pokémon Mania

Houston's New Pokémon GO Hotspot: The Arboretum

Plus: 5 other great activities to catch at the nature center.

08/19/2016 By Miranda Proctor

Drink It In

Kids Back in School? Crack Open a Cold One at the Arboretum

Celebrate the return of the school year in a very non-school-night way with Saint Arnold beer.

08/18/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Play It Cool

Ways to Stay Cool This Summer: Houston's Shadiest Spots for a Stroll

Under the leafy oaks and tall pines of our three favorite walking paths, you’ll be hard-pressed to tell you’re in the city at all.

07/25/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Play It Cool

100 Ways to Beat the Houston Heat

Summer may be our winter, but at least no one has to shovel the sunshine, so chill out—we’ll show you how.

06/20/2016 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt With Ellie Sharp, Marianella Orlando, Layne Lynch, Sarah Rufca Nielsen, Jeff Balke, and Alice Levitt

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan. 22–24

The Symphony plays Shostakovich, Rainbow on ICE returns to Discovery Green, MFAH throws an art party, BodyTraffic dances into Houston, and Houston Arboretum celebrates Arbor Day.

01/20/2016 By Nick Esquer

Summer Solstice

Here Comes the Sun

Welcome the longest day of the year.

06/19/2015 By Trey Strange

Living Off the Land

Forest to Table: Harvesting Houston's Wild Edibles

Mark Vorderbruggen, a.k.a. Merriwether the Adventurer, wants you to eat your dandelion greens—and more.

02/05/2015 By Nicholas L. Hall

occasion

Top Eight Summer Solstice Parties

Celebrate the longest day of the year with everything from a mixer at the Museum of Natural Science to Taiko drumming at the Rothko Chapel.

06/20/2014 By Shy Hardiman