All week long

9 Spring Break Camps and Activities to Do with Your Kids This Year

Your little ones can learn how to fold origami, become space explorers, and even write their own plays.

03/04/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Year in Review

Your Favorite Outdoors Coverage of 2019

Running trails, a new BMX park, and asps gone wild (eek).

12/27/2019 Edited by Gwendolyn Knapp

Year in Review

Our 10 Best Travel Stories of 2019

Catch up on our most-read travel blogs of the year.

12/26/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

spoopy

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Oct. 18-20

We're really just looking for the best Halloween events at this point.

10/17/2019 By Morgan Kinney

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Mark Your Calendars for the Houston Arboretum Fall Native Plant Sale

On October 25-26, find all the native plants you can handle.

09/12/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Revamp Report

The Houston Arboretum's Nature Center Upgrades Are on the Way

The Nature Center's first revamp since the '90s has us excited.

08/26/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Education

Expand Your Mind With These Classes

These Houston-area continuing education courses will restore your wellbeing and feed your mind, body, and soul.

07/22/2019 By Morgan Kinney, Gwendolyn Knapp, Nicki Koetting, Abby Ledoux, and Laura Furr Mericas

Happy Fourth!

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, July 5–7

You know, besides hot dogs and fireworks.

07/04/2019 By Morgan Kinney

It's Back, Back Again

The Houston Arboretum's Ravine Trail Is Back

The trail has been closed off for three years due to flooding and erosion, and it's finally open again.

04/26/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Yee-haw

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, March 8–10

It's van Gogh time at the MFAH. Plus: Corgi racing is back!

03/07/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Meter Maid

The Houston Arboretum Will Be Pay to Park in 2019

You wanna visit that gator? You gotta pay to park.

12/26/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Santa, Baby!

All the Outdoor Holiday Events You Need to Know About

From Downtown to Bayou Bend, here's where Santa will be popping up.

11/28/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Hawk Eye

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Nov. 23–25

A few ideas to escape from the fam this holiday weekend.

11/22/2018 By Morgan Kinney

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