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Horticulture Tour at the Houston Zoo

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Gates open at 7:30 a.m.
Tour begins at 8:00 a.m.
Feel free to explore the Zoo at 9:00 a.m.


The Houston Zoo is home to over 6,000 animals, but did you know that it also has a vast variety of plants? The Zoo has many exotic, tropical, and native plants, trees, and flowers from various countries and continents, making it the perfect place to relax and to enjoy the scenery.

Join Anna Land, Supervisor of Horticulture at the Houston Zoo, as she leads an intimate stroll across Zoo grounds, highlighting the many species of plant life flourishing in our 55 acres and outlining details, history, and maintenance requirements of the Zoo’s variety of flora.

A light continental breakfast and all-day access to the Zoo are included.
The Houston Zoo is making strides to reduce plastics, including bottled water, to help save animals like sea turtles in the wild. 
Please bring your reusable water bottle with you to this event.

Horticulture Tour Ticket Prices – SOLD OUT

Member: $25
Non-Member: $30

Golden Dewdrop (Duranta erecta)
Golden Dewdrop (Duranta erecta)
Pink Powder Puff (Calliandra emarginata)
Pink Powder Puff (Calliandra emarginata)

Our amazing team of 12 horticulture professionals spends more than 30,000 hours each year planting, pruning, and working tirelessly to keep the landscape healthy, vibrant, and colorful for our animals and guests. Come out and appreciate their results.


FAQs

What time is the event?
The tour will begin at 8:00 a.m.

Where do I park?
Please park in our main parking lot, off Hermann Park Drive.

Where do I enter?
Please enter through Gate 10. The Zoo’s main entrance.

Do I need a ticket to enter?
Please present the PDF on your mobile device to have your tickets scanned for entry. By going paperless, you are helping save local animals, like black bears, in the wild!

Will there be food?
We will provide a light complimentary breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m. The Houston Zoo is making strides to reduce plastics, including bottled water, to help save animals like sea turtles in the wild.  Please bring your reusable water bottle with you to this event.

What’s the dress code?
This is a walking tour, so please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

What happens if it rains?
This event is rain or shine. There are no refunds. All proceeds raised go to helping save animals in the wild.

Can I visit the Zoo after the event?
Yes! The Zoo opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 7 p.m.

Who should I call if I have any other questions?
For questions regarding the event, please call (713) 533-6500.