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Houston Botanic Garden featured in both EBONY and Rice University magazines!

After opening to the public last year, we are excited to see how Houston Botanic Garden is being used and appreciated by the local community. In this Spotlight, we are delighted to show a few examples and stories of how the Garden is being enjoyed by Houstonians from all walks of life. The Culinary Garden marks the last piece of the first phase of the Houston Botanic Garden masterplan, a multi-phased plan to transform a former 132-acre golf course into an island of discovery. More information and a full list of credits for the entire project, available on the project page: Houston Botanic Garden – Phase One

HBG featured on the first, Digital Cover of EBONY Magazine – June 2021:
Spotlighting Houston-based artist Tobe Nwigwe, who chose Houston Botanic Garden for the backdrop of his music video, ‘Tundah Fiyah‘, the magazine photoshoot features the garden’s recognisable waterwalls of the Culinary Garden and the alcoves. You can read the full article here: link and watch a behind the scenes video of the photo shoot below.

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Photography: © EBONY Magazine

‘Planted in Place’, the Story of HBG featured in Rice University Magazine – May 2021:
Highlighting some amazing imagery of the newly unveiled Culinary Garden, the story of the the community engagement processes and the research undertaken by the team is featured in the periodical from Rice University in Houston, Texas. The full article is available online and in print: Here

Photography © Tommy LaVergne, Rice University Magazine