Houston’s rich diversity of cuisine is combined with the beauty of food and joy of eating in the Edible Garden. Here, the garden showcases the diverse array of fruits, vegetables, nuts and more, and the incredible techniques for growing them. Small pockets offer places to gather, including a small terrace in an olive grove, and a children’s kitchen.
Childhood in Houston Botanic Garden reaches its pinnacle at the Susan Garver Discovery Garden. By redesigning an existing pond, the design team has created a new, two-acre garden that exhibits some of the wildest and most appealing plants for children, including carnivorous plants and water-loving species. A maze of boardwalks, a sandy beach, and naturalistic play structures in the forest allow children to spend time in the garden exploring the natural world in every way.
Leaving the cultivated gardens, guests can wander the 120-acre site via repurposed trails, attend events on generous lawn areas, or participate in a range of educational programming.
For more information on Houston Botanic Garden: http://hbg.org
Houston Botanic Garden team:
• West 8 – Prime Consultant, Masterplan Vision & Landscape Architect
• Clark Condon Associates Inc. – Role: Landscape Architects, Planting & Soil Design
• Overland Partners – Role: Architects – Welcome Pavilion
• Walter P. Moore Engineers – Role: Civil, Structural, and Bridge Engineering
• I.A. Naman + Associates Inc. – Role: Electrical Engineering
• Sweeney & Associates Inc. – Role: Irrigation Design
• Dykema Architects Inc. Role: Architects – Lagoon Pavilion
• Greenscape Pump Services Inc. – Role: Water Feature Engineering
• Olsson and Associates – Role: Soil Design Consultation
• Minor Design, Role: Signage and Wayfinding
• Berg-Oliver Associates, Inc. Role: Environmental Services & Land Use Consultation