Formal and Display Gardens
The formal beds are comprised of four large rectangular display areas that are changed seasonally to display a variety of fun colors and textures.
Sometimes subdued, sometimes exuberant, sometimes humorous, these changing displays are always worth checking out.
Reacquaint yourself with older flower varieties in the Old Fashioned Garden. Savor sweet fragrances in the Rose Garden. Engage your senses of touch and smell in the Sensory Garden. Admire the unique Kumamoto En garden, a gift from our Sister City of Kumamoto, Japan, with its finely crafted structures and many symbolic features. Experience the beauty of the Sacred Garden, Shade Garden, Gertie’s Garden and other garden displays.
WaterSaver Garden and WaterSaver Lane offer practical landscaping ideas that conserve water. Discover native and adapted plants that are drought-tolerant and beautiful in our South Texas setting. Learn from the testing and evaluations being conducted in the WaterSaver Lane and Ornamental Grass Garden.
The Cactus and Succulent Garden is located on the hillside next to the Children’s Vegetable Garden. Don’t miss seeing this exceptional collection of desert plants.