MCGOVERN CENTENNIAL GARDENS

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1500 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX  77004

In celebration of Hermann Park’s 100th birthday in 2014, the 15-acre site where the Houston Garden Center previously stood was transformed into the new McGovern Centennial Gardens. The Gardens delight visitors with traditional features like a rose garden, and new areas to explore such as an interactive family garden, an arid garden, a 30-foot garden mount, and a sculpture promenade featuring public art donated by countries around the world. 

The McGovern Centennial Gardens hours change seasonally and are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. The Gardens are free and open to the public. 

Summer: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (May 26 to Sept. 3, 2018)
Fall: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. (Sept. 4 to Nov. 3, 2018)
Winter: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Nov. 4, 2018 to March 8, 2019)
Spring: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (March 9 to May 25, 2019)


The Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion and the Celebration Garden can be rented for special events. For rental information, click here.

Garden Etiquette:

For Your Enjoyment and Safety, and to Preserve and Protect This Garden

  • Leash your dogs (6') max and clean up their waste. 
  • Do not pick flowers or plants, and please stay out of planting beds. 
  • Walk your bicycle. 
  • Scooters/Skateboards/Skates are prohibited. 
  • No active or team sports, and no exercise groups. 
  • No open flames or barbecues. 
  • Keep out of the cascade, pools, and fountains. 
  • Groups require an advance reservation.
  • Weddings in the garden require a reservation

 Click here to make a donation to McGovern Centennial Gardens.