McGovern Centennial Gardens Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
1500 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX 77004
The McGovern Centennial Gardens hours change seasonally. The Gardens stay open later during the summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day and close earlier during the shorter winter months. The Gardens are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas day.
Fall: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. (Sept. 3 to Nov. 3, 2019)
Winter: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Nov. 4, 2019 to March 13, 2020)
Spring: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (March 14 to May 24, 2020)
Summer: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (May 26 to Sept. 6, 2020)
To commemorate Hermann Park’s centennial in 2014, Hermann Park Conservancy transformed the former Houston Garden Center site into the eight-acre McGovern Centennial Gardens. The Gardens were custom-made for Hermann Park and add a new dimension to Houston’s garden attractions. Visitors can explore a variety of themed garden rooms arranged situated along a spacious central lawn, the Centennial Green, and are home to more than 490 new trees of over 50 species, 760 hedge shrubs, 55,000 perennial bulbs, 650 azaleas and 4.5 acres of grass. They include the Arid Garden, the Rose Garden, the Celebration Garden, and the Woodland Garden, and an educational Family Garden, which produces seasonal vegetables, herbs and fruit trees. The main entry into the Gardens is through the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion, which was designed by Peter Bohlin, architect of Apple stores worldwide.
Celebration Garden - rental venue
Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion- rental venue
Click here for a map of the Gardens.
Click here for information on guided tours of the Gardens.
Click here to make a donation to McGovern Centennial Gardens.
Click here to learn about volunteering in McGovern Centennial Gardens.
Schools and other organizations with groups of 15 people or more are required to register their visit by filling out a reservation form here.
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