Houston Botanic Garden—a 132-acre urban oasis with tropical, sub-tropical, and arid plants from around the globe, located just minutes from Hobby Airport—celebrated its first anniversary in September 2021.

To mark the occasion, the Garden is hosting its inaugural outdoor art exhibition, “Art in the Garden: Celebrating BioDiversity!” Produced and curated in collaboration with Lawndale Art and Performance Center, the exhibition – on display through summer 2022—features site-specific installations by Texas artists who explore themes of biodiversity, community, and relationship.

Featuring sculpture, audio, and visual pieces, “Art in the Garden: Celebrating BioDiversity!”engages visitors with contemporary artwork that encourages a deeper connection between the community and the natural environment, while illuminating the extraordinary diversity of the living world.

Global Collection at Houston Botanic Garden lets visitors wander world of plants in three acres.Photo by Paul Pelc

Speaking of illumination, the Garden will also host its first holiday light show, Lightscape, from Nov. 20, 2021, through Jan. 2, 2022. This world-renowned light show – which has sold out at venues in London and Chicago in recent years—features spectacular artistic installations that come to life after dark with color, imagination, and sound.

With its diverse plant collections, unique art installation, and enchanting holiday lights, the Garden is prepared to elicit wonder and dazzle the senses of visitors this winter.

Visit HBG.org for more information.