Shangri La Gardens reopens in September

Published 11:17 am Wednesday, August 22, 2018

To The Leader

After being closed for more than a year following the devastating flooding associated with Tropical Storm Harvey, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center will reopen to the public on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Admission to the gardens is free.

Plan a visit to an outdoor paradise of beauty right here in southeast Texas for a great family-friendly experience. Whether it’s just a couple of hours or an entire day, there is plenty to see and do.

Take in all that Shangri La Gardens has to offer from the engaging sensory experiences in the “Here We Grow! Children’s Garden” and spectacular “Dancing Sisters” Bottle Tree Sculpture of nationally renowned Southern folklore metal artist Stephanie Dwyer to the bold and colorful plant displays in the Hanging Garden, Perennial Border, Garden Rooms, Pond of the Blue Moon, and Sculpture Gardens. Connect to nature with a journey to Shangri La Garden’s Heronry Blind to observe a wealth of wildlife, including the occasional alligator sunning itself on Ruby Lake. While our gardens are fully restored following severe flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey in late August, 2017, our Outpost Tours will remain suspended until early 2019 to allow for the completion of repairs.

Jennifer Buckner, Shangri La Garden’s Director of Horticulture notes, “There is so much to see in the gardens from colorful blooming annuals and perennials to bold foliage displays. Shangri La is the perfect place to escape and reconnect with nature. Come discover all the beauty our gardens have to offer!”

All of this and more is waiting for you at Shangri La Gardens, 250-plus acre oasis in the heart of Orange. Visit often to see the changes each season brings with new plant displays, programs, and events.

Shangri La Gardens is located at 2111 W. Park Avenue in Orange, Texas and is open Tuesday – Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for strolling and exploration. Be sure to visit to check out the fall programs as well as signature events throughout the year.