Oh, The Places You Can See Wildflowers In Houston

Springtime in Texas brings colorful bursts of wildflowes to roadsides around the state, with many families planning driving trips to enjoy the bluebonnets and other annual blooms. But if you're not able to hit the road to the Hill Country and other popular spots, there are lots of places to view impressive wildflower displays here in Houston.

For the past several years, the Houston Parks and Recreation Department has planted wildflowers at locations around the city.

This year's fall planting was in honor of Lady Bird Johnson, who spearheaded efforts to protect native plants around the country and in Texas. The former first lady's work is carried on today at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin.

One of the most popular wildflower displays in Houston is the Memorial Park Esplanade.

Bluebonnets, Indian Blankets, and other local wildflowers surround the red abstract sculpture known as "3/4 Time." In the background is the vine-draped Living Bridge.


View Wildflowers Planted by Houston Parks & Rec. in a larger map

Other wildflower planting locations around Houston include:

  • Alief Park
  • Cloverleaf Park
  • Herman Brown Park
  • Mason Park
  • Sylvan Rodriguez Park
  • Federal Reserve Bank on Allen Parkway

 

 

A great resources that will help you find, search, share, ask and identify wildflowers is at Wild About Texas Wildflowers.

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Gail Delaughter

Transportation Reporter

Gail Delaughter joined KUHF in October 2008 as Saturday morning news anchor and host. A native of New Orleans and a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, Gail has extensive experience in Texas and Louisiana as a radio news reporter and morning show anchor and co-host...