There are so many ways to learn about nature and gardening in our area. Periodically during the the Sugar Land Garden Club takes a fieldtrip. It’s a great chance to enhance our knowledge and get to know club members better.
Important Note: Advance sign up is required for ALL field trips. Details for each trip will be announced closer to trip date.
Field trips are open to members only. Please join our club and our club members to participate in these field trips.
2014-2015 Field Trips Include:
October 28, 2014
Arbor Gate, Tomball
We will visit this extraordinary nursery/garden center in Tomball, and enjoy lunch at one of the best tearooms in Tomball. “Plants are our passion – regardless of your primary aim when you visit us, you’ll find yourself surrounded by magnificent display gardens that can’t help but inspire your creativity…” Plant experts will be there to answer your questions.
November 25, 2014
Tiny Boxwood’s Cafe & Cockrell Butterfly Center – Start with lunch at 11 a.m. at Tiny Boxwood’s on West Alabama. After lunch, we will head to the Cockrell Butterfly Center at the Museum of Natural Science for a self-guided tour. This is a living exhibit that showcases hundreds of live butterflies in a rainforest setting, where typically one can expect to see 50 to 60 different species of the world’s largest and most colorful butterflies flying through the air and occasionally landing on visitors!
February 24, 2015
Tachibana Floral Arranging School – Ikebana is the Japanese fine art of floral arranging. The central canon of ikebana for centuries has been Ten-Chi-Jin (heaven-earth-man) where heaven is symbolized by the tall central flower, man by a medium branch placed at the side, and earth by the shortest branch, placed before the heaven branch. In a two hour class, we will be given basic instructions in Japanese floral arranging. Class is limited to 24 participants, so sign up early! Time 10:00 – 12:00. Tachibana provides all supplies and there is not charge for the class. Chair: Cookie Peeler.
March 24, 2015
Bayou Bend Collections and Gardens is listed in the National Register of Historical Places and is a 14-acre facility located in River Oaks, Houston. It is the former home of Houston philanthropist, Ima Hogg. We will be touring her mansion which houses one of the Nation’s best collections of American antiques, decorative art, paintings, and furniture. Included in her estate are eight formal gardens, designed by Ima Hogg to be a series of outdoor rooms. March will be a perfect time to visit the gardens since the Azaleas will be in full bloom, as well as the new visitor’s center and gift shop. Chair: Cookie Peeler
April 28, 2015
Brazos Bend State Park – A Natural Wonder in Our Own Backyard. The tour will include a guided hike around 40 acre lake where one will experience a wide diversity of ecosystems as well as plant and animal life. This area features hardwood forests, wetlands, aquatic and coastal prairie ecosystems, a variety of birds, plus the park’s most famous resident – the American alligator. The trail is broad, hard packed, and maintained for easy walking. After the hike will be a visit to the Nature Center, which houses static displays as well as live animals. Chair: Cookie Peeler
For more information about field trips:
- Members: look up the Fieldtrip Chair in your yearbook and contact that person
- For non-members wishing to join in order to participate in a field trip, contact: SugarLandGardenClub@gmail.com