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Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

  • 6003 Memorial Dr. at Westcott St. Map It
  • River Oaks
  • Garden/Arboretum

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This estate houses the MFAH's decorative arts collections and lets you step back in time to witness the elegant lifestyle of the first half of the 20th century. Noted Houston philanthropist and collector Ima Hogg donated the 28-room mansion, complete with period pieces dating back to the 1600s, to the Museum of Fine Arts. Be sure to take the time to wander through the beautifully manicured gardens—you'll feel as if you're strolling the grounds of a French château. The

woodland trails are especially wonderful, like something out of a fairy tale. Guided and self-guided tours of the mansion must be scheduled in advance (no reservations are necessary in order to tour the gardens).

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Sight Information

Address:

6003 Memorial Dr. at Westcott St., Houston, Texas, 77007, United States

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Phone:

713-639–7750

Sight Details:

  • $10 (home), $3 (gardens); ask about guided tours
  • Tues.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. 1–5

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Jan 20, 2006

A Profusion of March Flowers

A must-see in March. The estate of Mrs. Ima Hogg (yes, her real name) is part of Houston's azalea trail and is the best place to enjoy azaleas in Houston. Its gardens are stunning this time of year.

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