Though roots are often thought of as a plant’s legs, they’re actually really long, eternally hungry mouths—if you think about it. See an upside-down life form with this Groupon.
- $9 for two admission tickets (up to a $16 value)
Guests explore 7.5 acres of garden featuring native plants and botanical collections. Tickets are valid daily between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., and Fair Park parking fees are waived if visitors mention they are visiting Texas Discovery Gardens.
Texas Discovery Gardens
At noon every day, a new flock of butterflies is released into the butterfly house at Texas Discovery Gardens, opening their colorful wings for the first time among the lush vegetation. Counted among their number are elegant species such as the monarch and the blue morpho, while an outdoor nursery attracts native butterflies with nectar-rich plants and attractive butterfly buffets. This is just one of the ten themed areas on the 7.5-acre estate, which brims with vibrant collections of plants collected from around the world and is maintained using sustainable, organic methods. The newly renovated Tribute Garden invites visitors to relax in the shade next to a bubbling fountain, and the Master Gardeners' Garden demonstrates landscaping practices that are both attractive and environmentally friendly. The Gardens also feature a Snakes of Texas exhibit and a honeybee observation hive.
The organization also offers education and outreach programs for children to teach them about life cycles and natural landscapes, as well as increase their understanding and appreciation for nature. Texas Discovery Gardens holds festivals and classes for all ages throughout the year.