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River Oaks Garden Club

The purpose of River Oaks Garden Club is to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, to share the advantages of association by means of educational meetings, conferences, correspondence and publications, and to restore, improve, and protect the quality of the environment through educational programs and action in the fields of conservation and civic improvement.


Apr 25-26, 2017

Florescence is one of the largest competitive national flower shows sanctioned by the Garden Club of America in the United States. Florescence is presented by The Garden Club of Houston, River Oaks Garden Club, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH). Proceeds directly support Florescence's nonprofit sponsors: The Garden Club of Houston, River Oaks Garden Club, and the MFAH. Both garden clubs rely on Florescence proceeds to support their projects in gardens, parks, and green spaces throughout our community. For more information go to flohouston.org


October 13 & 14, 2017

Join us for the annual PINK ELEPHANT SALE

Houston's Oldest Rummage Sale!


Sadie Gwin Blackburn Environmental Seminar

The 27th Annual Sadie Gwin Blackburn Environmental Seminar was held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 10:00 AM. in the Brown Auditorium of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. 1001 Bissonnet Street.

Our Speaker this year was Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA, FAAR.

Charles is a great speaker and the CEO and founder of The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF), in Washington, D.C.

We learned what Cultural Landscapes are and what they mean to our great city! Mr. Birnbaum shared with us the rich Cultural Landscapes that make Houston special. We learned how far we, as a community, have come, where we are now, and what's on the horizon as we both create and preserve our unique identity through our truly special and unique landscapes.

Please join us next January, 2018, for our next seminar.


March 2-4, 2018
83rd Annual Tour
11AM - 5PM

"Blooms of Spring in Full Swing," it's Azalea Time! Celebrate the arrival of spring in Houston at River Oaks Garden Club's 82nd Annual Azalea Trail, Friday, March 10, - Sunday, March 12, 11am - 5pm. Each year, the Azalea Trail attracts thousands of visitors from Texas and surrounding states, providing access to some of the city's most impressive residences and gardens, all located within the River Oaks neighborhood. This year's Azalea Trail will include seven locations: four private residences, Bayou Bend, Rienzi, and River Oaks Garden Club's Forum of Civics Building. The opening will be held on Friday, March 10 at 10:30 AM at the front gate of Bayou Bend Gardens, 2940 Lazy Lane. This year's trail will honor all past chairman of previous Azalea Trails. Invite friends and make a day of it as you gather grand ideas for your own homes and gardens! Tickets are $20 before March 1 and $25 after March 1. They can be purchased at the Forum of Civics at 2503 Westheimer, retail outlets around Houston, and at the event destinations during the trail.


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The historic Forum of Civics building and gardens are available for special functions and wedding receptions. Built in 1910 and owned by the River Oaks Garden Club since 1942, the Forum of Civics building is of recognized historical significance and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Its gardens provide valuable green space in the heart of the city and are open to the public free of charge.

Bayou Bend Gardens

The heavily wooded 14 acres along Buffalo Bayou include eight formal gardens. Each is unique in its own way. Three of these are named for a statue of a goddess and muse that presides over their area, Clio, Diana and Euturpe. The other gardens are named White, East, Butterfly and Carla.

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2503 Westheimer • Houston, TX 77098
Phone 713.523.2483 • Fax 713.523.4306
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