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
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Please check back at a later date for detailed information about the 26th Annual Sadie Gwin Blackburn Environmental Seminar.
The 81st Azalea Trail heralds the beginning of spring! This year there are 6 locations within the River Oaks neighborhood including 3 private homes, the Chapel at The Church of St. John the Divine (SJD), Bayou Bend, Reinzi and River Oaks Garden Club Forum of Civics. Celebrated interior designer Charlotte Moss and Leontine Linens owner Jane Scott Hodges will join Azalea Trail co- chairs Kit Detering and Carmen Knapp to cut the ribbon on Friday, March 11 at Bayou Bend at 9:39 a.m. James Coney Island food trucks will sell yummy food and Crave cupcakes will be for sale at SJD and Carillon Bell concerts will occur March 11-13. Pop-up stores at A Bientot and a free trolley will help visitors get around the 4.5 mile walkable trail. For walkers that's 6,310 steps! Free parking at Lamar High School. The Manor House at The Houstonian is offering a special Azalea Celebration Menu from March 7-12, 2016. Azalea is the name given to the various spectacular flowering shrubs (genus Rhododendron) of the Heath family that are in full bloom each spring in Houston, Texas. These showy flowers flourish at seven Houston locations in varying shades of pink, purple, white, and red and are a magnificent sight to behold.
Please check back at a later date for information regarding Florescence 2017.
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.
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.