Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, Houston

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Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Garden
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, located in the River Oaks community in Houston, Texas, United States, is a 14-acre (57,000 m2) facility of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) that houses a collection of decorative art, paintings and furniture. Bayou Bend is the former home of Houston philanthropist Ima Hogg. Bayou Bend was marked with a Texas Historical Commission marker in 1973 and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
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  • I’m sure the freeze a couple of months ago is mostly to blame but shocked & disappointed to find ZERO blooms. Admission fee should be reduced until blooming resumes. Impressive grounds & home. Masks.....  more »
  • we chose Bayou Bend as our first place to visit in Houston, and found the 9 gardens delightful even though the winter snow and frost had laid many flowers low. You can tell what it must be like once.....  more »
  • A very beautiful and peaceful place. The home is packed with history and very interesting historical items. The gardens are breathtaking and our tour guide, Carey Swan, was great! She answered all of our questions and was nice enough to give us an extra guide at the gardens. Worth every penny!
  • Beautiful gardens. You can take pictures and walk around and really feel the nature of the park. The house is amazing, we didn't get to tour the house but hopefully next time. We also walked around the Museum showing history, art and pictures.

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