Hermann Park's Japanese Garden, Houston

#17 of 31 in Parks in Houston
Garden · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Hermann Park is one of Houston's most-visited public parks. Situated between Fannin Street and Cambridge Street, it is within walking distance from the Texas Medical Center, Rice University, and the Museum District, and within a few miles of the Third Ward, the historic Astrodome and NRG Stadium (home stadium for the Houston Texans). The land that it occupies was presented to the City of Houston by George H. Hermann in 1914.
This historic 445acre park space is home to numerous cultural institutions including the Houston Zoo, Houston Garden Center, Miller Outdoor Theatre, Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the Hermann Park Golf Course, which was one of the earliest desegregated public golf courses in the United States in 1954.
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  • A great way to relax is to stroll through this Japanese garden. Not only is there a nice variety of plants and trees, but there are many birds here, including the relatively rare black-bellied...  more »
  • This Japanese garden was probably one of the best we have been too in all of our domestic travels. When you enter, if you turn right and look for a bench on the left side by the pond with a small...  more »
  • Beautiful garden in Houston. I loved the pond and the ducks. It's obviously a well-known picturesque location - someone was taking maternity photos when I was there. Good place for a walk with your dog, or a romantic walk, or just a regular walk (whatever mood you're in) The garden house or whatever it's called is a fake - just a couple of walls and paint put in place to complete the picture. There's a couple of places that are dry that obviously should have had water - idk if that's a cost saving measure or that they just couldn't be bothered. I'm not quite sure how authentic it is for a Japanese garden since I've never been to one before, but I do know that it's a beautiful garden.
  • Not as nice, scenic, or as large as I was expecting. There wasn’t much Japanese about the garden minus some bamboo and fish. The garden is okay; not worth going out of the way for. There are other more scenic areas in Houston to see. Two stars because the garden is free.

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