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Beaumont Botanical Gardens, Beaumont

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The Beaumont Botanical Gardens, also known as the Tyrrell Park Botanical Gardens, includes botanical gardens and the 10,000 sq ft Warren Loose conservatory. The gardens are located in 500 acre Tyrrell Park at 6088 Babe Zaharias Drive, Beaumont, Texas, USA. An extra benefit is that the gardens are located in a migratory bird flyway. Tyrrell Park is listed on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail map.Hours and accessibilityThe outdoor gardens are open to the public every day during daylight hours at no charge; while the conservatory is open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm from April through October and noon to 4 pm November through March. (closed on Wednesdays and major holidays) Both the outdoor gardens and the Warren Loose Conservatory are wheel chair and stroller accessible.A large meeting center is also on the grounds.HistoryThe gardens trace their origin to April 12, 1951 when the Beaumont Council of Garden Clubs was formed. Creation of a public garden was one of the goals of that organization. The gardens were first established in 1968 when the city of Beaumont set aside 10 acres of land at Tyrrell Park. The Beaumont Garden Center Building was dedicated on August 20, 1971. In 1972, a master plan for the gardens was drawn up, and labeling of the trees, vines, and shrubs begun. The Beaumont Garden Center became the Beaumont Botanical Gardens in 1996. In 1999, the city of Beaumont set aside additional acreage increasing the gardens to the present size of 23.5 acres.FeaturesOutdoor gardensA variety of gardens and structures have been added over the subsequent years, including:
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  • If you enjoy walking through lovely gardens this is the place, very tranquil. The building is filled with lovely plants and information. There is a large meeting room that is available for rentals for...  more »
  • Free garden with small conservatory as well. This is a nice place to walk and enjoy the peace and quiet. Hardly anyone else was there during our visit. Some nice plants and flowers as well as water fe...  more »
  • Went there this weekend and the garden is nice. Its not as big as I thought it was but it is well maintained and nice to look at. Its a nice place for a family trip especially for families with smalle...  more »
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  • Small gardens in a few trails. Great waterfalk in pond, with Koi fish. Beautiful place. Photographers take up a lot of places, gotta view around them.
  • Really nice. 9/11 memorial. Keep eyes open for snakes in the back near the pond.
  • My son and daughter-in-law were married in the gardens this past week-end and held the reception in the hall. It was beautiful! Doug, the venue coordinator, was very courteous and helpful throughout the planning stages and during the event. Beautiful place to spend the day or have your special event!
  • Excellent place to have a relax time and enjoy nature.. Bring your friends and take some pictures together
  • Boring unless you like golf. Not for kids, not a single playground in sight. The Cattail marsh is nothing but a old water filled landfill with a single pier for watching birds. The trail isn't so much a trail as much as it is a maintenance road you can walk on.

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