Bastrop Botanical Gardens
SATURDAYS 11 AM - 4 PM
other times by APPOINTMENT ONLY
Visit the Garden
Visit our cool, shady 4 1/2 acres and tour our demonstrations beds and our organic farm. You'll come back, again and again, even if it's just to sit and enjoy nature or read a book. Let us give you an idea of how it really is out here -- it's worth the short trip, and that's no lie.
One of the first things that strikes you when you visit Bastrop Botanical Gardens is the carefully crafted fit with nature. No chain link, concrete, or plywood tables, but a meandering walk through a beautiful garden covering a couple of acres. Artwork displayed here and there, Texas artists are highlighted in this delightful shady grove of native cedar elms that seems a world a way from the growling roar of nearby Highway 71 – even though it’s only a mile off that big highway.
You’ll discover native plants you’ve never seen before, flanked by a garden of natives to demonstrate how these water conserving plants can thrive in your sunny spots. As you top the hill, just past all the herbs, verbena and natives, your eye is drawn to a circular flower of a table full of natives or antique roses, depending on the season. And, you’ll discover the big butterfly and hummingbird garden with a centerpiece medicine wheel. Butterflies and hummingbirds distract the eye as you browse for plants from the many tables that are handcrafted from local sawmills.
All this and more make Bastrop Botanical Gardens a unique visit to take you away from the work-a-day world for a breath of fragrant, fresh country air. Call 512-303-5672 to schedule a visit.
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