Reopening of Shangri La Gardens announced

Shangri La reopens after Harvey in Orange, Texas September 12, 2018
Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center has been closed for more than a year since Harvey, but reopens its doors to the public for free September 12, 2018.
Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange, Texas will reopen to the public on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. The gardens have been closed for more than a year following flooding associated with Tropical Storm Harvey.

Shangri La is an outdoor paradise of beauty right here in southeast Texas. It is a great place for a family-friendly experience. Whether it’s just a couple of hours or an entire day, there is plenty to see and do.  Admission is free.

Be sure to check out the sensory experiences in the “Here We Grow! Children’s Garden” and spectacular “Dancing Sisters” Bottle Tree Sculpture of nationally renowned Southern folklore metal artist Stephanie Dwyer. Behold the bold and colorful plant displays in the Hanging Garden, Perennial Border, Garden Rooms, Pond of the Blue Moon, and Sculpture Gardens. Connect to nature with a journey to Shangri La Garden’s Heronry Blind to observe a wealth of wildlife, including the occasional alligator sunning itself on Ruby Lake.
While the gardens are fully restored following severe flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey in late August, 2017, the Outpost Tours will remain suspended until early 2019 to allow for the completion of repairs.

Jennifer Buckner, Shangri La Garden’s Director of Horticulture notes, “There is so much to see in the gardens from colorful blooming annuals and perennials to bold foliage displays.  Shangri La is the perfect place to escape and reconnect with nature.  Come discover all the beauty our gardens have to offer!” 

Visit Shangri La often to see the changes each season brings with new plant displays, programs, and events.  

Shangri La Gardens is located at 2111 W. Park Avenue in Orange, Texas and is open Tuesday – Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for strolling and exploration. Be sure to visit their website ( to check out their fall programs as well as signature events throughout the year.

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