Bees and wasps will be the focus of Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center’s Saturday Adventure Series event on April 25 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Shangri La. This informative lesson is open to the public with the purchase of a Shangri La admission ticket.

The program, titled “Don’t Kill That Bee!,” will educate participants about bees and wasps, two very important pollinators. Visitors will learn about the benefits of these under-appreciated creatures.

No RSVP is required to attend this event. Participants should meet at the Shangri La Admission Window. This is a family-oriented event; however, all children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

The same day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Shangri La will conclude its week-long Earth Week celebration with the Eco-Fest, a fun-filled festival that educates the public on ways to be kind to their world. The entry courtyard to Shangri La will be filled with informational booths offering earth-friendly products, services and opportunities. The festival will also include boat rides on Adams Bayou, children’s craft activities, games, skits, face painting, music and more.

The Eco-Fest is free with the purchase of a Shangri La admission ticket. Visitors attending the Don’t Kill That Bee! program and the Eco-Fest will only need to purchase one admission ticket.

Shangri La is located at 2111 West Park Avenue, Orange, Texas. The newly constructed Shangri La Visitor Parking area will be open and available to Shangri La visitors free of charge. 

To park at Shangri La, visitors should follow the signs and park at the Shangri La Visitor Parking lot located across West Park Ave. from the Shangri La entrance. After parking, visitors should follow the boardwalk to the crosswalk at the intersection of West Park Ave. and 20th Street for passage to the new pedestrian entryway into Shangri La. A restricted access parking lot for vehicles with proper handicap designation is located just inside the vehicular entrance gate of Shangri La.

For more information, visit or call 409.670.9113.