Shangri La Gardens Reopens Wednesday, September 12, 2018 

(ORANGE, TX) – After being closed for more than a year following the devastating flooding associated with Tropical Storm Harvey, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center will reopen to the public on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.  Admission to the gardens is FREE!

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

Take in all that Shangri La Gardens has to offer from the engaging 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 to 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 our gardens are fully restored following severe flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey in late August, 2017, our 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!”

All of this and more is waiting for you at Shangri La Gardens, 250+ acre oasis in the heart of Orange, Texas. Visit 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 our website (www.shangrilagardens.org) to check out our fall programs as well as signature events throughout the year.

About Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center

Shangri La Gardens and Nature Center encompasses 250+ acres in the heart of Orange, Texas, along the swamps and wetlands associated with Adams Bayou. Shangri La integrates its botanical gardens and nature center together to create a unique understanding of the natural world in Southeast Texas. Imagine a place where you can stroll along garden paths surrounded by a profusion of flowers, watch birds for hours from the comfort of a Heronry Blind or just spend time relaxing with friends and family. Or, you can explore your wild side and take a naturalist-led excursion along Adams Bayou to discover the wonders of nature, encounter wildlife in their natural habitats, and gain new insights into the importance of preserving the environment. No matter what motivates you to come outdoors, explore Shangri La-it’s a year- round delight for the senses.

Shangri La Gardens and Nature Center is located at 2111 W. Park Avenue in Orange, Texas, and is open Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit shangrilagardens.org