Texas Botanical Gardens
The Texas Botanical Gardens will be both a place of solitude and reflection, and the hub of a thriving social center. Bounded by the Native American Interpretive Center and a new public library, the Gardens are a living museum that will feature native plant species used by the prehistoric peoples living in this region 10-12,000 years ago.
Rich history and stories about indigenous peoples living in this region of Texas abound. Archeologists have found these prehistoric peoples lived off the land by using a variety of plant life for food, clothing, shelter and medicine. We see much of this plant life every day and give little thought as to prehistoric uses or even why and how this plant life came to be here.
- Exhibits of native plants from prehistoric era (3,000 years ago)
- Ancient plant processing and baking demonstration areas
- Outdoor demonstration kitchen
- Early Native American demonstration camp featuring wikiups
- Water exhibits
- Walking trails
- Rainwater harvesting and distribution