“In May of 1914, Houston real estate investor and industrialist George H. Hermann announced publicly his intention of deeding to the City of Houston 285 acres of this property for a municipal park across the street from the Rice Institute and thus Hermann Park was born. A century later, Hermann Park is 445-acres of beautiful green space and is visited by an estimated 6 million people per year.” from hermannpark.org
Within the park, there are walking paths, art exhibits, a ZOO!, a golf course, Miller Outdoors, and a Japanese Garden.
The Japanese Garden is what we want to focus on today because it’s more of a hidden gem within Hermann Park. With waterfalls, bridges and stone paths among a variety of trees, plants and flowers, not to mention the wildlife, the Japanese Garden is a great escape from your busy city life.
HTXoutdoors and the Japanese Garden:
At HTXoutdoors, we like to go to the Japanese Garden for our Photo walks. A photo walk is where one of the photographers gives you tips on how to take pictures, then you walk through the garden practicing and learning how to take great photos!
Who is HTXoutdoors?
If you have been looking for a group to explore Houston, do outdoor activities and meet people with similar interests, you have finally found it!
We are Houstonians (new, original and somewhere in between) in our 20’s & 30’s and we love the outdoors!
With a zest for adventure, we have day trips, weekend trips & international trips. So if you have 2 weeks of vacation or “unlimited”…you can find new adventures to fit your schedule.
Come out and meet others interested in hiking, biking, camping, kayaking, rock climbing and more! It’s a good chance to meet each other. It’s an even better chance to plan some adventures.